Caperton Society Blog
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Memorial Weekend Update
First I hope everyone is enjoying th Memorial day weekend which is a three day holiday for most. At the same time we need to remember why Memorial Day exists, and thank those who serve, those who served, and those who have fallen. Thank you and God Bless You.
I have completed the revamping of the Menu links. I believe I now have them sorted out the way I needed so that I can add future links in a logical manner. The major change s are to Projects, Collections and the Main Menu. Projects were consolidated under one menu link. Current and future Projects are found thru a link called Projects on the Main Menu. This menu link will take you to a page that will allow you to jump directly to the project of your choice. There is now a Collections Link. This link consolidates ALL of the records, documents, History etc. found on the website. Once you click on Collections you will see a Menu on the left appear that will contain dropdowns to any of the records found on the site. All of this enabled me to clean up and reduce the amount of links found on the Main Menu. Hopefully this will make it easier for everyone. Let me know what you think.
I have also FINALLY re-added Gay Nix's research of Nancy Kelly (B-5) to the Family Trees page. You can see this family tree along with the others once you log in. Remember, if you have work that is not found in Bernard Caperton's book or corrections to the book that you would like to appear on the family tree pages send me an email.
Caperton Collections get facelift and a Project Update
I have spent the last week re-working the look and feel of the several database collections found here at Caperton.info. If you go to the Marriages listing for example you will find the look more closely matches the rest of the website now. I have also begun scanning and linking copies of documents from the Caperton.info paper archives and linking them to the database. A good example of this is, again, in the marriage listings. On the far right of the last six listings you will notice there is a grey and black block that denotes an image link. Click on that link and a larger image of the document the record is derived from will appear. There are now about 175 original documents and photos and over 450 extracted records already on the site. While this is a start, I hold over 1000 pages of documents in my own personal collection that I will be scanning and posting in the coming months. If you would like to contribute to this, please email me and we can figure out the best way to get your information online.
I am continuing forward with the Book Project. I have about 19% of the pages transcribed. Once I have completed the transcription process, I will begin editing and updating. You can keep current on this project by clicking on the BMC Book II link on the Book Project Main page
I have added a Descendant Chart to the DNA Project. This chart shows the descent of those that hve submitted samples to the DNA Project. As promised you can only see detailed information on the DNA Project if you register on this site. So what are you waiting for?
I am getting ready to email out the First Caperton.info newsletter in probably 5 years. If you would like to receive a copy in your email box you just need to register as everyone that is signed up will receive one. I am hoping to get one out each quarter.
Virginia Grants Back online!
I have just completed re-imaging of the Virginia Land Grants Collection and placing it back online. Originally they were in a pdf format that was a little more challenging to display. I have now re-imaged them all, reduced the file size, and believe it or not they appear to be of slightly better quality. Please let me know what you think of the new format and accessability.