If it weren't for all the volunteers that keep the Douglas Historical Society and the Cochise County Historical Society going, there wouldn't be much reason for all this. Here's some of them:
Mary Magoffin WAS the Cochise County Historical Society. She lost her battle with cancer in April
2007. Mary is irreplacable. Bill Pakinkis has taken over as President.
In the Douglas Historical Society we have Lea Dodge, President, Cindy Hayostek, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer is Becky Wilson.
Allyson Moskovits deserves a big round of applause for
her redesign of our site. She's very talented and will go far in her
chosen field of web design and graphics. See her site and email her
Wilola Follett is a native of Douglas. She has a life-long
interest in genealogy---especially as it applies to her home (Cochise
County). She belongs to a number of genealogical associations and also
volunteers at the AZ State Archives. She is contributor of the scanned
data on this site, in addition she spends many, many hours contributing
additional information. Many of the most interesting items found here
originated from her. Wilola is a retired school teacher who lives in the
Vynette Sage lives in north central Arizona. She also grew up in
Douglas. Vynette transcribes the majority of our databases from cursive
records. She belongs to several genealogical societies and is pleased to
contribute to this website which features the genealogical and
historical records of her childhood home. In her "spare" time,
she volunteers for the local Search and Rescue.
Webmaster, Pat Bennett had a Grandpa that homesteaded at Apache
at the turn of the last century. She wrote a book about the people
buried in the Apache Cemetery and had this idea about a web page for
Cochise County. Being a slow and sloppy typist, she knew it would never
happen if it was to be dependent on her alone. She mentioned it to dear
friend Wilola Follett one day and she seemed to like
the idea too. She agreed to do the imputing and help with the
researching, if Pat would do the computer stuff and fund the thing. Like
magic, Vynette Sage, (our chief typist) links up with us and we take off.
Patrick Bawden from Oregon found our site and found some information on it that was helpful to him so he volunteered to help our cause. His huge contribution will soon appear on our pags in the form of old maps.
Many others have contributed information for the site and are noted with
their contribution. Among them, and Robert Silas Griffin, and Robert Sterling, Jr and Robert
Sadly I have learned that Ed Francis, a big help in research and info for us, has died. We already miss him and sincerely hope that his work gets published some day. Love you Ed!