Indexing the Historical Documents
These pages are not intended for casual viewing.
Some of the indexing files are very large.
For example, the Complete Linked Index is 4 MB
Much too large if you do not have a broadband internet connection.
We offer some simple alternatives below.
The Documents indexed in this sub-site are:
Memories of a Long Life Lucy Jane Gean (Jean) Williams (Lucy J. Williams)
The Civil War Letters of Jefferson B. Mansfield and Ann Gean Mansfield (Ann Cornelia Gean)
The History of the Mount Zion M. E. Church, South of Chatham County, North Carolina (Lucy J. Williams)
And a few references from Our Special Net: Images - Genealogy
The Documents are indexed collectively and generally for Names, Geography, Dates, Institutions, etc.
The Indexes are of 2 types:
For quick reference and information only. A simple listing of references, with multiple references represented as a single item. There are no links on these pages.
The massive main indexes, with all the page links for the various entries. Very Large Files.
These are set up as tables- Search engines may not index phrases out of these tables, but may index single words.
The ORCA spider used on OSN seems to have no problem with a phrase search from these tables.
These are the indexes for research and referencing.
There are alternatives below for local use of the complete linked index.
Alternatives: Designed to work from your computer with an active internet connection, the links will not work without internet access.
The Complete Main Index with all the references, and the individual topical indexes are available as compressed files.
Here are three alternatives: The first seems to be preferred by several people who have tested this idea.
1. On most browsers, you can open the zip file directly, just by clicking on it, and it will open very quickly, just follow your browser's instruction windows as they pop up. Quite simple, and quite fast. It then works as an 'online' page... don't worry, it's virus free. (CA Anti-virus 2007)
2. Download the zip file, unzip it at your leisure, and work from your computer
3. If you cannot open a zipped file, download the file as a self-opening "exe" file.
Follow your browser/computer instructions. You may get the usual security warnings. The files are 'safe'.
HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Locations, Geography, Institutions, Events, Misc.