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Here are the latest changes to the New Light on the Donner Party Website, with the most recent at the top.

 

November 5, 2006. Added links to my new Donner Blog to the Home and News pages.

October 27, 2006. Added details to Cannibalism on the FAQ page and lots of tidbits to the News page.
September 17, 2006. Added details to the Donner 2006 and News pages.
August 19, 2006. Worked on the Rescuers page; did some rearranging and added a bit of information to several entries (Cady, Clark, Stone, McCutchen, Miller, and Reed), plus some other edits.
August 13, 2006. Updated information about the Religion of Donner Party members on the FAQ page.

July 28, 2006. Only a genealogist would understand, but I was delighted to learn Eliza Williams' date of death from a reader, Elizabeth Cogan, who kindly sent me the information. This snippet inspired me to rework Eliza's entry on the Teamsters page.
July 21, 2006. Revamped the "Myths" page -- it's now Some Donner Party Myths and Mysteries in Brief -- and added two new mysteries; see the News page for commentary and a couple more items.
May 25, 2006. Added Donner Party 2006 page about upcoming events this fall.

April 26, 2006. Added information about KUER RadioWest program about Alder Creek to News page, a few other edits elsewhere.
April 21, 2006. Added information about Disney's One More Mountain, now available on DVD, to News and FAQ pages; also added information about play in Santa Cruz to News page. Added child to Eliza Williams' biographical entry. Minor edits on Breen page.
April 18, 2006. Added information about the New Yorker's Alder Creek article to News page; also this week, added information to Selim Woodworth entry on Rescuers page, plus a few minor edits elsewhere.
April 9, 2006. Added information about the renovated Castro-Breen Adobe to the News page. More tinkering on the Teamsters page (Charles Stanton, Noah James, Luis, and Salvador entries). Added information to M. D. Ritchie and Reason P. Tucker entries on Rescuers page; edited William D. Ritchie entry. A few other edits hither and yon.
April 4, 2006. Added a few bits of information to Noah James, Edward Coffeemeyer, Joseph Sels, and Joseph Verrot entries. A few other edits elsewhere.
February 25, 2006. Added information about UC Bancroft exhibit to News page, graphic novel to Recent Books page.
February 17, 2006. Added information about display of Donner Party items to News  page.
February 9, 2006. Added links to the relevant "Find A Grave" pages to the biographical entries for Eliza, Frances, and Mary Donner and Solomon Hook. Thanks, Mary Lanigan, for your efforts!
February 4, 2006. Tinkered with Donner Party Bulletin No. 15 some more.
January 28, 2006. Added information to William H. Eddy's biographical entry.
January 21, 2006. I've made several minor revisions to Donner Party Bulletin No. 15 over the past few days. Added some internal navigation links. Added some information to Sources page.
January 17, 2006. Several revisions of Donner Party Bulletin No. 15.
January 16, 2006. Added information about the archaeology conference to News page; added Donner Party Bulletin No. 15.

January 8, 2006. A few minor edits on Teamsters page, change copyright year on home page.
December 8, 2005. Temporarily deactivated Guestbook because of ridiculous amount of spam; older entries can still be read.
December 1, 2005. Many minor edits on Teamsters page and elsewhere. Added information about archaeology conference to News page.

November 6, 2005. Many minor edits on several pages.
October 15, 2005. Added information to William Johnson entry. Removed more spam from the Guestbook.

September 25, 2005. Added information to Solomon Hook, William H. Eddy, and Sarah Graves Fosdick entries, some edits to other pages. Removed more spam from the Guestbook.
September 18, 2005. Removed more spam from the Guestbook; several minor edits on other pages. Added information to George and Jacob Donner and Eddy and the Deer on the Brief Myths page.
August 26, 2005. Added blurb about the Truckee Lake concert to the News page. Removed more spam from the Guestbook (sigh).
August 11, 2005. Added some information to Sarah Graves, Jay Fosdick, and Selim Woodworth entries; added more detailed birth and death dates for several of the Breens.

