Welcome to the
Overstreet Homestead Project
Development of the Project
The project began as the result of a group
of people deciding that it was time to do something about the missing links and brick
walls in their family research. Something beyond making a connection with others
working on the same surname. Beyond the thousands of homepages that list links, gedcoms,
or an index for printed books or documents.
It is time to do something to get those
valuable documents ONLINE...... accessible to anyone with a computer and modem.
The word went out. Volunteers were
recruited to either donate their existing transcribed documents, or to actually commit to
transcribing data, such as census records, marriage bonds, wills, etc. This project will
also help preserve the information stored in musty old courthouse basements and attics on
fading, crumbling paper.
The Overstreet Homestead Archives were
planned by the Overstreet Mailing List.
This project is maintained entirely by volunteers and depends on the
support of RootsWeb and people like you that want to see Genealogy research take a step
forward. We can use the technology of today, and make the Internet work for Genealogy!
If you have something you would like to contribute to the project, please
review the guidelines below, and than contact us from the link at the end of the
Types of files for the Archives include:
Federal Census (free, slave, mortality, agriculture,
4. Divorce (or under court?)
Court records (county, federal, civil, circuit, probate....)
Church records (members lists, baptisms...)
Newspapers (obits, marriage & birth announcements, local events...)
Prison Records (got some proven moonshiners in my tree - the rest is just
Military Records (rosters, muster rolls, service records, pension
2. Civil War,
3. Indian Wars
6. War of 1812
10. Viet Nam
11. Persian Gulf
Land Records (deeds, land transfers, federal land grants, surveyor's
Tax Records (land, property, state, federal, local....)
Local Directories (phone books, old county and city directories....)
Occupational (?) (Mining inspector's reports, Accident reports, railroad
reports, company newsletters....)
Educational (?) (school histories, newsletters, KY's school census,
Guidelines for File Submissions
Overstreet Homestead Archives Notice
Place a notice on each text file to protect the submitter. A recommended
OVERSTREET HOMESTEAD ARCHIVES NOTICE: These electronic pages
may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by any other organization
or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material, must obtain the
written consent of the contributor, or the legal representative of the submitter, and
contact the listed Overstreet Homestead
archivist with proof of this consent.
1. Only virus-checked files will be accepted.
2. Ascii text (.txt) files are preferred. Non-text will be
converted to text before storing. If you have created a .doc, .wri, .xls, .dbf, etc. file,
please save it "as text" in your software program, and assign a ".txt"
extension to the filename. Hard "tabs" are not encouraged, as they do not
translate the same on all browsers. Please use "5 hard spaces" in place of tabs.
Large files may be split. We may, at our discretion, store the same data in several
formats. Scanned documents will be considered, depending on their content.
3. All data is free to the public, and the Overstreet Homestead
Archives project will not pay royalties on any submissions.
4. Data is provided for downloading "as is" -- no
guarantees of anything. The transcriptions in the Overstreet Homestead Archives should be
used as clues in your research, and we strongly recommend referring to the original
5. File contributors must use their own discretion regarding the
inclusion of data on living people.
6. We will accept gedcoms, due to space considerations
this info may not be posted. It will be posted into the master family database and
available to the site visitor via lookup by the site administer.
7. No executable files will be accepted.
8. Do not send copyrighted material, unless it is your own, and
you include a statement of permission to use in the document.
Note: Public domain records cannot be copyrighted.
9. We are now able to store scanned images of primary source
documents, but must be cautious about the size and quality, as well as the genealogical
value of those documents.
10. We cannot guarantee permanency, in the event data is lost.
11. Any obviously false, malicious, libelous, or copyrighted
data will be erased. We do not guarantee the validity of any files. Always check the
12. These guidelines are subject to change.
13. Once submitted, the data can't be retracted by submitter.
(This rule causes concern to many potential submitters. The reason for this rule is that
the volunteer file managers spend many hours preparing the files in the proper format for
viewing by all types of computers. We have to discourage submissions - retractions -
submissions - retractions because of the volume of data that is submitted. The Overstreet
Homestead Archives are accessible FREE and will remain FREE, to researchers. The files
within will not be used for any commercial purposes by the Overstreet Homestead Project.) Copyright
to data contributed to resides with the contributor, who agrees that the Overstreet
Homestead Archives, as a not-for-profit project, has permanent use of the data.
14. We retain the right to refuse any submission.
15. Files in the Overstreet Homestead Archives may not be copied
for selling in any format.
Contribute a file
To contribute a file just click on
Information.. This will let you paste any information you
would like added to the web site. Please include source if possible.
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since 1 Apr 2000.
This information is provided for the free use of those engaged in
non-commercial genealogical research. Any commercial use is strictly prohibited.
This site was created for the Overstreet family by Thomas Parker and co-creator
Laura Flebbe. The genuine support of the Overstreet
discussion list made it possible. Also.... Without your help none of this could have
Please stop by the credit page to view all the contributors.
This page was last updated on
06/03/09 09:11:03 PM