7th Edition American Boyers Index Project
As the historian works diligently on completing the final volume of unpublished chapters for “American Boyers” it is imperative for us to press on with preparing the index for publication. It is expected that we will have over 265,000 names in over 7,800 pages as part of close to 650 chapters of Boyer genealogy to index. At this point over 400 chapters are ready to be processed with the remaining to be added as volume 8 is finalized for publication. There is a potential that the index will span three volumes before it is complete and it is expected to have all of them go to publication at the same time. It is also planned to include a couple of appendices that will contain some of the information found in other parts of this website such as past reunion information, past presidents, Boyer patents, Boyers in the Military, etc. What will be included will depend on the amount of space available after the index is set. This is no small feat! Help is desperately needed to bring this project to fruition.
What Can You Do?
UPDATED: We have completed the initial indexing of the first 7 volumes of the Boyer histories, as you can see by the status graphics at the bottom of this page. We are still looking for volunteers to assist with other parts of the index project to bring it to completion. We anticipate additional manipulation of the data to get it into publication format, but are not sure of the specifics yet.
It is expected that the next phase could take up to an additional year, but we will learn from this process so that when volume 8 is ready to go to publication we can quickly incorporate that information into what has been done. Your support would be greatly appreciated and those who do work on this project will be acknowledged in the publication of the index.
If you are interested then let us know by clicking HERE for the contact form, choose “Volunteer” and let us know in the Subject line that you are looking to help with the “Index Project”.
Lastly this page will provide an ongoing status of the project so we know how we are doing.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Index Project Progress Status
status as of January 2, 2021
These graphs show the current status on the indexing project and do not include the chapters or name counts for the forthcoming Volume 8. These numbers will be added once known. The work for the current published volumes is now completed. We hope you will take the time and provide us your assistance on this project in other ways as 1 person year of work has been spent on this project up to this point.