I have been receiving quite a few queries so I have been busy working on those and there has been some great connections, including a letter and some photos returned to family members. Those are the kinds of things that keep me going.
I have started working on the headstone notations in the gallery again and I am to the “G’s.”
I was looking through the obituaries and a test that I did, adding a link to the headstone in the gallery, a link to Find-a-Grave, and a link to that individual’s death certificate on Familysearch.org. As I feared, the links to the obituaries on family search are now broken. They also don’t seem to allow you to look up every death record for that county right now either so the link on the main page will show an error though it gets you to the database so you can do a lookup. This could be to a Texas privacy law that does not allow you to create a list of the death records online. I’m not sure at this time. But I will figure out a solution soon. I also noticed that in general, some of the tables are too big for the pages. I will fix that as soon as I can.
If you are on Facebook, you are welcome to “like” the page created for this website. Click the banner on the right hand side of this page. We have a lot of new members lately I’m sure due to a referral from a lovely lady who has a Facebook Page called Panhandle Tidbits. She is a great historical writer and she includes histories on Swisher County and posts some wonderful photographs that I’m sure you will enjoy if you have ancestors from the Panhandle.
I am still moving pages from the old sites. If there’s anything that you want to see that isn’t working properly, please let me know and I will see if I can get it fixed for you. If you have any photographs or information about your family that you would like to archive on this page, please don’t hesitate to contact me. My email is listed in the image at the top of this page (to prevent spammers).
Speaking of spammers… I’ve been trying hard to combat it at this site. I have got over 43,000 spam comments since I installed an addon to combat it a few years ago! So glad I don’t have to do that on my own. I also get at least 20 spam user registrations a day. Several months ago, I was alerted that someone had been able to attach coding to my site to add spam links to every legitimate comment made. I’m hoping I was able to get rid of that. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before something else happens. I sure wish I could spend that time working on the website instead. Please let me know if you see anything unusual and my apologies in advance if anything gets missed.
Thank you for your patience!