Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The Wayback Machine

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):

1)  Do you have a website or a blog?  Or know someone with one?  Pick yours, or theirs or another.

2)  Now go to the Wayback Machine ( and put the web site address in the search field.  Explore - see what the website looked like over time - start with the first available archived date and select others over the lifetime of the web site.  Make some screen shots to show your readers.

3)  Share your Wayback adventure with us in your own blog post, in a Facebook or google+ post.  Be sure to leave a link in a Comment on this blog.

Here's mine:

The Wayback Machine now starts for Genea-Musings ( on 17 May 2008, although I have screen shots from before that date.  Here are some looks at Genea-Musings history:

*  16 May 2008:

*  7 March 2009:

*  30 June 2010:

*  7 February 2012:

*  21 June 2013:

As you can see, I experimented every year with different color combinations, and got a little fancier with a new Blogger template in 2012 and 2013.  The current template is very similar to the 2013 template - the major exception being the blog title (the font was causing problems with some browsers).

I'm still using the same picture I started with...and pretty much the same blog description and biography too.  I'm a creature of habit!

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Lois Willis said...

Here's mine

Carol said...

I'm in again this week.

Lynn David said...

It took me to this post I made on remote research of libraries:

Amy Urman said...

Here are my Wayback posts from 2012 - thanks for the Saturday Night Fun

Janice Sellers said...

I picked one from each year:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

I went and looked... had been a while since I'd done that. What fun! Thanks for the reminder, Randy. Not good with screen shots, so I didn't post anything. Dr. Bill ;-)

Nancy said...

I love your most recent color combinations, Randy. I'm sorry you had to change the font in your header, though. You're very kind to make it easier for your readers, though.

I'm way late and just posted tonight at

Thanks for hosting SNGF.