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Site Upgrade Launched

Welcome to the new Mary Ferrell website! All the same documents, essays, and other resources are here, but with many improvements.

Please read this announcement, particularly if you are a member of the Foundation. It contains important information about the website including changes to memberships.

Summary of Site Improvements

Many of the improvements listed below, such as enhanced versions of the Mary Ferrell Database, the enhanced Photo Archive, the new Dealey Plaza Witness Database, and improvements to the document viewer, are available to all visitors. Other improvements, mainly the search engine enhancements, are accessible only to paid members, since the search engine itself is restricted to such members (except for the few free complimentary searches per session open to everyone).

A partial list of the improvements available now:

  • Improved navigation to site pages and within documents
  • Smooth zooming of document pages
  • A powerful new search engine with several new features
  • Improved research tools for RIF-based documents
  • Enhanced Mary Ferrell Database, including embedded links to source references
  • New resource: Stewart Galanor's Dealey Plaza Witness Database, with integrated search
  • An enhanced Photo Archive
  • and more.....


Existing memberships should continue to work as expected. If you have any trouble signing in, please use the Contact Us link in the footer of this page to request assistance.

The site is now open again to new memberships, renewals. and upgrades. Use the links in the banner atop this or any page.

There are some minor adjustments to the membership system as part of this upgrade, including lowered pricing:

Supporting Memberships

  • As before, a Supporting Membership is required for full use of the search engine. This includes all of its new features.
  • The cost of a year-long Supporting Membership has been reduced from $39.95 to $34.95.
  • Previously, Supporting Members could purchase PDF files for a fee. PDF file purchase is no longer available; as always Pro members have unlimited free access to PDF copies of documents. If you previously purchased PDF copies or would like to, please consider upgrading to a Pro membership (at the new reduced price of $79.95/yr).

Pro Memberships

  • As before, a Pro membership includes full search engine use, plus unlimited access to free PDF copies of documents.
  • The cost of a year-long Pro Membership has been reduced from $99.95 to $79.95.

Learn more about memberships »

For More Information

In the coming weeks, new features of the website will be explained in more detail. See the Help page for additional information now, and especially the How to Search page, which explains new search engine features.

For a start, try out enhanced versions of the Mary Ferrell Database and the Dealey Plaza Witness Database, or the enhanced Photo Archive. Or just explore the Archive, Starting Points, or other resources.

Welcome to the new MFF website!

Call for Patience,
and Help

Even though the look of the site is not vastly different, under the hood major revisions have been made. Therefore, it is inevitable that there will be a few bumps - possible sign-in or other membership problems, bad links, or other bugs or issues.

Your patience and help is requested. If you experience a problem, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom footer of this page to alert us. Also, signed-in members will see a Report Problem link in the banner which may be used as well.

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding in working out any kinks which may exist in initial period of this site relaunch.

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