+ripraff Posted August 24, 2016 Share Posted August 24, 2016 Since most of the way marks are found, I don't usually know much about them before I start using Google. Some places never get way marked because there is NOTHING out there that I can find. There are churches that look old, but they have no webpage. Usually about all you can find is an address. If they are a big denomination the group, say Methodists have an online directory which has address and name of minister. Only some even give you service time. If they say community church for instance, you don't know if they are currently a known denomination or even if they are still active. Some towns have online histories where they list different churches and when they were built. It is still hard to distinguish between first building and current building. Topics like bridges I rely on a couple sites that list information, but that is all I know. It they don't list, I generally don't waymark. Some places actually do turn up interesting threads that produce stories that a fun to get into. Sometimes the amount of writeup is due to how tired I am, are we on a trip and I want to get down to breakfast, but I want to keep the streak going. Usually if I am asked to do more, I give Google another shot and try to think of ways I can get something related, even if not directly. Or I wait until I have more energy and can spend more time hunting down something. I interested in photos, but I still try to write something. I have had some reviewers suggest databases that have proved useful (New York has National Historic sites on a database including contributing buildings to historic districts). Without this database many sites would not have been way marked. I realize that way marks can be rejected, if they don't please the reviewer, but please give ideas to help with the research or explain what you think I can find and maybe how. Quote Link to comment
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