Old SFAA Sites Removed

As part of my online cleanup, I have removed old ver­sions of the Strong Fam­ily Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica web sites which are still online. We had the site as it existed in 2008 for ref­er­ence, and we had the orig­i­nal SFAA Pages cre­ated by Martha Strong. I have moved both offline.

The prob­lem was that each of those areas looked like a real web site — because they were! There was no way to tell that you were NOT look­ing at the cur­rent infor­ma­tion, and this has been caus­ing confusion.

Over the com­ing months, I will be plac­ing Martha Strong’s SFAA Pages back online, but in such a way that it clearly is a his­tor­i­cal arti­fact rather than cur­rent Asso­ci­a­tion mate­r­ial. Every­thing from 2008 is already online with the cur­rent site.

I still have updates to do related to our 2012 SFAA Annual Reunion. I need to update the Offi­cers and Direc­tors, update the Books & Mem­o­ra­bilia Cat­a­log, update the Con­tact Us forms, and answer my email. That’s my plan for this upcom­ing week!

I will also be reor­ga­niz­ing and rebuild­ing the Direc­tors Area. I have not quite decided how to make that area as acces­si­ble and use­ful as pos­si­ble. We’ll be let­ting you know as soon as it’s back open!

Finally, I have a lot of genealog­i­cal con­tent to place online over the next few months. Our online pres­ence is growing!

Secrets Behind Taking Genealogy Online

Genealogy Online

Online Geneal­ogy As PHP Code

I have cre­ated The Geneal­ogy Webmaster’s Jour­nal aimed at explain­ing and advanc­ing the tech­nol­ogy under­ly­ing online genealogy.

For a few days, I had the start of that jour­nal here on the Strong Fam­ily Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica web site. I didn’t like the look! We don’t want vis­i­tors to drop by, seek­ing Strong Fam­ily His­tory and Geneal­ogy, and see a bunch of tech­ni­cal material!

I have there­fore moved The Geneal­ogy Webmaster’s Jour­nal to a com­pan­ion site, OT Scripts. We’re doing a lot of work cre­at­ing a larger online pres­ence for the Strong Fam­ily Asso­ci­a­tion. You’ll see the results here, and for those fol­low­ing in our foot­steps, I’ll be writ­ing about the process in the Geneal­ogy Webmaster’s Jour­nal.

In fact, I’ve taken most of this hol­i­day week­end rebuild­ing OT Scripts from scratch, to become an online geneal­ogy resource. I wanted to do that first, so I would have a place to doc­u­ment tips and tricks as they happen!

Whew! One site is rebuilt and run­ning. Now it’s time to do a bit of cleanup here. Watch this space, we have more com­ing online soon!