The process of populating the archive’s knowledge bases (stories, memorials and research notes) to a serviceable level by 2025 (my personal goal) is not complicated when broken down into its individual parts but, for it to be a success, require the input and participation of many, something which has yet to materialize. You can help to make this happen. Help is needed on the following fronts:
- the identification of early Nolan family branches spread around the world and creation of “early Nolan family stories” (based upon the first two generations of the particular branch) for inclusion in the “Stories” knowledge base
- the identification, collection and digitization (OCR or transcription) of Nolan-related historical information likely to be of interest to the Nolan diaspora (e.g. Fr. John Nolan’s manuscripts, the Nowlin-Stone genealogy, Glenn Allen Nolen’s notes, Reynold Fieldcrest’s Memorials collection, etc.)
- the analysis and cataloging by subject area of the collected Nolan-related historical information, creating an abstract/summary for each item reviewed
- the writing of articles/essays for inclusion in the “anecdotes” knowledge bases or as part of the online Nolan history book(NOTE: stories for inclusion in the “stories”
If you are interested in helping to build the world-class “archive of Nolan-related information” as envisioned by the founders of the modern-day Nolan Clan in 1995 I invite you to:
As an incentive to those helping to build the archive, volunteers will be provided with access to a “Gold Mine” of information (a private online repository/knowledge base of information) ready to be “mined” for Nolan-related information in support of writing and publishing articles in the websites three main knowledge bases i.e. Family Stories, Memorials and Research Notes.
A read through my write-up on current website initiatives ( i.e. Archives 2025, Nolan Book 2021 and Family Treetops 2021 ) should give you some idea of where you might be able to help out.