Via a listserv I’m in, information about the Katrina PeopleFinder Project:
Donated money? Please donate a little time. Join the Katrina
It’s easy. All you need is an internet connection and the ability to
copy data into a form.
After Katrina many friends and family members have been separated and
left with no clear way to find each other. Hundreds of internet web
sites are gathering hundreds, and probably thousands, of entries about
missing persons or persons who want to let others know they’re okay.
The problem is: the data on these sites has no particular form or
structure. So it’s almost impossible for people to search or match
things up. Plus there are dozens of sites – making it hard for a
person seeking lost loved ones to search them all.
The Katrina PeopleFinder Project NEEDS YOUR HELP to enter data about
missing and found people from various online sources. We’re requesting
as little as an hour of your time. All you need to do is help read
unstructured posts about missing or found persons, and then add the
relevant data to a database through a simple online form.
To get started please click here:
Questions? Email katrina-people (at) activist-tech.org
The Katrina PeopleFinder Team