Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Our Roots Website - update

Many of you who use the Our Roots website to find books on the history of Canadian towns will have noticed that the site has been down for a while now. It is a site created and hosted by the University of Calgary.

They have just written a news update, and some of the books have been transferred already to their new home.

The format has changed and I'm not sure how I like it, it seems a little more awkward to view the pages.  It doesn't fit on the screen and you have to scroll down to read the whole page, but at least there is a "next" (or choose page number) button on the bottom. You can go full screen and if there was a "next page" button in the full view that would help a lot!

For now I am just thankful that it is finally coming back online, although none of my family ones are done yet.  I'll keep checking back. 


  1. Agree, the new interface seems a little awkward. Still a wonderful resource. Thanks for the update.

    1. You're welcome. I will post again when they are done.

  2. I found a book I wanted to read but it's a lot of work to actually read it. I googled that title and found it here https://archive.org/details/pioneerlifeamong00herrrich where it's much easier to read.

    1. Great! The ones I need aren't at IA, but quite a few are. I like their format best!


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