Column: Save It Before It Disappears

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Save It Before It Disappears

Snippet: Earlier this week, I was reminded of how temporary information on the Internet can be. It’s not like that in books. A book can sit on a shelf gathering dust for year, decades even. When you need the information it contains, you know where to find it. Upon opening the book, you won’t discover the ink erased or an entirely different book inside. The information remains unchanged.

Information contained on the Internet, however, can be here this morning and gone tonight. That was the case this week when I tried to visit a blog which traced Metis, Scottish and Irish ancestors. I had been following it for only a few months, and now that’s it gone, I can’t say how extensive the information was.

All I know is that one day I visited and found only this message: The blog has been removed by the owner.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.


One thought on “Column: Save It Before It Disappears

  1. Interestingly, one of the reasons I took my blog down was because I plan to make a book out of the info on there and felt that it was counter productive to just leave it up there. When you work so hard at something it seems a waste to just give it away. Sort of like publishing for free.

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