I know that we are able to access the past 2 weeks of issues. Is there a plan to be able to access all of the past issues from the past year or two or more with the ability to search by topic? This would be a great thing! Thanks.
Yes. You already have access to all articles published in the past 7 weeks plus a few others and I have no plan to delete articles (with the exception of a few articles that are "out of date," such as an article about a "future" event after that event becomes a past event.)
I only realized today that I had not been receiving your newsletter digest (since early October). I was able to sign up for the website-but darned if I can figure out how to access the articles I missed in October and November. I see a list but no links.
------> I was able to sign up for the website-but darned if I can figure out how to access the articles I missed in October and November.
All of those articles are online and available to you right now. There are 2 or 3 different ways to find them.
1. You can use the menus to find past articles. Click on LATEST NEWS and then you will see ALL the articles, arranged in reverse chronological order.
2. If you already know the topics you wish to find (which may or may not be the case), use the SEARCH box that is displayed on most pages of this website to find the particular articles you seek.
I have a free subscription, but when I look for past issues under “latest news” the only thing that shows up is for me to subscribe to the newsletter email which I have already done. No articles show up.
Will articles that were published on the previous website be available at some point? There was a nice review of the Delaware Genealogical Research Guide that was published in July, but not accessible now. Thanks very much.
---> Will articles that were published on the previous website be available at some point?
Originally, I planned to do that. As I started doing just that, I soon found out that many of the articles were now obsolete. Many URLs (web addresses) change over time, quite a few companies go out of business, others get purchased by other companies and are folded into the new owners' web sites, and more. In short, simply copying and pasting articles soon became a poor idea.
In its place, I am in the midst of an updated plan: I can see a hit counter on every article, showing how many times someone has visited that article. I am manually going through all the articles, identifying the more popular articles, and then manually re-writing them to contain up-to-date information. I am making slow progress with that but I feel the end result will be more useful articles.
Some articles, such as an article in 2003 describing an "upcoming" conference to be held later in that year, will not be copied over to the new software. It wouldn't be very valuable.
- Dick Eastman
Richard Eastman, 514 Americas Way # 3787, Box Elder, SD 57719