Massachusetts Vital Records Project

$495 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 8 months
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John Slaughter  SPIRIT LAKE, ID
I'm John Slaughter and for more than 15 years I've been developing a vital records web site, MA Vital Records Project.

I wish to raise the money to help pay the costs associated with my site - hosting fees, membership fees in sites where I need to research, buying research material, paying for programming help.

The money will be used exclusively for the support of the MA Vital Records Project.

I am coming up on renewal of hosting fees. That is the most immediate issue. Without hosting, the web site dies.

Since starting this, it has become almost an obsession. My greatest pleasure comes from hearing from people who have found a long lost ancestor by using my site. I endeavor to make it the best vital records site there is. My site is totally free to anyone who wants to use it. I receive no financial or technical help in its maintenance. There is no advertising on the site and never will be.

Obviously, I'm going to be extremely grateful for the help. However, more importantly, all of the people who use my site will be grateful to the people who help keep this site online.
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2 months ago
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I have begun acquiring images for Connecticut. The transcriptions, and then the appearance of these online, will take time. Probably at least 6 months.
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The project goes on. In fact, I'm acquiring vital records for Connecticut and will begin adding them in the near future.
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$495 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 8 months
Created June 25, 2016
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John Slaughter  
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$50
CHRIS HURLEY
4 days ago

John, this is a very good resource. Thank you.

DE
$50
Dawn Exarhopoulos
13 days ago

I have been researching my possible connection to the Mayflower and your site has been the most helpful to me so far. I am a Wheeler by birth and that name is very prevalent in the Berlin/Bolton/Concord area of Massachusetts.

CG
$50
Charles Grabs
15 days ago

This site has been very helpful with my research. Keep up the good work.

$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
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$50
Linda Freeman
2 months ago

The Massachusetts Vital Records Project is a great site. I use it often. Here's hoping Suffolk County will go online next!

PS
$100
Paula Lane Smith
2 months ago

Too long overdue, Thanks for your patience in putting these volumes online

DR
$100
D. B. Robinson
6 months ago

My contribution is too long overdue.

$50
Anonymous
6 months ago
$20
Caroline Bigelow
6 months ago

This site has been invaluable to me!

$15
Linda Hart
6 months ago

it is so convenient to have these records on-line. Thank you.

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