The Way Back Machine

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Have you ever visited a website for a genealogical record or piece of information only to find that it has disappeared because the site no longer exists or the page has been updated? If so, the Way Back Machine could be for you.

The Way Back Machine is an online software program that stores copies of web pages as at a certain date. Unlike Google who stores the cached page only until a new copy is retrieved, the Way Back Machine stores multiple copies of the same page which you can look at by selecting the date you want.

While not every site or URL is in its database there are over 55 million pages. If you have a broken bookmark or link or just can't find something that you thought used to be there, then the check out the Way Back Machine at

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