July 22, 2005. Added a few details to James F. Breen and William C. Graves Roster entries, a few other edits.
July 2, 2005. Updated and replaced several broken hyperlinks.
June 18, 2005. Revised Ada Keseberg entry and made some edits on Roster page. Some edits to McCutchen page. Added a tiny bit to Walter Herron and Hiram Miller entries, other minor edits on the Teamsters page and elsewhere.
June 11, 2005. Added item about the Discovery Trails Project to the News page; a few edits elsewhere.
June 9, 2005. Removed "artist wanted" ad from homepage; a few edits elsewhere.
May 30, 2005. Added information to Adolph Bruheim and Caleb Greenwood entries, various other edits on Rescuers page.
May 29, 2005. Tinkered with the ad on the home page, several edits on the George Donner page; added quote to Leanna Donner's entry.
May 25, 2005. Added call for an artist to the home page and information about the latest Overland Journal to the News page.
May 15, 2005. Removed invalid hyperlinks from News page, a few other edits.

May 4, 2005. Added information about the proposed new museum at Donner Memorial State Park to the News page.
May 1, 2005. Added some biographical data to Nicholas Clark's entry on the Rescuers page.

April 24, 2005. Added Forlorn Hope to the Brief Myths.
April 15, 2005. Added two items to the News page.

March 27, 2005. Added diatribe about the Chicago Tribune to the News page.
March 24, 2005. Edited "The Murphy cabin plaque" on the Brief Myths page; deleted some junk from the Guestbook.
February 25, 2005. Added item to News page, edited information about John Turner.
February 11, 2005. Added two items to News page.

February 5, 2005. Added Donner Party Bulletin No. 14; a few other edits here and there.
January 15, 2005. Added some internal hyperlinks, a few edits here and there. Added weather information to the News page, with a link to Mark McLaughlin's weather history of Donner Pass, and a hyperlink to an article about the snowbound train, the City of San Francisco, on Simon Murphy's Roster entry.
January 8, 2005. Added some internal hyperlinks, a few edits here and there. Changed copyright date to 2005.

December 18, 2004. Updated some links, a few edits here and there.
November 13, 2004. Added information about Connie Ganz's new book to the News page and the Graves family page; added link to George McKinstry to the Links page. Updated some links, a few edits here and there.
November 7, 2004. Added H. H. Bancroft to the Sources page, a few edits elsewhere.
August 24, 2004. Added hyperlink to photos of the new George Donner Jr. monument to the News page. A few edits elsewhere.
August 21, 2004. Added description of the George Donner Jr. monument dedication to the News page. Added

July 27, 2004. Minor edits on several pages. Added information about the George Donner Jr. monument dedication to the News page.
July 16, 2004. Added Alder Creek 2004 overview page and some new information to the News page.
July 14, 2004. Added information about the latest Alder Creek dig to the News page.
June 14, 2004. Added information about plans to erect monuments to two George Donners-- see the News page. Some minor edits elsewhere.
May 30, 2004. Added Donner Party Bulletin No. 13, with new information for Donner and Graves genealogy fans. First is an article about George Donner's marriage to Susannah Holloway, with a rather surprising revelation, written by Jo Ann Brant Schmidt, second an article about another connection between the Graves family and the Blasdels/Blaisdells. Updated George Donner and Graves family pages to reflect new information.
May 2, 2004. Reworked Edwin Bryant's biographical sketch.

