Friday, April 13, 2007

Help Wanted – HistoricNewAlbany.Com Needs You

Be part of the team that is changing the image of New Albany one house at time! Be part of the HistoricNewAlbany.Com team!

There are multiple openings for a “House History Investigator”. Apply today!

Job Title: House History Investigator
Job Location: New Albany, Indiana

Responsibilities: The individual(s) will assist the Floyd County Historian, David Barksdale, in researching home histories for properties listed on HistoricNewAlbany.Com. Individual(s) will receive property addresses and then utilize tools available at the New Albany Floyd County Library Indiana Room to construct a history of the property for publishing on the website. Histories to include, but not limited to, original owners/builders, dates of construction, and identifying significant historical facts about residents of the home.

Qualifications: Training will be provided. Familiarity with the library a plus, but not necessary. Experience with computers also a plus – especially Microsoft Word.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary – none
Benefits – personal smugness from a job well done
Work Schedule – anytime the library is open

Interested parties should contact David Barksdale at

Seriously, some help really is needed. The site popularity is growing and the number of listings is going up. The house histories and naming of the homes are things that help potential buyers connect with their future house. David does 99.9% of the histories and he can get behind due to his busy schedule and many other commitments. That means houses get delayed in hitting the website.

If you have the time to help, please contact him.

And don’t forget that on Tuesday May 15th – you can learn all the skills you need to research homes by attending the “Research Your Historic Home Workshop” - 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the New Albany – Floyd County Public Library, 180 West Spring Street, New Albany.

Reservations required: Call Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana – 812.284.4534.
Limit: 20 participants

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