Congratulations!! Cyndi’s List, the most comprehensive list of family history resources on the internet, turns 20 years old today! 20 amazing years of FREE help for genealogists.
According to the Cyndi’s List About page, the website started on March 4, 1996:
The list began as a one page set of bookmarks that I shared with my fellow genealogical society members at the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society. After that I expanded it to be a 6-page article for the society quarterly. On March 4, 1996 I published my personal web site and, as sort of an after-thought, I added my “list” of bookmarks. The original list was contained on one categorized web page with more than 1,025 links.
In addition to websites and resources in every conceivable subject area, Cyndi’s List has a very healthy list of “DNA, Genetics & Family Health” links.
See Cyndi’s Press Release HERE.
I would be remiss if I didn’t separately congratulate the founder, owner, and incredibly hard-worker behind Cyndi’s List, Cyndi Ingle. Cyndi is one of the nicest people in the field, and I am very lucky to count her as a good friend. I considered recording and playing here on the blog a rendition of “Happy Birthday” now that the song is in the public domain, but maybe I’ll save that for the 30th anniversary! Congratulations Cyndi, and happy anniversary!