April 19, 2004. It's been a huge effort, but I finally completed adding the full text of Edwin Bryant's What I Saw in California to the website. Whew!
April 18, 2004. Several minor edits on various pages.
March 28, 2004. Several minor edits on various pages.
February 21, 2004. Added two titles to Recent Books page; added hyperlink to Project Gutenberg's full-text version of The Expedition of the Donner Party on the Sources page.
February 14, 2004. Added several hyperlinks to "Documents" page; added information about James F. Breen; several minor edits and additions.
February 7, 2004. Added some information to George and Jacob Donner Roster entries; several minor edits and additions.
January 1, 2004. Updated copyright year; replaced or removed broken hyperlinks.
December 18, 2003. Added information about Discover magazine's piece on the Alder Creek dig to the News page.
December 7, 2003. Added two items to the News page: Appeal-Democrat article about a projected statue of Mary Murphy Covillaud and Dr. Julie Schablitsky's Donner Party archaeology page.
October 18, 2003. Added Donner Party Archaeology Project Page. Added information about it and the Discovery Channel documentary to the News page.
October 12, 2003. Removed information about the Unsolved History program from the Home page; corrected a faulty hyperlink, a few other edits.
October 5, 2003. Added information about the Unsolved History program on the Donner Party to the Home and News pages.
September 14, 2003. Added information about a Payson, Utah, museum's claim to house Donner Party artifacts to the News page.
September 6, 2003. Added information to Louis Keseberg's entry in the roster; added Keseberg's Restaurant to the Brief Myths page.
August 31, 2003. Added information about a renovation project at Donner Memorial State Park to the News page; a few minor edits on other pages.
August 21, 2003. Added information about the recent Alder Creek archaeological discoveries to the News page.
August 16, 2003. Added information about the expansion of Donner Memorial State Park to the News page; edited Rescuers  page.
July 27, 2003. Added Donner Party Bulletin No. 12 and two items to the News page; a few minor edits on the Chronology page.
July 21, 2003. An alert reader pointed out a minor error on the James F. Reed, Jr's Roster entry, which I accordingly fixed.
July 11, 2003. A few minor edits on Rescuers page.
June 28, 2003. A few minor edits here and there; added Jeff Carlstrom's forthcoming book to the
News  page.
June 22, 2003. More minor edits to the Roster pages.
June 20, 2003. Added three items to the News page. Have been making minor edits to the Roster pages.
June 13, 2003. Added Joseph Verrot to the Rescuers page. Tidied up some loose ends.
June 7, 2003. It's been a laborious task, but I've updated all (I hope!) the broken hyperlinks, replacing them wherever possible; others, unfortunately, I was forced to delete entirely, as the websites seem to have bitten the dust. I'm very sorry to see John H. Jameson's page go.
June 6, 2003. Added Sebastian Keyser to Rescuers page; a few additions and edits on Sources page; edited internal hyperlinks.
June 1, 2003. Added Donner Party Bulletin No. 11. Added full text of Patrick Breen's Diary. Replaced Bibliography page with Sources. Various edits on internal hyperlinks.

May 31, 2003. Added the full text of Fallon's Fourth Relief Diary.
May 30, 2003. Added the full text of James F. Reed's Second Relief Diary. Various edits elsewhere.

May 29, 2003. Added the full text of the Ritchie-Tucker First Relief Diary. Various edits elsewhere.
May 26, 2003. Added the full text of the Miller-Reed Diary.
May 10, 2003. Updated and replaced several hyperlinks; added information to William Dill Ritchie on Rescuers page.

May 4, 2003. Some overdue housekeeping: added information about  The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds to the Recent Books page.
April 12, 2003. Added Unsolved History information to the News page. A few edits on other pages.
April 7, 2003. Removed and updated defunct hyperlinks. Added Effects to the FAQ page.
February 22, 2003. The website was down for about three days this week, for unknown reasons. It appears to be all right now. Added information to the Woodworth and Gendreau entries on the Rescuers page. Minor edits elsewhere.
February 15, 2003. Added information about Adolph Bruheim and others on the Rescuers page.
February 11, 2003. Added hyperlink to full text of C. F. McGlashan's History of the Donner Party to the Links page. Removed defunct hyperlink to George Keithley webpage. Added Adolph Bruheim to the Rescuers page.
December 30, 2002. Added hyperlinks between the Rescuers and Roster pages.
December 14, 2002. Added information about the new COED CD-ROM to the News page; added the Rescuers page.
November 24, 2002. Replaced and added hyperlinks on Chronology and Links page; a few edits elsewhere.
November 23, 2002. Updated information about James F. Reed; corrected hyperlinks on Chronology page.
October 19, 2002. Updated information about the Houghton house on the News page.
October 15, 2002. Added two items to the News page; removed hyperlinks to Tony Johnstone's and Mike Haller's now-defunct websites and added links to BYU's "Trails of Hope" website on the Links page.
September 18, 2002. Corrected some typos here and there.
August 8, 2002. Corrected error in Luke Halloran's death date, pointed out by a sharp-eyed reader. Thanks, Heidi!
July 28, 2002. Corrected hyperlink to Donner Memorial State Park on home page; added info about a new Donner Party musical to News page and revised info about Tom Gualtieri's play.

July10, 2002. Added information about new Donner Party play to News page. Minor edits on the Reed Family page.
June 30, 2002. Minor edits on Reed Family page.
June 8, 2002. Minor edits on George Donner page.
April 25, 2002. Edits on Guestbook and News pages.
April 19, 2002. Added information about Jay Fosdick's family on the Graves Family page.
April 16, 2002. Added information about Scott Werther's The Donner Party to the News and Recent Books pages.

