02 December 2014

Urlist & FamilySearch Photoduplication Being Discontinued ...

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As much as we like to write about “new” resources, sometimes we need to discuss resources that have or are in the process of disappearing.

I wrote about Urlist back in August 2013, urlist + Genealogy = Neat Discoveries.

I’ve just received an email stating ...

After three years of service, Urlist will be discontinued on December 31, 2014 at 1:00PM UTC. To download your data, please visit the Urlist website at http://urli.st/ and log in; you will find a button on the top of the page to download all your links.

We began our journey with a specific vision in our mind: To give to our users the best and easiest tool to categorize and share the information they find in the Internet. Along the way, we improved our service to let you publish and discover new links. We did it because we’re list maniacs and Internet lovers eager for knowledge. We love the Web and believe that every Internet user is an expert on something. We wanted to give a voice to every one of you. In the past couple of years together, we collected more than 380,000 links and created over 40,000 lists, curating content from “Irish Genealogy” to “JavaScript Frameworks”, “Open Data” to “Best Cat Videos”.

You can read the full message here.

Before it’s a fleeting memory, you might check out the genealogy lists that were posted; maybe there will be some neat resources new-to-you waiting to be discovered.

Additionally, later this week, the FamilySearch Photoduplication Services will be discontinued effective 5 December 2014. We previously wrote about this service in February 2013, Policy Change for Patrons Requesting Photocopies From the Family History Library in Sale Lake City, Utah.

The recent announcement states ...

As more microfilm and books are digitized and added to FamilySearch.org, and more links are made available to partner sites that already have this information digitized, the need for photoduplication will decrease.

You can read the full message here.

Are there any other websites or services which have recently disappeared or are scheduled to do so that we should be aware of?

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