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I continue to work on my Native American Languages database for our wiki.

Loads of information added there since last year's summer. I'm hoping it can help people with writing stories and timelines set in the Americas. I've tried to provide as many links to useful dictionaries and vocabularies as I could, both current and archived, and even some audio examples to get a feel for some of the languages. The North American section is almost finished now.

I was working on a prototype of a timeline set among Native American cultures, but I figured last spring and summer we could really use a separate resource page for these particular linguistics topics.
 
I'm unsure if this is the right thread, but, where would I go to find out who all attended a presidential inaguration?

I'm tired of getting the run around on Google.
Granted it was a few years ago, but I did have a minor role (limited to infoboxes and research) in the development of AccurateWorldWar's TL "Open the Gates!", which revolved around a dirty bomb at the 2009 inauguration, killing President Obama and a slew of major politicians and celebrities (and allowing Robert Gates to ascend to the Presidency, hence the name). If it is of any interest to you, I would suggest checking the previously linked TL thread as there seem to be some other members who provided lists of celebrity attendees, though these are not sourced and it was never something I needed to look into for my role in the TL.

I can empathize with your feeling of "getting the run around", as most of my time with the project was spent figuring out vacancies in Congress resulting from the attack. I spent hours looking through footage of the event on Youtube, comparing stills to pictures of politicians to figure out who they were, and so on. I did not find a complete list, and while I focused on the 2009 inauguration, I have not come across one for other years either. I'm not sure what you've found yet, but at least for recent American inaugurations, I had a bit of luck searching the term "inaugural seating chart". While they aren't complete lists, the individuals named are done so accurately and they get a lot of large (and some more obscure) names out of the way.
Third-party Seating Chart for 2017, and 2013 by The New York Times.

I found it easier to find which politicians weren't in attendance, as they generally made a statement about it or it was otherwise newsworthy. You may find some merit in working backwards as I did, but of course I was looking for active officeholders who would've lived or died in a hypothetical mass murder scenario; that won't help with most private citizens, guests and others who have no need to release statements on their attendance. Even in politics, most would not have a use to look into someone like former Mayor of Medford, MA, Michael J. McGlynn, who apparently attended both an Obama and a Clinton inauguration. Who would be able to find this man based on a picture alone, assuming he appears clearly enough in a photograph of the events? How comprehensive of a list are you looking for? Would the widow of a long gone city councilor be important enough? Or the current Bristol County, MA Sheriff Thomas Hodgson (along with more small-time figures) in an article about the doling out of tickets for the 2001 Bush inauguration?

Compiling a list of attendees at each inauguration could be a valuable project, though it would probably require crowdsourcing in some form. I found it very easy to get lost in the weeds and I was overwhelmed when I tried to do it alone for one inauguration. I know that idea doesn't do you much good here and now. If you like, I could send you what few notes about 2009 I have left on my PC. They're far too rough to deserve a post as a reference here, but maybe they'll fill in a few blanks in that particular year. Best of luck on your research.
 
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Just to let you guys know, I'm still regularly adding new resources to our wiki, even if I rarely talk about it in this thread. Nevertheless, some of my recent excellent finds and additions:
Ancient Scripts - This site, man, this site ! :cool: Awesomesaucesupermegacool. :)

Online Conversion - Convert between units of measurement from the international system (metric system), the imperial system, customary units and many more. Offered types of measurement include lenghth, area, mass and weight, temperature. All are available in different units of measurement, past and present.

Online Calculators - Similar to the Online Conversion site. Choices offered are a scientific calculator, statistics calculator, "Exctcalc" calculator, a simple calculator, a simple calculator with an added "paper roll" results display, an RPN calculator, abacuses, simple math calculators, and a percentage calculator.
An addendum to this old post of mine. :) Mostly a list of further online calculator and converter sites. Hope you find them useful. ;)

RapidTables.com - calculators, conversion tools and more

MetricConversion.org - very well-designed site, basically for all your measurement unit conversion and calculation needs

UnitConverters.net - fairly humble unit conversion site, but with plenty to choose from, including more advanced physics units

Calculator-Converter.com - calculators, conversion tools, etc.

TheCalculatorSite.com - mainly calculation programs
 
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An addendum to this old post of mine. :) Mostly a list of further online calculator and converter sites. Hope you find them useful. ;)

RapidTables.com - calculators, conversion tools and more

MetricConversion.org - very well-designed site, basically for all your measurement unit conversion and calculation needs

UnitConverters.net - fairly humble unit conversion site, but with plenty to choose from, including more advanced physics units

Calculator-Converter.com - calculators, conversion tools, etc.

TheCalculatorSite.com - mainly calculation programs
here is another one:

 
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