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09/05/2005 Archived Entry: "Katrina PeopleFinder Project"

The Katrina PeopleFinder Project is using Wiki to create a searchable database of missing person reports from all the hundreds of web sites publishing this data.

Even an hour or two of your time over your long Labor Day weekend will make a big difference. All you need to help is an internet connection and the ability to copy data onto a form. No other fancy tech skills are required.

It's simple: We'd like you to "claim" chunks of raw data about Katrina victims that we're gathering from hundreds of websites, and then enter that data into an online form so people can actually search through one consolidated database and find information about their loved ones.

It took me less than 5 minutes to register, claim a block of data, and enter a form. They have 10,000 records as of 3 AM. Time for me to get back to work.


Posted by Silver @ 07:15 AM CST

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