The indispensable JFK source just got better

Check out the upgraded MaryFerrell.org. I didn’t think it could get better. But it has.

The site, created by Rex Bradford (co-founder of JFK Facts) has long been the indispensable source on the JFK assassination. With 1 million pages of JFK assassination records on line, the Mary Ferrell site exemplifies the reality that civil society, empowered by the Internet, is far far ahead of the government and the news media in promoting understanding of November 22.

By contrast, the U.S. government, ie, the National Archives has a couple of hundred pages of JFK records online.

Now Bradford has added a bunch of additional functions (some of them amazing. The changes will make anyone’ r research into the JFK story easier and quicker, more powerful and more productive. You can zoom in on documents. You can link to documents within documents. You can search for photos. And much more.

Bradford is one of those tech mavens who figures out the cool things you would like to do with technology and delivers it to you — before you even knew what you wanted.

So don’t hesitate or delay. If you are not a member of the Mary Ferrell site, sign up now.

19 comments

  1. Stephen Roy says:

    LOVE the Ferrell site. Indispensible for research!

  2. Thank you for letting us know about the updates Jeff and thanks so much Rex!

  3. You’re right, Jeff. The Mary Ferrell site did just get better. I love the improvements. It’s always been a great resource. And now, as you said, it’s even better.

  4. Harold V. says:

    What about John McAdams’ JFK site? Here you have a Harvard educated professor at Marquette. This Mary Ferrell was nothing more than a legal secretary! Don’t you think that a Harvard educated professor might know a bit more?I guess on the internet, anyone can be an “expert”. You don’t know who or what to believe with all these so-called experts all with websites.

    • leslie sharp says:

      Harold V., Of course it is your prerogative to favor the data that John McAdams has produced over the decades, and if you prefer to have someone to tell you what the data means – how it fits into the lone assassin claim – then John’s your man.

      MFF is not contaminated with editorial let alone biased analysis. Mary had the intelligence to refrain from drawing conclusions; she also had an intellect that qualified her as a legal secretary in an era when little more was anticipated of Southern women than to raise their children and keep their mouths shut. Any US citizen who dedicated his or her life to the investigation of the assassination of our elected president – regardless of in Mary’s case, a less than favorable opinion of the man in office – deserves far more respect than your condescending attack on her personal credentials.

      However, if that approach is acceptable on this site, let me point out that the Harvard educated professor to whom you are comparing Mary Ferrell – and let’s be honest here, you are not discussing the research collections of either but rather their personal histories – has serious credibility issues at the moment as outlined on this blog:

      http://jfkresearch.me/2015/04/26/dont-hate-nothin-except-hatred/

    • Paul Turner says:

      Would you describe John as an “expert”? As you just wrote, he has a website, too. My reaction to your post is that I’m not sure I should believe John.

  5. Marcus Hanson says:

    Rex is a CT. I am not. Regardless of which side of the debate you’re on , we should all be grateful to him for his outstanding efforts , over a long while ,with the MF site.
    Thank you , Rex !

  6. Some great improvements and updates. Good work as ever Rex.

  7. Margot Williams says:

    It’s excellent, Rex! Thanks for the upgrade. Great work!

  8. Dave says:

    I allowed myself to become ramdomly immersed for an hour or so in one of the MFF’s HSCA “Restricted” documents, being a hundred pages’ testimony of a “name redacted” CIA Mexico City staffer who had sent the Oct 8 /63 cable to CIA HQ about Oswald’s activities, based on the tele-tap of Soviet Embassy.
    A few observations: there is actually one missed redaction of the deponent’s name in the document (not sure if this is relevant to anyone’s research); and page 61 of the document is missing. Also, it is remarkable how many typos creep into what is supposed to be an official US govt transcript of an important witness’ statements.
    Are there subsequent fully-redacted versions of these documents available, or is this the extent of the releases, to date?

  9. Bill says:

    Sadly, that Oswald was a dork or a genius is dependent on who is telling the story. That he was a little, disgruntled, and angry man with a penchant for desiring to be a big-shot, has overwhelmed almost every site.

    Disconnect the self-absorbed connections Oswald would have liked to make his personal appeal to be and what you are left with is a poor, barely surviving family, dependent on Federal funding and family hand-outs, and you have the recipe for disaster.

    If there is any connection to the Kennedy Assassination and organized crime it would be through the mostly unexplored world of Jack Ruby and his puppet-masters. After all, Oswald killed Tippit only 500 yards from Ruby’s front door (although the bus terminal was nearby too). Anyway…any website that uses Oliver Stones movie to make a point is..um….corrupted by insanity.

    Peace.

    • David Hazan says:

      “After all, Oswald killed Tippit only 500 yards from Ruby’s front door” – Bill

      And, we know this how exactly?

    • Ronnie Wayne says:

      Bill you lost me. How does your post relate to improvements on the MFF website? JMO but Stone’s film was a lot closer to reality than the Warren Report.

      • Mariano says:

        A “lot closer to reality than the Warren” Omission is apt.
        With less obfuscation by the Secret Services, and less shenanigans and restrictions imposed by reluctant federal and state authorities, Jim Garrison’s efforts promised to reveal much more about the Clay Shaw’s, David Ferrie’s and Jack Ruby’s of Dealey Plaza.

  10. christian saucier says:

    i was wondering if Mary Ferrell’s site is a good research guide on the jfk assassination. i need help on a paper for high school and it is on the assassination of jfk. it needs to be a total of 40 pages.

    • jeffmorley says:

      Yes, Christian. MaryFerrell.com is the best single source on the Web for information about the JFK assassination story. It is NOT, thank god, a “conspiracy.” Is the best online archive of information about JFK’s death on the Web. You and other students doing papers on JFK can rely on it for factual information and reliable analysis.

    • Note that the essays and study guides on the Mary Ferrell side have a strong conspiracy bias. There is nothing wrong with reading them, but look for alternative views also.

      The primary sources are where the Mary Ferrell site really shines. Most high school papers are not written from primary sources. But browsing through the primary sources on the Mary Ferrell site is something that’s well worth your while.

      I suggest you read the essays and study guides on the Mary Ferrell site (and follow some of the links to the primary sources) and then check out non-conspiracy sites such as mine:

      Kennedy Assassination Home Page

      And David Von Pein’s:

      Von Pein

    • Note that the essays and study guides on the Mary Ferrell side have a strong conspiracy bias. There is nothing wrong with reading them, but look for alternative views also.

      The primary sources are where the Mary Ferrell site really shines. Most high school papers are not written from primary sources. But browsing through the primary sources on the Mary Ferrell site is something that’s well worth your while.

      I suggest you read the essays and study guides on the Mary Ferrell site (and follow some of the links to the primary sources) and then check out non-conspiracy sites such as mine:

      Kennedy Assassination Home Page

      And David Von Pein’s:

      Von Pein

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