I remember hearing about this Cyndi’s List. I checked it. Then I met the creator, the owner, the person who added all those links to genealogy and history websites, the adjustor of links as places kept her busy by changing their URLs, and I saw one of these persons sitting at the computer doing the job. Would you believe these are all the same person? It’s true. She doesn’t even charge us to do a search on the website or to then click on an interesting link. Cyndi Ingle is a one-woman wonder. I love to seek out a neat website, database, buried index, or other item that she probably doesn’t have. Dangitall, 99% of the time she already has it.
She tells us she has more than 300K links. Under each of those links are many more links on the specific websites she tells us about.
It’s the Silver Anniversary of Cyndi’s List. She has kept it up through changing a baby’s diapers, cooking meals, taking care of parents, adding her Mom to her household, raising her beloved Boston Terriers, teaching others about websites, helping others understand HTML, and so much more.
One way to thank her is to look for Cyndi’s List on social media and like the page, tweet, or post. Use the “Submit a New Link” or “Report a Broken Link” buttons on the left side to add to the List. Then look at the upper right side of the page and click on the Donate button. What would be an appropriate 25th Anniversary gift? 25 years. 25 or 25 or 25 or maybe 25. You get the idea.
Oh, the link? https://www.cyndislist.com/
p.s. She’s also one of the main administrators of The Genealogy Squad on Facebook. A great place to post genealogy questions, get help, share help, and more. It’s a drama-free page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/genealogysquad
© 2021, Paula Stuart-Warren. All rights reserved.
2 comments on “25 years of Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet. 25!!”
Don’t forget to donate a 25th anniversary contribution to celebrate! Congrats, Cyndi!
Glad that you mentioned this. I remember having lunch with her when she had only 400 links, a long time ago. She deserves every plaudit.