Thursday, November 13, 2008
Unbreaking Genealogy Links
I spent the majority of the day fixing broken links in the Live Roots catalog, and am pleased to say that just over 400 links were corrected. When I started this project, I knew that dealing with moving (or vanishing) genealogy sites would be one of the greatest challenges. Reducing the number of broken links will certainly be an ongoing initiative. The link changes are actually recorded in the database, so you can use the Live Roots search to locate an updated address, if all you have is the old one. I am aware of the AOL situation, and in an upcoming release of the Live Roots catalog, all AOL links will be removed.