Looking for missing relatives?
Access the names of more than 13,000 people who lost money in the tragic Madoff Ponzi scheme through a New York Times link. Caveat: Some on the list say they are there in error and some, according to the link, are the lawyers, accountants, foundation trustees and agents who set up the accounts on behalf of the actual investors.
That said, however, for a genealogist, the list is quite frustrating as the names are alphabetized by FIRST NAME.
Who does that? There must be a reason as to why the alphabetization was done this way, but the link provides no information. I wonder why standard alphabetizing guidelines were not used, such as the simple "last name first."
The method utilized is okay for business listings (unless it begins with "The"), but certainly not for individuals.
There are 679 pages displaying only 20 names per page. So, if you've got the sitzfleisch (Yiddish, ability to sit for a long time) - and a first name - the link is here.