May 2020 Site Updates

Let the modernization begin. I will be documenting changes in the site using blog posts so that if you are looking for some content you have seen in the past you’ll be able to find it (or understand why I removed it). This will be a living post for the month as I make changes, I’ll update it.

Here are the changes to the site for May 2020

  • Removed the ability to post to the Guestbook. Why? Because I’d like you to use the Facebook group instead. You’ll still be able to view the old posts.
  • Approved a slew of Guestbook posts. Some have been waiting quite a while, sorry.
  • Removed the old Guest Map. It relied on a third party site that is no longer functional. I have no archive or way to retrieve that old content.
  • Remove references to the AQ Collaboration Database. I never followed up on this and I apologize to any who purchased Ancestral Quest solely to collaborate. I hope you found the program useful none the less. My preferred way to collaborate is Family Search, but I do hope to provide some collaboration tools in the future to help us all find interesting links across our trees.
  • Added several links to the facebook group. This is a private group. Just click the link and request to join the group.
  • Added this blog and did some rudimentary styling. I expect to make this look more similar to the existing branding soon — I’ll do that for the FB group too.
  • Site search fixed – The old Atomz driven search no longer works, so I’ve put in a google search that will search, this blog, and the Nafzger Heritage News pdf files hosted on rootsweb.
  • Removed banner ads with affiliate links that no longer work.
  • Removed the Links page from the main menu. Many of these links don’t work and the page will simply be deprecated.
  • A new home page is under contruction. You can try it here.

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