The RomanyGenes group of websites has one of the most highly-trafficked web presences in the world for Romany/Gypsy Family History ,they provide research sources for a group of websites that, when viewed as a whole, receive over a 100,000 page views per month.
They also contain many historical references, and articles relating to all aspects of Romany and Traveller culture and their history .
We are used and promoted by Educational Establishments as a source for reference for students in their research and also by Government departments and local authorities.
We have over the years been asked by various Media and TV for our Input and advice.
However, entering and navigating our web sites can be confusing,
A. difficulty for our users to get involved or otherwise use the sites in the way they’re intended and B. difficulty for us to communicate the full breadth of activities going on at any given time.
The solution can be framed as having four basic steps:
1. think about our sites as components of a larger network rather than individual pieces.
2. tell our story effectively by making sure each site has a clear role and distinct focus.
3. group related content together so it’ll be where users can find it.
4. connect sites more effectively through cross-linking,
More specifically, the central proposal is that we should have a single site (Romany Gypsy Hub ) That would focus on sharing the big picture of who we are and what we do, and would be a central hub for specific sites to orbit around. This project is the first step towards achieving that goal.