Sunday, March 30, 2008
As I noted in my list of things about me, I maintain two websites for genealogical purposes. The Cleveland County Website and the Cleveland County Archives. For the past umpteen years, Rootsweb has hosted these sites free of charge. And my hat is off to them for the space they provided and the tech support, etc. The entire Rootsweb site has been a great tool for those of us who are interested in where we came from. Recently, Rootsweb made an agreement with Ancestry, which is basically a fee based search tool. In fear of RW turning into a fee based site, there has been a mass exodus of files to alternate servers, mine included. I have spent the last week and a half downloading all my files off the RW server, and editing them to show the new url's for each page. A monumental task for not only Cleveland County, but for the entire state of Arkansas and the country as a whole. I'm very very tired of search and replace, changing and deleting, and on and on. And I have small sites compared to some counties and states. My eyes are about gone and my neck is pinched from propping my chin in my left hand while my right hand clicks the mouse ninety-to-nothing. When I finally do get it all moved, I'll let you know. In the meantime, I have the archives totally done and you can view it them at http://www.usgwarchives.org/ar/cleveland/clevelan.html Those of you who couldn't care less, well, sorry for the boring post.