Del Mar Historical Society thanks stellar intern

When the Del Mar Historical Society put fliers up in area high schools hoping to get someone who might want to do a very tedious but important job, ​the​y never expected what th​​ey got. The job was indexing the famous ‘Del Mar Looking Back,’ and Kathie Jiang, a junior at Canyon Crest Academy who just loves history​, said, ‘I can do that.’ It was a match made in heaven. Kath​ie​ and her father​ developed a system to go from the huge digital PDF ​version of the book to manageable portions that could be converted to an MS Word document and then indexed. This proved to be a very time-consuming project, but the last task — combining the indices from these manageable portions into one index — is nearing completion. During this season of giving thanks, the Historical Society is definitely grateful to young talent like Kathie Jiang. If you would like to help, contact

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