What is Ririe.org?
Ririe.org is an online resource for the descendants of James E. and Verna F. Ririe. James Edmond Ririe and Verna Fannie Perry were married in 1921 and had seven children who lived to adulthood. Today, there are 131 living descendants of James and Verna Ririe.
This website is intended to be an online community and resource for those family members. The site contains family history information, reports on past reunions and announcements about future reunions, family news and announcements, and an online discussion forum to allow the family to stay in touch and stay informed.
Ririe.org is also a good place for other Riries, Perrys, Lovells, and Youngs to learn about their family history. We have over 80 documents written by family ancestors and over 200 family photographs hosted on Ririe.org.
What are the future plans for Ririe.org?
Now that “phase 1” of Ririe.org is complete, we’re looking forward to the future of the website. Future additions will be dictated primarily by requests made by family members who use the site. We do have some additional family history items that will be added to Ririe.org in the coming months, and we’re hoping that family members can provide additional items, photographs, journal entries, histories, and more. If you have anything to add to Ririe.org, please contact us.
“Phase 2” of Ririe.org will involve adding password-protected areas for current family members where we’ll store things like names and addresses, family org-charts, and more. If you have any additional suggestions, please contact us. The primary focus of Ririe.org is to strengthen the bonds of the James E. Ririe family. Hopefully, learning about our family history will be a catalyst that will bring us closer together. Then the next step will be to get to know each other.
This site is a user-driven project. Tell us what you’d like to see happen with Ririe.org.
How is Ririe.org funded?
Max Ririe provided the initial funds to purchase the domain name, Ririe.org, in 2000 when the idea for the website was suggested. Since then, the webmaster has covered the full cost of renewing the domain name and hosting the website (approximately $160.00 per year).
The full development of Ririe.org was done free of charge by the webmaster. As a professional web developer, I estimate that the entire site would have cost around $6,500.00 if it was produced commercially (this estimate includes graphic design, copy writing, information architecture design, digitizing and formatting family history documents, scanning photographs, and photograph restoration). There are over 125 man-hours invested in Ririe.org. Maintenance, updates, and future development of Ririe.org will also be donated by the webmaster and anyone who would like to volunteer.
If you’d like to “give back” to Ririe.org please consider hiring the webmaster for your next software development project, website re-design or creation, company intranet, network design and implementation, business consulting project, data analysis project, database design, new product rollout, marketing strategy and analysis, or other technology or business related project.
Content for this site was provided by various Ririe family members.
Special thanks to David Ririe and Clive Ririe for providing family
history items and to Brent and Elaine Jackson for proofreading