Gone, forgotten but retrievable

At Friday’s BIFHSGO social I was asked about the BIFHSGO logo, specifically the colour. I recalled it was originally black and white with a rustic hand-drawn appearance. Over the years it changed to a more uniform shape and the colour varied. I’ve forgotten the details.
After the social I realized that the Wayback Machine has an archive of www.bifhsgo.ca. It goes back to 2001 with 447 captures at various dates.

If interested to see how the website and logo have changed, see https://web.archive.org/web/20101201000000*/www.bifhsgo.ca/.

The Wayback Machine is a useful tool to have in your arsenal for those times when the website you remembered has vanished. Go to https://archive.org/ and click on Web, then enter the web address (URL) for the site you want.

2 Replies to “Gone, forgotten but retrievable”

  1. I love the Wayback Machine, too! I recently noticed a new button on the site that invites users to take snapshots of webpages they want to archive. So now when you cite a blog entry or webpage in your genealogy research, you can also tell the Wayback Machine to take a snapshot of that page at the time you accessed it. This beats waiting and hoping that the page will be picked up as the Wayback Machine crawls the web. You can make sure it will be there for future researchers.

  2. Thanks for this, John. The BIFHSGO logo started out black on white and, as you say, rustic. At the beginning of 2007, it changed to blue on a buff or light yellow coloured background. Then in April 2011 it changed to the red and white logo we use now. I’m presuming that the change in 2011 was when we moved our website to ENS and a re-design of the whole website was done. If anyone remembers why it changed and why these colours were chosen (either time) I’d be interested in hearing from you.

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