Saturday, October 25, 2008

Celebrating Ten Years of German Roots

October 2008 is the tenth anniversary of my German Roots: German Genealogy Resources website. It started off with just a handful of pages and now it has, oh I don't know, a whole lot of pages.

I initially started the website as a directory of online resources for German-American genealogy research. Eventually I added some of my own content and articles. And a whole bunch of other genealogy stuff. It was originally put online in October 1998 at http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/

And it's still there today. In case you're wondering about the URL, Monster was my dog at the time. She died last year. She was wee :)

You can also get to the site at www.germanroots.com which is easier to remember than the name of my dog, I suppose.

Three other websites were eventually spun off of the German Roots site, when I realized it was getting too big and I wanted to expand it beyond German genealogy. These are:

Online Searchable Death Records Indexes and Obituaries for the USA, which was originally a single webpage on the German Roots website.

Online Military Indexes and Records, also originally a single webpage on the German Roots website.

Genealogy Articles, Tips and Research Guides, which is where I put more general genealogy stuff.

So here's to a very interesting ten years of German Roots. Thanks to all the people who have offered suggestions and comments and constructive criticism. Everyone gets a symbolic cyber German beer! Prost!

4 comments:

TERRY SNYDER said...

I'm a little behind on things, but I wanted to congratulate you on 10 years. That is awesome. I have used all of your indexes and resources at one time or another - my favorite is the Death Indexes, that one gets a lot of use.

Thanks for your wonderful contributions and for making genealogy research a little bit easier for all of us.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Your many web sites are terrific!

Thanks for doing such a great
job!

from Dorene in Ohio

Joe said...

Thanks, Terry and Dorene :)

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Now that I've found you Joe, I plan to visit often and use some of those great sounding resource blogs! Thanks for inviting me to join your network.