Thursday, April 23, 2009

GeoCities closing down

GeoCities, owned by Yahoo!, will be closing later this year. Genealogists have been using the free web hosting service for many years now. This means it is time to look for new homes for tens of thousands of genealogy web sites out there.

I went through my links for Personal Home Pages and made a list of the free web hosts that I see used most often by genealogists. I can't make personal recommendations on any of these hosts, because I haven't used them myself. But these seem to be the most commonly used:
So, you all get started moving your sites to a new host. Then be sure to let me know about the new, updated web address. I'm still working through thousands of updates for AOL home pages. Hopefully I'll get them done by the time I have to start working on updating GeoCities links.