Tribute to the volunteers

None of this would be here without them!

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 metropolitan Phoenix area.

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 excellant 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, links up with us and we take off.

Many others have contributed information for the site and are noted with their contribution. Among them, Ed Francis and Robert Silas Griffin, and Robert Sterling, Jr and Robert Sterling III. And, if it weren’t for all the volunteers that keep the Cochise Genealogical Society and the Cochise County Historical Society going, there wouldn’t be much reason for all this. Here’s some of them:

Lee Johnson
Les and Alice Percell
Mary Magoffin
Natalie Orozco
I’ll get a current list, more to come….

Cochise Genealogical Society