March 29, 2015

30 Years Ago Today: The Day That Changed Your Life Forever

There is a birthday being celebrated today.

This birth changed your life forever.

30 years ago today the Internet was born.

The impact of the creation of the Internet is difficult to fully comprehend. But for genealogists it has certainly been a boon:

  • Family History Message Boards
  • Genealogical Digitized Records Websites
  • Even Genealogy Podcasts!

Vint Cerf was one of the three men who shaped the Internet’s architecture back in the early 1980s, including co-designing the TCP/IP protocol. In this article at Google’s Official Blog Vint provides a behind the scenes look at January 1, 1983 when the TCP/IP transition occurred and the underpinnings of the Internet came in to existence.


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About Lisa

Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at She is the author of the books Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies and The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD series, an international conference speaker, and writer for Family Tree Magazine.