A new Milestone has been reached at the Caperton Society Website. There are now images of over 2000 original source documents available to assist Caperton's in researching their roots. 2067 to be exact! The collection that pushed us over the top is the WWII 'Old Man' draft records update. Not only were 38 names added to the collection, along with images, but the entire database was reworked to include more extracted data, and links where possible to the Bernard Caperton book" The Caperton Family".
This has been a busy year for the website with the addition of the 1860 and 1870 US Censuses, hundreds of Marriage and Death records added, and the War of 1812 and WWII draft records updating. For details on what has been added or updated you can always click on the "What's Available" link at the bottom of most webpages. The What's Available page has a summary listing of all of the collections and includes the most recent time the collection was updated. I can tell you that 2000 only scratches the surface of what I have available to put online! Each of these new collections does however take a considerable amount of work on my part and I could certainly use help. One of the more important goals in these collections is to include where ever possible, the Henry number from Bernard Caperton's book to help those using the book to locate information on a specific person. If you are interested in helping to research and identify these numbers for the those in the collections without a number please let me know and I can set you up with the needed access. You dont need to be a computer geek to help either. If you can handle the basics of an excel spreadsheet, you can help! The more individuals that help with this the more time I will have to work on new collections and the revision of "The Caperton Family" book!!!!