Have you check out Cyndi’s List lately? And by lately, I mean since yesterday? The venerable Ms. Howells has spent a considerable amount of time designing a brand new website from the ground up. Cyndi worked with fusionSpan of Maryland to make improvements and implement new technology into the website.
The new homepage i well organized and easy to read. It has a rolling genealogy news feed, and a link to The Cyndi’s List Daily, a Twitter feed, and Facebook links. The Categories page is very easy to maneuver; finding subjects is a breeze. Category pages now have sub-categories that display 20 links (with the ability to page forward and back through the pages).
The What’s New section allows users to browse through new and updated links by the date they were created or updated. The new database on which the website is designed will make it much easier for Cyndi to create and update links. Indeed, she hopes to be able to review, approve, and categorize new links within 24 to 72 hours of submission.
Cyndi’s List has been a go-to website for genealogists for years. Serious researchers always check her pages to find information to help with research problems. What is truly amazing to me is that with all the effort she puts into the site, she still leaves it available to everyone for free on the internet. If you find it helpful, consider making a donation to help support Cyndi’s efforts to keep the website free and available to everyone. There is a convenient link in the navigation bar that can be accessed from any page in the site.
Check out the new Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet today!