The Volunteers - The Contributions
This page is dedicated to all of the wonderful transcribers and contributors that we have for the Duplin NCGenWeb site.
They have each worked tirelessly to transcribe any and all records that are sent in, or they have worked very hard at finding information on their families and have been generous enough to share it with everyone.
I would like to give a huge THANK YOU to each and every one of you!
If I have omitted someone that should be on this list PLEASE let me know so that I can add them in. I don't want anyone forgotten for their contributions in making this the best site to do Duplin County Research.
John Evans ~ John has been very generous in contributing cemetery photos and transcriptions as well as various corrections and other additions. Lillian & Pearl Houston ~ Lillian emailed me when I first took this site over and offered to help me build it into a site to be proud of and she has done just that! She has gone out in the heat and cold to find all of the lost and abandoned cemeteries and transcribed each one by hand and then typed up and sent the transcriptions to me to add to the site. The first cemetery we worked on together was Rockfish Presbyterian Church, it was huge and we didn't even get 1/2 of it finished before I had to leave and return home. I couldn't get back to help finish it, but she kept at it until we got all of it transcribed and online. She has also tirelessly transcribed 90% of the census records we have online now. She has worked on them steadily for 5 years and has almost completed them. She has learned to work with templates that I sent to that it would be easier for me to post the massive amounts of information that she transcribes. The templates have HTML incorporated into them and she was very eager to learn how to work with them to make it easier on me.She has also sent in huge files of the families she is working on to add to the families pages. She also goes out and photographs the cemeteries and gets the GPS coordinates for each one so that everyone can find the exact locations for each of them. Without Lillian and Pearl this site would not be half of what it is today! We all owe them a debt of gratitude! Helen Peterson ~ Helen has helped with Revolutionary War and Civil War records as well as anything else that I have asked or sent her way. She is also helping to transcribe cemeteries from the photos on other sites as well as all she does to help with Duplin. Nancy Prouty ~ Nancy has jumped in and transcribed any and everything that I have sent her as well as learned how to work with the HTML templates so that all of the massive amounts of transcriptions she does are easier for me to post. Her husband Jeff even took the time to make a merging program for her to make it easier to do the templates. Jackie Purdy ~ Jackie has been a champ at doing any and everything I have sent for transcriptions as well as transcribing and sending in letters, stories, family histories and many other things to add to the site. She also learned to work with the HTML template and is always one of the first to help me out when I have something new that needs doing. Jackie has also been a sounding board for me when I get frustrated when no one is sending innew information and also helps me to come up with new things to add to the site. Katherine Ricker ~ What can I say about Katherine! She has worked tirelessly helping to transcribe records and even learned to work with the HTML template. She has transcribed for the Duplin site as well as the Revolutionary War and whatever else I have sent her way. She has made me laugh through all of the frustrations I have had, and there have been plenty! She has always had a cheerful outlook on whatever came our way. When controversies arise on the mailing list or even with me (I think she is psychic!) She is always there with an email to brighten my day and to help me trudge through it. When I have wanted to throw my hands up and yell "Uncle, I quit!" Katherine is always there to bring me back down to earth. She has really been a blessing to me. Carol Robinson ~ Carol has helped to transcribe Revolutionary War records, Bible records as well as NC Marriage records for us. She works tirelessly along with all of the other transcribers and pitches in wherever I need hered her. Jeanie Blanton Trimble ~ Jeanie has helped transcribe some of the deeds that we have as well as contributed a number of other records to the site. She is also willing to jump in and help other researchers in need. Ada Dunn ~ Ada has contributed countless photos, transcriptions and various things for the site. Without her expertise, knowledge and gerous sharing of information we wouldn't have things like the Postmasters and other things available to us!
David Dunn ~ David has contributed deeds, wills, birth, marriage and death information as well as photos and family tree information. I am sure there is much more that he has contributed as well! Sloan Mason ~ Sloan has contributed a little bit of everything! Deeds, wills, estate records, birth, marriage and death records, all kinds of Military information, photos and tons of other things to the site. Don Matthews ~ Don has contributed all kinds of Military information as well as land grants, deeds, wills, estate records and numerous other things. Barbara Shore ~ Barbara has transcribed and contributed numerous records to add to the site. Carroll Pearsall ~ Carroll has transcribed numerous obituaries as well as contributed family information and numerous other things to add to the site. Bob Bennett ~ Bob has contributed all kinds of Military information as well as land grants, deeds, wills, estate records and numerous other things. Fran West Powell ~ Fran has sent in wills, deeds, family information as well as many other things to add to the site. She is currently sending in copies of 19 years worth of research that she has collected. This is a HUGE boost to this site! J. Kevin Howard ~ Kevin has contributed all kinds of Military information as well as land grants, deeds, wills, estate records and numerous other things. Hunt Sanders ~ Hunt has sent in several deed transcriptions as well as many other things for us to add to the site. Ben Cooper ~ Ben has contributed all kinds of Military information as well as family information and records as well as numerous other things. Mike Cooper ~ Mike has contributed family information, photos, Military information and is always willing to jump in and help other researchers. Billie Powell ~ Billie was a transcriber for us until her health got bad. She has also contributed numerous records to the site. LouGene Hemphill ~ LouGene has contributed Bible records, family files, photographs and numerous other information to the site. Elizabeth Dickson Golbach ~ Libby has sent in deeds, wills, family records as well as many other things for us. Steven Strickland ~ Steven has contributed family information and many other things to the site. Dorothy White ~ Dorothy has contributed family info, deeds, wills and many other things to us. Carolyn Shank ~ Carolyn has shared many, many records with us as well as sending them to the archives so that they can add them to their records as well.