Tom Kemp, Director, Genealogy Products at NewsBank Inc., sent along an article that I'd like to share with everyone. Tom writes:
As genealogists, we are grateful for the genealogy-minded librarians who have made our work easier. There is a nice article in the Spartanburg Herald about Winnie Walsh who has just retired from the Spartanburg (SC) County Library.
Among her many accomplishments she is responsible for organizing the effort to index the obituaries in the Spartanburg Herald and sister publications from the area. She personally indexed every obituary in the area newspapers back to 1950. The obituary indexing project is now back to the 1800s.
Her career and accomplishments are recorded in an article in today's Spartanburg Herald. See: 'Scribe of Death' retires after 20 years with library at http://www.goupstate.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070217/NEWS/702170314/-1/LIFE.
The Library has her obituary index up on their site at: http://www.infodepot.org/zKroom/KRdeathinfo.asp.