Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Trusting the information that Genealogists discover online

I'm an advocate of transparency when it comes to online genealogy, especially since this is such a passionate hobby. You read articles all the time stressing the importance of "citing your source," and yet so many web sites fail to post the information needed for completeness. Today I launched a new feature on Live Roots that helps you to determine who owns the domains of the resources in our catalog. Along with the ownership (if available), I am providing links to several popular domain tracking sites including Alexa, Quantcast, Compete and the McAfee Site Advisor. If the company behind the domain is accredited by the BBB, a link to the certificate is provided. And, if I am able to find a clearly visible link to the site privacy policy, it will be included as well. A shortcut to this new service is GenWhois.com

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