Wayback Machine Back-up

I have made mention of the Wayback Machine – https://archive.org/web/ a few times on my blog: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/category/history-2/wayback-machine/page/2/. You can learn more about it on Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayback_Machine if you aren’t familiar with it. I wasn’t aware of the Wayback Machine when it first came out. It has over 347 billion pages saved. If a site doesn’t want their content saved to the Wayback Machine, they honor the request https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayback_Machine#Website_exclusion_policy. See the section underneath the above link for changes made later. It also doesn’t work well if you need to log into a site to access the content.

It appears small parts of my blog was saved three (3) times: https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/.

A downside to the site is the need to save each page of a site. If I wanted to save every blog post to the Wayback Machine, I would need to save over 1,150+ posts.

It’s a great way to track changes although that depends on how a site handles changes. Find-A-Grave updated its FAQs section a while back so it’s now useless to update it on the Wayback Machine.

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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  1. Pingback: I Posted About the Wayback Machine a Few Times – November 18, 2020 | Ups Downs Family History

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