I'm delighted to make several announcements about the Unclaimed Persons initiative that was launched by RootsTelevision.com on facebook several months ago.
First, we've launched a website! Visit Unclaimed Persons to learn about the project, how to volunteer, what coroners have to say about working with genealogists, and more. While we'll continue to "work" the case on facebook, this companion site contains a number of useful resources that volunteers, medical examiners and others can turn to.
Second, I'm amazed to report that we now have 400 volunteers! To accommodate the influx of volunteers and cases (we've just reached agreement with another major county), we welcome three new case administrators -- Robert Baca, Kathy Then and Denise Levenick. Thank you for your willingness to donate your valuable time and sleuthing skills!
And finally, if you'd like to watch an interview about Unclaimed Persons -- how it all came about, what we've done to date and so forth -- check out the first half of this chat between Dick Eastman and myself.