Last updated 1/23/09
The Harris Family History CD is a project that took nearly five years of gathering stories, pictures, and audio clips, and digitizing them into a format that could be easily viewed and searched on a computer.
Version 1.0 is complete, and was mailed out to all our grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins on February 28, 2005. Please email me if you're interested in a copy.
The Russ Harris, Live! project was completed in 2003, and many of the stories are good enough to have in text format, so we're going to transcribe the whole thing.
We need all the help we can get! If you'd like to help, simply email me. I'll assign you an 8-minute chunk that you can download. Type in the text exactly as it was said (example) into an email and send it back to me. When it's complete, we'll distribute the text copy to everyone, and it will appear on future versions of the Family History CD. Thanks!
|1-06||Ally Petersen||Complete, 1/5/06|
|1-07||Ally Petersen||Complete, 1/26/06|
|1-08||Ally Petersen||Complete, 3/03/06|
|1-09||Ally Petersen||incomplete, 3/05/06|
Leona Harris Mero, with whom we share a common ancestor, has put together a compilation of information on some of our more distant Harris ancestors, from Joseph Green Harris, Jr., back to John Harris.
As part of this project we've transcribed the pages of interest into digital form, so the information can be easily searched, copied, and reprinted.
Thanks to Shelly, Ashley, and Betsy for helping!
In 1985, Aunts Afton and Isabelle completed a compilation of stories and pictures relating to the Smith family. This project transcribed into the computer any and all stories pertaining to Louise S. Jones and her direct ancestors, and incorporated them into the Family History CD project that was several years in the making, and finally released on 2/28/05. This was the last major remaining body of writings to be incorporated into the FHCD project.
Thanks to all who helped!
In 1985, Grandma Jones finished work on her life story for the family history book that Afton and Isabelle were putting together. She detailed many memories of her childhood, and of her marriage and children.
Now, in the computer age we have the ability to easily store and copy electronic copies of important documents like this, as well as the ability to search through and reprint them. Thanks to Betsy Harris, Scott Harris, Kathy Jones, Laura Jones, Wendy Hargrave, Natasha Jones, Jolena Jones, Joshua Jones, Heather Jones, Shelly Harris, David Jones, Ashley Harris, and Jeanine Jones, the entire 52 page story has now been entered into the computer, and is available. Requests can be made directly from me.
Here is the status of this project:
Project Status - DONE
|Record interviews with Russ||Done, 3/15 & 3/29/03|
|Research DVD conversion options||Done|
|Select company to do conversion (MesaDVD)||Done, 4/17|
|Receive draft DVD masters||Done, 5/2|
|Pay for part 1 of the process||Done, 5/2|
|Select disc 1 chapter breakpoints||Done, 5/4|
|Select disc 2 chapter breakpoints||Done, 5/18|
|Select disc 3 chapter breakpoints||Done, 5/23|
|Select disc 4 chapter breakpoints||Done, 5/30|
|Select disc 5 chapter breakpoints||Done, 5/30|
|Select disc 6 chapter breakpoints||Done, 5/30|
|Purchase DVD duplication software||Done, 5/16|
|Verify that duplication can be done on available hardware||Done, 5/27|
|Generate menu graphics||Done, 6/19|
|Send chapter information to MesaDVD||Done, 6/19|
|Send menu graphics to MesaDVD||Done, 6/19|
|Receive 5 final master discs||Done, 7/5|
|Purchase 2-disc DVD cases||Done, 8/10|
|Generate cover inserts||Done, 7/19|
|Print cover inserts||Done, 7/19|
|Trim inserts||Done, 7/20|
|Purchase 150 + 10 blank DVD-R media, Maxell/TDK brand
see this site for details on why we're choosing Maxell and TDK DVD-Rs
|Duplicate disc sets (25 sets, 150 discs)||Done, 11/10|