The Blog previously discussed Judge Pallmeyer’s letter seeking information about the Northern District’s history on behalf of the Northern District’s Historical Association.  The Historical Association has now taken the next step, developing a website that includes lots of interesting information.  The site includes a history of Northern District judgeships, including biographies for all current and former judges — who knew that the first appointee to the Northern District’s fourth judgeship, Judge Barnes, was a University of Michigan Law graduate and a basset hound breeder for the last years of his life, including some or all of his last two years on the bench.  If you are interested in joining the Historical Association, this page provides the necessary contact information.