J J Prats, retired computer programmer and data base designer, and Editor of the Historical Marker Data Base.
103 E. Olentangy St.
Powell, OH 43065
The Story of the Historical Marker Data Base
Jose Prats has for many years collected photographs and information about historical markers throughout the country. Looking for a way to create an online album of his collection, the professional computer programmer and database designer programmed and published the web site that is now known as HMdb.org. His hobby took off as other like-minded folks nationwide and world wide joined him to create what is now a significant online resource for local history.
Jose told us about the 12 year history of the data base, showed maps of nearby markers, discussed the story behind several unique markers, and demonstrated the website and database by answering numerous questions from the audience.