April 6, 2002. Minor edits on Statistics page.
March 31, 2002. Added Statistics page. Edits on several other pages.
March 30, 2002. Various edits on several pages.
March 25, 2002. Fixed some broken hyperlinks. Rewrote much of Tamzene Eustis.
January 29, 2002. Removed outdated announcement about "Death in the Sierra" on the Home and News pages.
January 16, 2002. Updated announcement about "Death in the Sierra" on the Home and News pages. Updated information about Scott Werther's book on the News page.

January 15, 2002. Updated "Lecturing in the East" on the Brief Myths page.
January 5, 2002. Added information about Donner Party documentary to News page.
December 30, 2001. Corrected some broken hyperlinks.

December 19, 2001. Am finally able to get back into the website. Added new hit counter, which seems to be working. Many minor edits on several pages.
September 15, 2001. Minor edits on several pages.
August 18, 2001. Removed some spam from the Guestbook.

August 11, 2001. Minor edits on several pages, including Kesebergs' marriage date, minor changes to Antonio and Spitzer entries on the Teamsters page. Added information about Scott Werther's forthcoming book to the News page. The old Metrogourmet website was taken down last week.
June 3, 2001. Various minor edits on several pages. Added link to Jared Diamond’s article to Bibliography, Links, and FAQ pages.
May 12, 2001. Added
George Donner's alleged date of birth and additional information about him; corrected several typos elsewhere in Roster. Corrected link to OCTA site on Links page. Added information about Snow Mountain Passage and One Eternal Winter to News and Recent Books page.
April 9, 2001. Weeded dead links from
Links page. Updated information about Marian Calabro's radio program on the News page.
April 2, 2001. Added image of "Unfortunate Emigrants" cover to
"Unfortunate Emigrants" page. Added information about KRON-TV documentary to Donner Party News page.
March 21, 2001. Proudly added bigchalk.com's seal to the Home page.
March 20, 2001. Added titles to the
Bibliography page and link to James Deem's Donner Party archaeology article on the Links page. A few minor edits here and there.
March 19, 2001. Worked on
Student and Bibliography pages. Added item about Marian Calabro's NPR radio appearance to Donner Party News page.
March 18, 2001. Added
Student and Bibliography pages.
March 14, 2001. Redirected hyperlinks from the old Metrogourmet address to the new one. Changed One More Mountain on FAQ page to
Movies.
March 3, 2001. Added
Slowness and Packaging human flesh to the Brief Myths page.
February 27, 2001. Renamed most of the files and fixed internal and external links.
February 25, 2001. Whew! Fixed broken links and recreated three Bulletin pages which didn't transfer over from the old site for some reason. Updated several hyperlinks.
February 24, 2001. Added welcome message to Home page. Added
The Reed family wagon was abandoned in the Salt Desert to the Myths page. Deleted "Metrogourmet" from the FAQ page.
February 19, 2001. Many minor edits on various pages, including
George Donner, Teamsters, and FAQ pages.
February 11, 2001. Added
"Missing" Donner Party Members to the FAQ page; edited the entries on Cannibalism and Why did they take the cutoff? A few other changes.
February 10, 2001. Added some items to
Donner Party News page.
February 8, 2001. Added
Donner Party News page. Slight corrections to William M. Pike's entry in the Roster. Changed information about One More Mountain on the FAQ page.
February 7, 2001. Added information about a new Donner Party novel, Snow Mountain Passage, to the
Recent Books page. Added link to the San Benito County Historical Society to Breen page. Slight reorganization of Links page.
February 6, 2001. Back into the website for a few minor edits. Added hyperlinks to William H. Russell, Kellogg, Van Bibber, and Cyrus genealogical sites under Genealogy on the Links page..
February 5, 2001. Finally am able to open the website. Updated copyright date, a few minor changes.
June 10, 2000. Updated Guest Book.
June 4, 2000. Updated Guest Book.
May 26, 2000. Added link to the
OCTA Bookstore on the Recent Books page. Updated Guest Book.
May 20, 2000. Minor edits on
Murphy Family page. Updated Guest Book.
May 6, 2000. Additional information and edits on
Jacob Donner page. Updated Guest Book.
April 29, 2000. Updated Guest Book.
April 22, 2000. Added links to Zebulon Montgomery Pike and Pike's Peak to William M. Pike's entry in the Roster.  Updated Guest Book.
