The following announcement was written by Joy Fisher of USGenWeb:
As of 2 AM (MDT) August 24, 2007 the USGenWeb Archives had 1,000,569 files stored, browsable and accessible by a single search at http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb.
The 1 Million mark was reached when Cynthia Daigle uploaded a compiled cemetery listing for Moses Baptist Cemetery, Lafourche Parish, LA
If printed out, our files would fill 16,000 books, each 500 pages in length.
My most sincere thanks to the thousands of folks who have walked cemeteries, spent countless hours hunched over microfilm readers, and scoured courthouses and libraries to provide our first million files!!!!
The USGenWeb Archives is grateful to RootsWeb for providing the support, encouragement, the web site and the search engine that makes the USGenWeb Archives a success.
And special thanks to all the USGenWeb volunteers who maintain the web sites.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!