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From: Cyndi Howells <>
Subject: November 19, 1997
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 01:46:55 -0800
Hello all -
This list is for announcements only, generally posted once a day if
updates have been made to the Cyndi's List web site at:
The first section contains new information added today. The last
two sections in this message list recent improvements and new
categories added recently.
I have thousands of requests for links backed up in my mailbox
right now. I'm working through 100-200 messages each day. I
promise I will get to everyone as soon as humanly possible. In the
meantime, my priorities are to correct broken links first, followed
by improvements to the list and additions of new links.
NOVEMBER 19, 1997:
Hi all -
Not a whole lot to report from last night folks. I added 8 new
societies, 7 new libraries and bits of this & that elsewhere. I
have finally taken care of one of the things on my to-do list for
the site. I broke up the Libraries category page into separate
pages for each letter of the alphabet. The page had been growing
steadily and finally went over 100K, making the load time a bit
slow in the web browser. So I split it up. You can access each
page from a table index on the page and on my main sites index.
~~Categories that I updated today:
Nova Scotia, Chat, Databases, How To, Libraries, Magazines, Native
Americans, Occupations, Personal Home Pages, Ships, Societies,
Surnames, Travel & Research, and several US States.
~~Number of new links:54
~~Number of links deleted:2
~~Number of links updated/corrected:5
~~Most memorable site(s) I visited today:
Two wonderful new sites, with yet another new topic for genealogists:
Fishing? - It was "A WAY OF LIFE"
Devoted to and dedicated to the fishermen, mariners, their families
and survivors in Nova Scotia. Has memorials, lists of lost
fisherman, photographs, newspaper and book extracts, and much more.
Down to the Sea in Ships
A list of men fishing out of Gloucester, Massachusetts who were
lost at sea.
1. A new FAQ page to answer many of the repetitive questions and
cut down on incoming e-mail:
2. This mailing list, also in the hope of cutting down on incoming
e-mail by keeping everyone posted on what I'm up to each day.
3. An easier to navigate table of links at the bottom of each
page. These links to are to other pages in my web site that relate
to the day-to-day operations of Cyndi's List.
4. The addition of the NetMind / URL-Minder form at the bottom of
each page. This is a free service that will notify you by e-mail
that changes were made to a web page of your choice.
5. The Scandinavia & The Nordic Countries category was split up
onto 6 individual pages.
each US state, Canadian province, UK and Scandinavian page. This
to jump to another web page within that category without having to
return to the main index.
7. Oct. 25th - I began to add small links to cross-reference some
of the categories on the main sites index. For instance, under the
"Religion & Churches" category, I put in cross-referenced links to
each of the other religion-oriented category pages on my site.
I'll do more cross-referencing there as I come up with more ideas.
8. Nov. 2nd - More cross-referencing on the main index as
NEW CATEGORIES ADDED RECENTLY:
Canada - Military
Chat & IRC
Travel & Research
Cyndi Howells Puyallup, Washington
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|November 19, 1997 by Cyndi Howells <>|