April 14-15, 2000. Edits on
FAQ page: Added Why did they take the cutoff? and rearranged the queries. Added information about William and Catherine Pike to the Roster; added link to the Pike Family Association on the Murphy Family page. Updated Guest Book. 
April 8, 2000. Added some quotations to the FAQ page. Updated Guest Book. Added link to
Pike Family Association.
April 1, 2000. Replaced ' with ’ on several pages. A few edits on FAQ page. Updated Guest Book.
March 29, 2000. A few edits on FAQ page. Updated Guest Book.
March 26, 2000. Added information to
Stanton and Spitzer on the Teamsters roster page; a few other edits. Updated Guest Book.
March 25, 2000. Corrected several hyperlinks on the
Links page and added link to Salt Lake Desert. Added link to Sam Weller's Bookstore on Recent Books page. Some edits on other pages. Updated Guest Book.
March 19, 2000. Added hyperlinks to partial transcription of Edwin Bryant’s What I Saw in California (1848) and Bryant-Russell Party. Some miscellaneous edits on
FAQ and other pages.
March 18, 2000. Added Web Feet Seal of Approval to
Home page. Added hyperlinks to another Donner Memorial State Park webpage and California GenWeb page. Added description to Unfortunate Emigrants page. Some editing on Brief Myths page. Updated Guest Book.
March 11, 2000. Updated hyperlink to Donner Memorial State Park. Fixed some typos; cosmetic edits on a couple of pages. Updated Guest Book.
March 5, 2000. Fixed some faulty hyperlinks; a few minor edits on home page and elsewhere.
March 4, 2000. Added
Donner Party Bulletin No. 10. Added link to Vardis Fisher under Books and Authors on the Links page. Added Why did they go to California? on the FAQ page. Updated Guest Book.
February 26, 2000. Added Donner Party Bulletin No. 9. Several changes to FAQ page. Re-added
"Eddy and the Deer", which had mysteriously disappeared, to the Brief Myths page. Added link to Donner Party Bulletin No. 5 on the Myths and Misconceptions page. Updated Guest Book.
February 19, 2000. Added
Male/Female Survival to the FAQ page. Updated Guest Book.
February 12, 2000. Updated Guest Book. Added link to 1846 pioneer list under
Genealogy on Links page.
February 5, 2000. Updated Guest Book. Added link to satellite photo of the Great Salt Lake Desert-- see description on the Links page under
Places. Added link to The Oregon Trail by Air website to the Links page under Trails.
January 29, 2000. Updated Guest Book. Added link to David Campbell’s memoir, Pioneer of 1846, under
Documents on the Links page. Added link to article about Franklin Ward Graves to the Graves Family page. Added link to David Fenimore’s one-man monologue to the Keseberg Family page.
January 22, 2000. Added link to California Star newspaper article under
Documents on the Links page. Tidied up the Chronology. Updated Guest Book.
January 15, 2000. Corrected year of Louis and Philippine
Keseberg’s marriage, which occurred on 22 June 1842. Updated Guest Book.
January 8, 2000. Added several links genealogy sites on various Roster pages and the Links page: Sangamon Co., Ill., Marshall Co., Ill. (History); Marshall Co., Ill. (Genealogy); Union Co. SC; Weakley Co., Tenn.; Santa Clara Co., Calif., San Benito Co., Calif.; Napa Co., Calif. Updated
Guest Book.
January 4, 2000. Corrected errors in
Chronology (entries for June 18 and July 4) and typo on homepage. Updated Guest Book.
January 1, 2000. Happy New Year! Changed copyright date to 2000. Updated
Guest Book.
December 18, 1999. Updated Guest Book. Some edits on the Brief Myths page.
December 11, 1999. Updated Guest Book. Added link to Eddy's grave. A few minor changes elsewhere.
December 4, 1999. Updated Guest Book. Many minor changes throughout website.
November 27, 1999. Added
Gravelly Ford and One day too late! to the Brief Myths page. A few other changes.
November 25, 1999. Worked on the
Chronology page. Made a few changes to Breen, Keseberg, New Documents, and Recent Books pages. Updated Guest Book, which has quit working again.
November 20, 1999. Feedback has convinced me that the website should include a synopsis of the Donner story, so I’ve added a
Chronology page. Earlier this month the entire "Metrogourmet" web moved to an ISP in Idaho. The good news is that the Guest Book program decided to start working again, so I don’t have to update it, at least until the next time it quits; the bad news is that the hit counter reset itself to 00001 for a week or so until I figured out how to restart it.
