I began Casebook: Jack the Ripper back in 1996 with a simple goal: to create the single largest repository of Ripper-related information anywhere in the world, and to make this information freely available to anyone who had an interest in the case. Back then, it was easy to fund the relatively small costs involved in maintaining an up-and-coming website. Today, however, maintaining a website with over 5 Gigabytes of information and hundreds of thousands of visitors is no simple matter.
Online advertising (the banners you see at the top of each page) are large, bandwidth-intensive, and irritating to the end-user. Up until now, they were our only source of funding for the website. If it is possible to raise enough money from donations alone to fund the website, we hope to eliminate them completely from the site.
This is where you come in! If you find the Casebook to be a worthwhile resource, we urge you to take a few moments to send an online donation to help keep it alive. Using PayPal's revolutionary new system of online payments (made popular on eBay), you can do this quickly and easily via their secure website, using your credit card. If you have not yet signed up for PayPal, you may do so here.
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