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    Default Black Sheep Index - gone missing!

    Does anyone know where a website called "The Black Sheep Index" has gone? It consisted of various indices of such events as mining deaths, railway deaths, and an assortment of 400,000+ names for such events in the UK. However it appears to have vanished from the internet. It used to be at blacksheepindex.co.uk, but I cannot find it.
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    Hi Michael,

    The last that I heard, it was due to be upgraded earlier this year. However, it now seems to have disappeared completely! I am getting the "server not found" message.

    Have you had a look at http://
    blacksheepancestors.com/index.shtml to see if that will help?

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    The last version of the site captured on the Wayback Machine was in October 2010:

    http://
    web.archive.org/web/20101005021948/http://www.
    blacksheepindex.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coromandel View Post
    The last version of the site captured on the Wayback Machine was in October 2010
    Now that I've studied the archived versions of the site more closely it seems that only parts of the site have been captured, not just in the latest crawl but in earlier ones too. Sorry if I got your hopes up.

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    Black Sheep Ancestors still exists on http://
    blacksheepancestors.com/, but the amount of information seems to have been reduced.

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    According to a couple of posts on another forum the site was still there at the end of January this year, although one of the people noted that it was due to be upgraded. See: http://www.
    familytreeforum.com/showthread.php/95174-Black-Sheep-Index
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    Though I may be wrong. I'm sure I read elsewhere that the site founder had passed away and it was no longer being maintained. Of course can't find where I read it now....

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    I bought loads of stuff from him years ago, I have lots of little post it notes with cryptic comments he hand wrote because he thought my 'lot' were funny! He was also known as
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    lightage.demon.co.uk

    but that does not seem to be accessible either.
    I cannot post his name in case he is still around but if he is not I would like to say thank you to him and RIP. He was a nice man.

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    Thanks everyone!
    Looks as if it might be gone for good. However there are other ways to find the info - Blacksheep was just so convenient.
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