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Can you help me find a copy of this court case?

I found a link to an old court case involving a relative of mine. Google Books won't show me the whole thing - can anyone find it elsewhere or suggest how I can get a copy? I don't have access to legal databases. This is the link, and my relative referred to is Erno Scheiner.
posted by Joe in Australia on Aug 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me snarf image files accessible via a web app

The Mormons have put images of a whole lot of family records online (e.g., here) and people can view and download them for free via a web app. This is super nice of them. But their app is so slow and buggy that doing this page-by-page is driving me crazy. How can I download a whole lot of images at once, or at least automate the process?
posted by Joe in Australia on Aug 10, 2011 - 1 answer

Lots of photos of tombstones. I want to crowdsource the transcription. How?

I have lots and lots of photos of tombstones and I want to get the information into a machine-readable format - ideally a spreadsheet. I think I can find volunteers to transcribe them, but I need a way to do it efficiently. Can anyone suggest a way to do this online, perhaps using some sort of blogging or Wiki-like software?
posted by Joe in Australia on May 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Looking for an an English-speaking genealogist in Austria

I need an English-speaking genealogist in Austria with experience searching Austro-Hungarian military records. I haven't had much luck using search engines. Any suggestions?
posted by Joe in Australia on Mar 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Where is "Landerthal near Blaustaden, Austria"?

My grandparents were part of a group taken to Austria as slave laborers via the Strasshof concentration camp. The last surviving member of the group remembers their destination as being "Landerthal near Blaustaden, Austria". Does anyone know where this is?
posted by Joe in Australia on Mar 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Using colored filters to photograph gravestones

I want to get some feedback on my idea for photographing eroded gravestones before I go out and buy the materials to test it. I propose taking two camera flashes and putting green film over one and red film over the other. Then I'll mount one on the left and one on the right of the camera. I hope that this will give green shadows on one side of the carvings and red shadows on the other, and by fiddling with the resulting photo in Photoshop I'll be able to see the faded carvings better. Does this sound as though it would work? Could I get by with a single coloured flash? Is there a better way?
posted by Joe in Australia on Mar 1, 2010 - 13 answers

How much should I pay someone in Hungary?

How much should I offer someone in Hungary to photograph graves in a cemetery? I'm doing genealogical research and I need about a dozen graves photographed. I found someone willing to do it, and I don't want to either insult him or drive the price up.
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 21, 2008 - 8 answers

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