Hello Judy, I appreciate your "enthusiasm" at trying to give "some kind of answer" on several GenForum sites, not just this one. But, I asked specifically for someone who lived in Hood River to answer. I believe someone who actually lives in or does research in the town of Hood River knows which repositories would have the resources I asked about. They could also tell me about the specific repositories I asked about.
I really didn't want another internet address, or website to search. I'm sure the answer you gave to me would help some other researchers, but it just didn't help me. I wanted to know about specific places in Hood River and specific resources. I'm well aware of and have used the sites you suggested, but they don't have answers to my questions. I usually do research on several sites, including RootsWeb, US GenWeb, RAOGK, Cyndi's List, and many others, before I post a request on GenForum or any other site. The sites you listed are all good places to go for "some" answers, but not for the questions I asked. I like using GenForum the best and can usually find someone who "can answer" my specific questions about their State, County or Town.
I don't wish to put a damper on your enthusiasm, but not everyone wants to be directed to another website, especially if those sites don't answer the request or questions. Many people, myself included, have already used the "search" or "browse" feature on the other websites and have come up empty. Therefore, they post a request to a message board or list, just as I did, looking for specific answers to specific questions.
When I started volunteering on one of the websites, if I would see a volunteer's name under a request I would think the person making the request already had their answer. I would go to the next person's request to see if I could answer their request. I wouldn't even look at the answer that was given by the volunteer to the other request. But, I have since learned that I need to look at all the answers, and if the request isn't answered, and I can get the answer, I will do the research and give that person their answer. If I don't have or can't find an answer, I won't post anything to that request.
I only hope another volunteer, who can answer my specific Hood River repository and resource questions, will look at your answer, see I didn't get my answers, and will try to answer some or all of my questions. If not, I'll just have to post another request at some later date.