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The Society has added a new area to the site - The Publishing Department. This is to help registered members create and print copies of their family histories and optionally sell them on the Caperton Society Website. Since this is a benefit to the members and not a profit center, there are some restrictions, two key ones are that the Family History must be somehow related to Capertons (even if by marriage) and second that only books published by the Society can be put up for sale on the Society site. This is the same publisher the Society uses to publish the books already on the website and are of very good quality. Several new pages have been added to the site, under the Publishing link on the top menu, with more detail. If you would like additional information just fill out the form that can be found in the Publishing section menu. A note though, you must be logged in to access the Request for Information Form.

Over the past several months, as most of you have undoubtedly noticed, the website has been undergoing a pretty dramatic upgrade. With many new areas, over a thousand records online and a completely new look and menu system. More recently the improvements have been probably even more dramatic.... except you just couldn't see them. I have upgraded the security for the database that drives the data collection, further hardend the site against attack, and improved the caching capability so that the site would respond faster to users...  Well at least that was the intent! What really happened was that the improvements to the Cache Processes ACTUALLY broke the menu system and blocked access to virtually ALL of the collections on the site. It was the sharp eye of one of our newest members, Teresa, that brought it to my attention. So special kudos to Teresa. I have now repaired the problem and the collections are now back online!

The Caperton Society Publishing Dept. has added two new books to the store! The first is a reprint of the "Old Record of The Captivity of Margaret Erskine" this is the version annotated by Bernard Caperton. The book is about The capture of Margaret Erskine (Mother of Jane, who married Hugh "Elmwood" Caperton) by Indians in 1779,and is an incredible story. Believed to be written by Senator Allen T. Caperton as told to him by Margaret (his grandmother) the book also includes annotations by Bernard M. Caperton. 6" x 9" format, 46 pages. The Second release is a reprint of the 1953 Cruise Book of the USS CAPERTON. Edited by Barend Steevels, GM1 The USS Caperton, named after Admiral William Banks Caperton (E-8531) was a Destroyer built for World War II. Deactivated after the war, only to be reactivated again and used during the Korean conflict. This cruise book takes readers, in text and photos, from Newport RI, to the Far East, through the crew's role in the Korean conflict, and then to ports around the globe as they completed a World Cruise. This book contains some great pictures of both the USS Caperton and her crew. 86 pages. These are actual bound softcover books, NOT electronic copies on a CD.