October 30, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
October 23, 1999. Updated Guest Book, which has gotten very long, and moved the older entries to a newly created page, the Guestbook Archive. [Since deleted] This makes it easier for guests to scroll to find their entries at the bottom of the list, but keeps the older comments available for those who might want to read them. A few minor edits on various pages.
October 16, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
October 11, 1999. Updated e-mail address and the Guest Book.
October 2, 1999. Finally restored the
Recent Books page, which mysteriously disappeared some months ago. Added link to the Merryman-Reed account on the Links page. Added information about Joel Steveís ride to the Home page. Updated Guest Book.
September 25, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
September 22, 1999. Updated Guest Book; minor edits on several pages. Added information about Joel Steve’s ride to the Home page.
September 18, 1999. Updated Guest Book. Added information about Joel Steve to Home page.
September 11, 1999. Updated Guest Book. Added link to article about John Marion Murphy, Virginia Reed’s husband. A few minor edits here and there.
September 9, 1999. Added info about Marian Rudolph’s new book to the top of the
Home Page.
September 6, 1999. Updated Guest Book. A few minor edits here and there.
September 4, 1999. Updated Guest Book. Added
Going back down and Fishing to the FAQ page. Fixed link to George Keithley biosketch. Added link to article about French triathlete Joel Steve, who’s retracing the Donner route by bike.
August 28, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
August 21, 1999. Updated Guest Book. Added link to the digital version of the actual Breen diary at the University of California, Berkeley, website.
August 15, 1999. Updated Guest Book. Corrected link to the Harlan Family Site (Thanks, Louise!)
July 17, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
July 10, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
July 3, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
June 25, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
June 19, 1999. Replaced outdated hyperlink to
John H. Jameson's Donner Page (Elitha Donner genealogy) on "Links" and "George Donner Family" roster page. Updated Guest Book.
June 12, 1999. Edited
Murphy Family roster page. Updated Guest Book.
June 5, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
May 29, 1999. Added Capitola, California, the emigrant trail through Nevada, and Harold Schindler article to the
Links page. Updated Guest Book.
May 22, 1999. Added Emigrant-Donner Camp to
Links page. Updated Guest Book.
May 13, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
May 10, 1999. Added
Lansford W. Hastings and the Hastings Family Genealogy Page to Links page.
May 9, 1999. I’ve added and changed a bunch on the
Links page in the last two days-- go check it out!
May 8, 1999. Updated Guest Book. Reorganized
Links page.
May 2, 1999. Some general website maintenance, no changes to contents.
May 1, 1999. Updated Guest Book. Added five items to
Links page: Donald L. Hardesty, statistical studies by McCurdy and Grayson, Donner Monument, emigrant trail tour.
April 24, 1999. Updated Guest Book. Added link to Donner Party plaque on the "This is the Place" Monument in Salt Lake City.
April 19, 1999. Updated Guest Book. Added Daniel Rhoads documents to "Links" page.
April 17, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
April 10, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
April 4, 1999. Updated Guest Book.
March 31, 1999. Added link to Hastings’ Emigrants' Guide. Updated Guest Book. A few cosmetic edits elsewhere.
March 27, 1999. Added
Donner Party Bulletin No. 8. Added links to an article about John Denton on the Denton Family Homepage, Donner Camp Picnic Area in the Alder Creek Valley, the Truckee River West (Nevada Historical Marker 62), Jeannette Gould Maino, and Truckee, California.
March 21, 1999. Added links to
the USGenWeb Project, The Donner Party vs. the Paiutes (article) and the Harlan Family Site.
March 16, 1999. Minor edits on Graves, Murphy, and Reed family pages.
March 10, 1999. Restored Some Donner Party Myths in Brief, which had mysteriously disappeared.
January 2, 1999. Added
Donner Party FAQ Page, which addresses frequently asked questions about Cannibalism, "Metrogourmet" (since removed), Primary sources, One More Mountain, Religion, and Causes.
