We’re back!

We were going to shut down GenGophers at the end of May. After three years in operation, we’d never managed to make enough money from ads to cover our hosting costs. But after receiving encouraging suggestions from a number of people (thank you!), we decided to give things another try.

Instead of relying solely on ad revenue, we have started to ask for donations. Viewing up to three books a week is still free, but to view more, we’re asking you to contribute $3 to view an unlimited number of books for a month, or $20 to view an unlimited number of books for a year.

We’ve been doing this for the past month, and for the first time we covered our hosting costs! We sincerely thank everyone who contributed.

We know there are many more genealogy books that could be made searchable. If things continue to go well this year, we hope to be able to double the number of books we can make searchable next year.

Please tell your friends!


Your genealogy gophers

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8 Responses to We’re back!

  1. Van Orden Frank says:

    How do we contribute?


  2. Deborah Williams says:

    I am getting a message that your website is not secure. Have you made efforts to fix this?


  3. Hello! I’m preparing a talk on Digital Libraries and noticed that your site is offline at the moment. Is this temporary? Hope so because I love your site! 🙂


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