the material in this web site was compiled over the years by the
webmaster's mother, Dorothy Ellen Gaylord Weeks Goodale. Among her
other skills and accomplishments she was a legal secretary, typist, and
proofreader. Many of the source documents used here were scanned
in from the original copies of transcriptions she made, from the original
long lost volumes. Most of these documents were typed on her
faithful L. C. Smith typewriter on yellow legal pad paper.
documents were transcribed to the web site by means of OCR (Optical
Character Recognition) -- then proofread quickly by the webmaster, who
unfortunately did not inherit his mother's facility nor fascination with
proofreading. So, there are probably more than several errors in
the various documents. These can, for the most part, be attributed
to the webmaster and his balancing of available time, volume of content,
enthusiasm, and maintenance of sanity.
the webmaster's intention that
over time to continue to add to the content while also improving
the accuracy of the content.