In Memory of Jeff Donald Murphy
August 28, 1947 - May 20, 2001

Founder of Independent Linking Genealogy Projects

Jeff Donald Murphy has, perhaps, contributed more to online genealogy than anyone we know.  Many of us consider him to be the "Father" of online independent linking genealogical projects.  He has left for us all a legacy and passion for making free genealogical data available to all.  

One of the most exciting days of my life was the day he joined us at the American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP) last year. AHGP was founded on the concepts and ideas Jeff developed to build a successful online genealogical presence. We cannot thank him enough for all he has done.

The time, love, and energy he put into his Muhlenberg County, KY, pages are an enduring example to all of us as to how we can help researchers. May his legacy live on in each and every page we put online and with each and every researcher we help.  He will be missed by all.

Jeff, thank you for caring.  May you rest in peace.

Your friends at AHGP

Created 5/21/01

Last updated on September 14, 2011