Pressley recognized for special database
Michael Dean Pressley, a native of Canton with a degree in computer science and information technology from East Tennessee University, recently presented his published database design to the Jonesborough Genealogical Society.
The Jonesborough Genealogical Society, located near Johnson City, Tennessee, was founded in 1990 to develop an ancestry research program. The old was of research was to look up information through books available at the Washington County-Jonesborough library.
Pressley’s design is meant to create a searchable database and/or index of all surnames and names listed in the books and, eventually, the vertical files of the Washington County-Jonesborough Library historical/genealogical section. His design is the basis of the society’s Surname Project that is currently underway and available for public use.