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From: Carol C-H <>
Subject: LISTOWNER POST - Fwd: Please Help Linkpendium Index the Web
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 12:44:19 -0500
Linkpendium is a fantastic resource already, with an enormous potential for
helping us find information about our ancestors. It is being created by
the folks who started RootsWeb. Please read the post below, and let Brian
and Karen know about any sites that you have found to be helpful!
>Having started with a directory of Illinois genealogical resources,
>Linkpendium has now finished a first pass through all US localities
>and surnames worldwide.
>We have now built a directory to 1,039,142 sources of genealogical
>information on the Internet. This is by far the largest
>genealogical link collection on The Net.
>Nonetheless, we know we have missed many important resources. So,
>again starting in IL (but working on the rest of the country and
>all surnames in parallel), we are doing a second pass looking for
>resources we've missed.
>YOU CAN HELP US!
>All Linkpendium's lower-level locality and surname pages include
>links to a Web form that allows visitors to nominate new links. If
>you visit us at:
>please take a moment to make sure that we have links in the
>appropriate categories to any Website, mailing list, or message
>board that you administer. Also, if you just have a favorite site
>that we've missed, PLEASE use the Web form to tell us about it.
>WHY HAVING A COMPLETE DIRECTORY IS IMPORTANT
>Obviously, a complete directory is useful to genealogists. Having
>access to a categorized list of all the Cook County resources will
>save genealogists a lot of Googling.
>But more importantly, in the next phase Linkpendium is going to use
>the directory as input to a search engine specialized for use by
>genealogists. This will allow folks to search for their ancestors
>without having to dig through hundreds (and often many thousands)
>of irrelevant links returned by Google.
>If we don't have a genealogical resource in the directory, we can't
>make it searchable by the search engine. That's why your help in
>making the directory complete is so important.
>PLEASE PASS THE WORD!
>While we're starting the second pass in Illinois, we'll be working
>on the rest of the USA and surnames world-wide in parallel. If
>you participate in lists or message boards frequented by other
>folks who can help us index all the Internet's genealogical
>resources, please feel free to tell them about what we're doing
>(or just forward this letter).
>Thanks, everyone, for the help. I hope we can build something of
>great value to the genealogical community. Cheers, B.
>Dr. Brian Leverich Co-moderator, soc.genealogy.methods/GENMTD-L
>P.O. Box 6831, Frazier Park, CA 93222-6831
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