December 11, 1998. Replaced blue squiggle with snowflake pattern on all pages. Added a few bits of information to Elizabeth Blue Hook, William Eddy, Elizabeth Graves, Levinah Murphy, Patrick Dolan, and Milt Elliott entries in roster. Minor edits and changes on several pages. Added internal links among issues of Donner Party Bulletin.
November 11, 1998. Minor edits and corrections on several pages.
November 1, 1998. Added
Donner Party Bulletin No. 7. Minor changes on other pages.
October 25, 1998. Added information to "Jacob" Wolfinger? on Some Donner Party Myths in Brief page and to
Wolfinger roster page. Added internal links between Donner Party Bulletin No. 6. and Keseberg roster page.
October 24, 1998. Added Donner Party Bulletin No. 6.
September 27, 1998. Added Donner Party Bulletin No. 5. Added Deceived to
Recent Books page. Minor edits on several pages.
September 23, 1998. I’ve been unable to get into the website to make updates for some time and apologize to all of you who’ve kept checking back in vain. I managed to get in this morning and have posted Donner Party Bulletin No. 4. Nos. 5 and 6 will appear shortly--I hope!
May 16, 1998. Minor edits on George Donner Family page. Added names of Georgia Donner Babcock’s children, which had been unaccountably left off. Added link to Eliza Donner Houghton’s The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate at the Library of Congress website. Added other links to this site on the Links page. Added link to the Graves Family Association on the Graves Family page. Added internal link between
William Cooper Graves’ entry and his obituary in Donner Party Bulletin No. 3. Added link to Isaac Mylarís Early days at the Mission San Juan Bautista to the Breen Family page. Added Eddy’s obituary to his entry on the Eddy Family page. Added information to Luis and Salvador entries on Teamsters page.
April 2, 1998. Added link on
McCutchen Family page in roster to Joan Stucky's McCutchen webpage.
March 29, 1998. Updated link to Alice Raven’s Raven/Breen genealogy page, which now contains many photographs of Breen family members and associated sites. Added link to Donner Memorial State Park to Homepage. Added information about Reason P. Tucker pamphlet to Sharpsteen Museum entry on
Links page.
March 14, 1998. Added
Donner Party Bulletin No. 3
January 18, 1998. Added links to Eleanor Graves McDonnell Letter and Antonio B. Rabbeson's memoir.
January 15, 1998. Added link to Roy Tea’s Hastings Cutoff page and 
Salt Desert virtual tour. Added links to "Updates" page.
January 11, 1998. Updated
Noah James entry on Teamsters page.
January 9, 1998. Minor revisions to
Documents page.
January 4, 1998. Added information to several entries on Breen Family page. Added link to Alice Raven's genealogy page. Minor editing on other pages.
January 2, 1998. Added
Links page. Added Donner Party Bulletin Issue 2. Added links to latest issue of Crossroads (Vol.8, No.4). Added Castro Adobe link to Patrick Breen entry.
December 7, 1997. Changed background.
December 5, 1997. Added information to
Leanna Donner and Frances Donner entries; added link to William McCutchen entry on the McCutchen Family page.
December 4, 1997. Added
John App link to Leanna Donner entry; added link to Tony's Donner Party Site on homepage; revised article about the friendship of James Reed and George Donner on the Myths page; minor edits on home page, Murphy family page, and Guestbook.
November 20, 1997. Added information to
Hiram Miller entry; minor edits on Teamsters, Wolfinger, and Myths pages.
November 16, 1997. Added
Across the Plains in the Donner Party link to Virginia Elizabeth Backenstoe entry and Alcove Spring link to Sarah Handley entry. Minor editing on Recent Books page.
November 15, 1997. Added link to American Association for State and Local History site; added review to
"Unfortunate Emigrants" page.
November 13, 1997. Several edits to Home Page and minor edits elsewhere. Added children to "Simon Peter Murphy" entry. Added link to Sarah Handley genealogy site.
November 9, 1997. Created "Recent Books" and "Website Updates" pages. Added information to "Simon Peter Murphy" entry.
November 8, 1997. Added date of revision information to the bottom of each page. Established internal links from "Roster" pages to "Some Donner Party Myths in Brief" entries.
November 1-7, 1997. Added and edited links in "Elitha Cumi Donner" and "James Frazier Reed" entries. Established links to Dan Rosen’s Donner Party site and Salt Lake Community College.

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