Charley is about to turn ten

On October 12th the Charley Project will be a whole decade old. I remember the early days, when I was a sophomore history major in college, and frankly paid more attention to the website than to my studies–or my life. I remember doing a victory dance the first day more than 100 people visited the site. These days I average six to seven thousand! A LOT of things have changed since 2004 but Charley has stayed with me throughout. All those people lost and found. Every once in awhile I think about giving it up but then wonder what I would possibly do with myself.

19 thoughts on “Charley is about to turn ten

  1. CaptK September 30, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Cool! I’ve been visiting this site for about 3 years now. Thanks for all you do – and here’s to another 10 (and more)!

  2. humbled_observer September 30, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    it seems like I used to look at an old website of yours(ran by u and another girl maybe?) that listed murdered kids. some solved, most not. there were hundreds and hundreds of cases.

    I would check it out regularly and one day, a long time ago I visited it only to find out that the website has been hacked and destroyed beyond repair!!

    and maybe it was there that you mentioned Charley and you’d be working on that and that is how I found CP. wow! a decade! unbelievable.

  3. Margie September 30, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    Congratulations! The Charley Project is the best. Charley is the go-to website for missing persons. I am a member of Websleuths and Charley is recommended quite often. Sterling reputation IMO. Thank you for your hard work!

  4. raincoaster September 30, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    Keep on keeping on. I don’t follow a lot of blogs, but I never miss this one. I just wish you’d run out of material (as do you, I expect).

  5. spankdanielle October 1, 2014 / 10:14 am

    A longtime ‘fan’ of your blog from England. The work you do is unimaginable. You go above and beyond what many people would do.
    Its awful to think that the ‘lost’ of our society are so easily forgotten
    Thank you Meagan for working to hard to keep them remembered. Every day I check the ‘resolved’ section. Though some of the cases will never be, its a fantastic feeling when they are!

    Well done
    xx

  6. HennyLee October 1, 2014 / 10:36 am

    Congrats! And amzing job on all you do as always! It is a LOT of hard work I am sure – and it shows. Well Done!! And Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. 🙂

  7. William Baraby October 1, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    Congrats. This is the only blog I follow and I visit the site almost everyday. When I first found Charley 4 years ago, I read thru every single entry, state by state (4 or 5 hours a day). It took me a couple weeks.

  8. Kat October 1, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    OFF TOPIC BUT SO HAPPY! According to published reports they have FOUND Sabrina Allen and returned her to the States (from Mexico)! I am so excited, she was one of those cases that has always haunted me and I’m glad she is with her dad. She is 17 now. I hope she does well in this new life she’s been thrust into. And congrats Meaghan, you deserve every bit of the ten years of success! A great job you do.

  9. William Baraby October 1, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    On a side note, of all the thousands of entries that I read, I find the Sodder children the most interesting. They are the kids that disappeared on Christmas Eve so many many years ago.

  10. Brian Lockett October 1, 2014 / 3:29 pm

    I think I’ve used this site since it’s been around. Keep it up and congrats.

  11. B October 1, 2014 / 8:37 pm

    Good work, keep it up

  12. eeniebeans October 1, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    So glad that you have kept it up. So many of us enjoy your work!

  13. Lauren October 2, 2014 / 5:11 pm

    Congrats! Thank you for all that you do!

  14. Kaori October 3, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Congratulation and thank you for hard work.also personally,I still thank you for being one of the 1st U.S website which found out Roland Jack Spencer’s case.because maybe he means,to me,like Charley means to you.(sorry about my English)

  15. Christine October 4, 2014 / 8:35 am

    Your the best!!!

  16. Gerard Swaven October 7, 2014 / 2:41 pm

    I saw that you have recently added Justin Burgwinkel. I am from the same hometown as Mr. Burgwinkel and thought you might appreciate some additional background information. Justin is from Clinton, MA and graduated from Clinton High School in 1990. He was a standout on the cross country and basketball teams.

  17. Cattt October 11, 2014 / 12:17 am

    Happy Birthday, Charley (Meaghan)! Thanks for all those nights (like tonight) you kept me up reading. My friends know I read ya all the time so when a missing person/persons shows up (dead or alive) they ask me if I know about this case and I say Yup! I can’t believe ur 10 years old, that means I started reading ya not too long after you started! Anywho, I will be around for the next 10! ❤

  18. Cattt October 12, 2014 / 12:08 am

    🎉 Its a little after midnight! Happy Birthday, Charley Project! 🎆 Thanks Meaghan for making such an informative website! 🎁

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