|February 20th, 2000
||The site is split in 2 parts. www.genealogie.com will now contain
the French version and www.francogene.com the English version. The
transfer of visitors is not done immediately. Actually, on the old
site, English-speaking visitors were sent to the French page.
||From March to June, there are about 6,000 hits/week and the home page
reading lost visits from 800 to 600. It is only in June that the
pointers are better set up from the old cam.org site which is still very
popular. In July, finally, by directing visitors to a page of francogene.com
better adapted to a bilingual site, the number of hits jumps from 8,000
to 18,000 in one week. Checking the logs is very useful ! Ditto
for the home pages, where the jump is from 1,000 to 1,700. If the
number of hits at genealogie.com islower because of the redirection toward
francogene.com, the next week is a record with 90,000 hits.
||Two new sites are opened for the Drouin Institute:
They are commercial sites.
In a first step, the catalogue for institutions was presented, for libraries
and genealogy societies.
The second step includes a bookstore for new books, to offer books,
microfilms and even CD-ROMs. At the same time a list of microfilms
is added to show which microfilms are available in Quebec.