Letters to the Editor

Historians had help in creating the latest element of website

We thank you for the great Beachcomber article (“Vashon’s demographic history is revealed through new project,” May 7) about our newly created Census Project, which offers access to all census data concerning Vashon-Maury Island through www.vashonhistory.com.

We would also like to thank two other islanders: our behind-the-scenes website master Royce Wall for his hard work in creating a usable and attractive framework for all this information, and Bailey Protzeller for her efforts in transcribing historic census enumerator images into a spreadsheet format.

Our hope in creating this site is that it can serve as a tool for learning about the people that have in the past and still do today populate our island.

— Alice Larson

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