Monday, September 15, 2008

RootsWeb OLD NEWS Home Page

New Additions to RootsWeb!
August 22nd, 2008 by Anna

Over the past few weeks you may have noticed a few glitches while you were
searching and browsing the site. The main reason for the interruptions is
the addition of 18 new servers - yes 18! We are very excited for this
addition to the site as it means a more stable environment, a little
increase in overall site speed, the ability to add additional features, and
overall a lot more flexibility.

We are about three quarters of the way through the move so you will likely
notice a few delays over the next coming weeks. As we work on more major
areas we will post notices up on the Help page. We appreciate your patience
and support as we continue to move data to the new servers.

The RootsWeb team is very excited for the new additions and want to say a
special THANK YOU to our developers for all the work they have done to get
the servers up, running and the data moved.

The World Archives Project

September 4th, 2008 by Anna

Today and FGS announced the Public Beta for the World Archives Project. This project is a community keying initiative that will allow participants to contribute to the effort of indexing genealogical and historical records. You can read about the project on the main Blog here.

If you are interested in participating to help preserve the world’s records, please download the software and let us know what you think. The URL for the main World Archives Project page on is; we invite you to share it with anyone interested. If you are a society leader or member and are interested in learning more about how your society can be involved in the World Archives Project please send an email to

I think the World Archives Project fits right in with what RootsWeb stands for - not only will the indexes we assist in keying be free for everyone but the community is assisting each other in bringing new records online and preserving valuable information.


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