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Dear Readers,

Louisiana Genealogy Blogs - Help create links to other genealogy blogs in Louisiana! If you have a Louisiana genealogy blog, please send me a link. You can find links to other genealogy blogs from a variety of sources below this blog. There are links to news stories about genealogy in Louisiana (when that Google thing works - tx Google!) and genealogy tags from Word Press, Louisiana posts from Cousin Connect, and posts from the genealogy community at Live Journal. You may also find other networking websites linking here interested in genealogy and a whole slew of other genealogy blogs. Most of the Louisiana Parishes RootsWeb mailing lists are found linked to the left. I have found these to be the most helpful. Maybe, you will, too.

Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Feel free to post to the forum or the Louisiana Surname - Louisiana Researchers list and if you're feeling rather adventurous, you can join the Yahoo!Group, too. I try to update the surname list on a monthly basis. You can read the entire four and one half pages of the Louisiana Surnames Louisiana Researchers list here. And if that is giving you trouble (it does sometimes), go here.

I would like to encourage other Louisiana genealogy bloggers to copy the profile I created from Blogger. It assists others in finding you in every parish in Louisiana! There are useful social tools like Add This at the bottom of the blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Louisiana Genealogy Blogs

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Friday, March 14, 2008

New RootsWeb URL

I'm not sure how the domain name change is going to affect those people who have sites on RootsWeb, but it would make sense to me that all pages with the old url would have to have links to the new url. Someone with experience in that area needs to comment on how the domain name changes will affect links to other RootsWeb pages! UGH! Many other state pages are opting to transfer their websites away from RootsWeb due to the fact that they want to place a new banner on all of the pages. They are saying that it won't affect those of us who have pages on RootsWeb, however, there are free services that many RootsWeb peeps utilize like statistic managers, guestbooks, search engines and more that will likely be affected. Someone mentioned backing up your RootsWeb site immediately to your computer, which doesn't sound like a bad idea in the first place. If you have a an RSS feed to your site on RootsWeb the url is changing and how does this affect the RSS feed? You see, just redirecting the link may not fix all other areas. This is going to be a nightmare! There is not one mention of when, either, specifically "next week" isn't a date.

More Opinions

Please forward to all Project lists.

Tina Vickery
National Coordinator
USGenWeb Project


RootsWeb Announcement

As you know, The Generations Network has hosted and funded
the RootsWeb online community since June 2000, thereby
maintaining RootsWeb as the world's oldest and largest
free genealogy website. TGN remains committed to this
mission and believes that RootsWeb is an absolutely
invaluable and complementary resource to Ancestry.com, our
flagship commercial family history site. We believe in
both services and want to see both communities prosper and

As part of this goal, we have decided to "transplant"
RootsWeb onto the Ancestry.com domain beginning next week.
This move will not change the RootsWeb experience or alter
the ease of navigation to or within RootsWeb. RootsWeb
will remain a free online experience. What will be different is that the
Web address for all RootsWeb pages will change from

www.rootsweb.com to

Again, the RootsWeb experience is not changing.

The decision to host RootsWeb on Ancestry.com is being
made for one primary reason: we believe that the users of
each of our two main websites can be better served if they
have access to the best services available on both. Simply
stated, we want to introduce more Ancestry.com users to
RootsWeb and vice versa.

Today, despite the fact that Ancestry.com and RootsWeb.com
are the two most frequently visited family history sites
on the Web, only 25 percent of visitors to Ancestry.com
visited RootsWeb in January 2008, while only 20 percent of
visitors to RootsWeb visited Ancestry.com (according to
Comscore Media Metrix). We think we will serve our users
best by doing a better job of letting them know what is
available on both Ancestry.com and RootsWeb. Hosting
RootsWeb on Ancestry.com is the first step towards making
this happen, but we will absolutely look for more and
better ways down the road to advance this goal.

Hosting RootsWeb on Ancestry.com will also make it easier
for us to make changes and improvements to the RootsWeb
experience in the future.

All old RootsWeb URLs will continue to work, whether they
are bookmarks or favorites, links to or from a hosted page
or URLs manually typed in your Internet browser. We will
have a redirect in place so that all old URLs will
automatically end up on the appropriate new RootsWeb URL.
You will never need to update your old favorites or links
unless you want to. We have worked to make the transition
as seamless as possible for our users, and this change
should have a minimal impact on your experience with the

RootsWeb will remain a free online experience dedicated to
providing you with a place where our community can find
their roots together. If you have questions regarding this
change please email them to feedback@rootsweb.com.


Tim Sullivan
The Generations Network, Inc.

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