Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Credit Where Credit is Due

Congrats to Chris Dunham, who yesterday marked his 1000th post on The Genealogue, without a doubt the wittiest genealogy blog. . . .I recently noted that Missouri has placed online death certicates from 1910 to 1950. In his 1000th post, Chris pointed out that Dave B., author of OakvilleBlackWalnut, was one of the volunteers who made that project possible. Many thanks, Dave, to you and the other folks who worked so hard to such great effect!. . . .Today is the 100th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake. The San Francisco Virtual Museum has a list of the names of those who were killed in the disaster. . . .Today is also the 231st anniversary of Paul Revere's alarm-raising ride. . . .

3 comments:

Dave said...

Thanks, Craig, but if you assume all of the volunteers did the same amount of data entry, my packet was about average. Archives staff (and volunteers in Jeff City?) who scanned the death certificates are who really deserve thanks. I can't imagine scanning over two million documents with millions more to go.

Anonymous said...

I mean no disrespect to Mr. Revere but did anyone see Robert Wuhl's HBO special "Assume the Position"? It seems as though a man named Israel Bissell was cheated out of his fame. This was all because Henry Wadsworth Longfellow found the name "Bissell" to be a bit less poetic than "Revere".

Craig Manson said...

Thanks, I enjoyed the story of Israel Bissell!