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This page reports on the evolution of this Website during the year 2013.  This helps to keep the "What's New" page to a manageable size.  The changes are reported in reverse order, with the latest at the top.  Dates of entries show when pages were installed on the Web server, which is not always the same as their internal dates of revision.
2013/12/18 - Revised 21 site data pages and added 2 (see list); revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.  Note that one of the new pages is actually a replacement for a previously existing page, reflecting the relocation to Nashotah of the ring formerly intended for Pewakukee. 

Replaced a site data page with a paragraph about the former Deagan tubular tower chime in the George Washington Masonic National Memorial; revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

2013/11/11 - Revised 48 site data pages and added 5 (see list); revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.  Note that one of the new pages is actually a replacement for a previously existing page, reflecting the relocation of the Mostyn House School carillon to Charterhouse School.  29 new photos are included.

Replaced site data page for a Deagan tubular tower chime reported to have been in "Oklahome City Cemetery" with a paragraph about the former chime in Memorial Park Cemetery in the same city; revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

Added the bass bell of the Canberra carillon to the list of great western-profile bells in the Asia-Pacific Rim region.

Revised the Deagan historical list and table to reflect status changes posted to the site data pages over the past two years.

Removed the 10-bell chime of Victoria, BC, from the list of sites that are no more, upon receiving information as to the current whereabouts and future plans for these bells.  A new site data page for it has been added (see list linked above).

Made minor revisions to the Hanks-Meneely genealogy page based in information from the Meneely Bell Foundries Online Museum.

Slightly revised the survey forms page and its associated PDFs.

Updated the Website history.

2013/09/30 - Revised 9 site data pages (see list); indexes and regional maps were not affected, as this work was mainly to standardize the presentation of instruments which have no principal founder.

2013/09/25 - Added a new section to the introductory page about great bells; incorporated entries for all great bells into the various country/state/city and regional foundry indexes for instruments, making it easier to discover such bells serendipitously; revised the bellfoundries index advice page accordingly; added back-links from all site data pages about instruments containing great bells to the corresponding lists of such bells.

2013/09/11 - Revised 2 site data pages for tubular chimes (see list); revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

Added or revised details of several entries (mostly in Germany) in the lists of great bells.

Corrected a newly-discovered error in the Hanke-Meneely genealogy (parentage of James Harvey Hitchcock); added numerous previously missing details, based in part on this year's release of the 1940 U.S. census to the public; identified another set of tangled relationships and added Footnote 2.  Updated the Historical Notes sections of the four bellfoundry indexes that are connected to this genealogy, with major changes to those of the Hanks/Niles foundry.

Revised the page of North American indexes.

Split 2012 news into the separate history file referenced below, to save space here; also removed all update locator maps for that year and their links.

2013/08/26 - Revised 33 site data pages and added 29 (see list); revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

Created a new bellfoundry index page for Perner of Germany.

Added several entries (mostly in Germany) to the lists of great bells.

2013/08/12 - Revised 16 site data pages and added 9 (see list); revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

Revised both versions of the Glossary to add definitions of "clapper" and "toll;" polished some existing definitions.

Added one entry to the great bells of Germany.

Added links to several pages which were not otherwise updated; these pages are not enumerated.

2013/06/30 - Revised 19 site data pages (see list); revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

Corrected instrument counts in various regional locator maps.

2013/06/12 - Revised 27 site data pages and added 9 (see list); revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

2013/04/29 - Revised 15 site data pages and added 1 (see list); revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

Expanded the Harrington section of the tubular bells page.

Added some genealogical details and further business history to the page about Naylor Vickers in North America.

Added a new historical index for existing and former North American traditional carillons, with two graphs.

NOTE:   This update was originally planned for 02/27, but was delayed by a variety of computer hardware problems.

2013/02/21 - Added a few details to the foundry histories for Van Aerschodt and Van den Gheyn.

Fixed various broken internal links.

2013/02/12 - Revised 9 site data pages and added 26 (see list); added a new Wauthy foundry index; revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

Added an entry to the page of European sites that are no more.

2013/02/06 - Added the Search page (link) from the Data Top page to the home page; revised other aspects of all three pages as well.  This included rewriting much of the Introduction section of the Data Top page for better balance between North America and the rest of the world.

2013/01/31 - Fixed various link errors in type index lists and Mayland biography.
Fixed clustering error in a regional map.

2013/01/24 - Revised 12 site data pages and added 1 (see list); revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.  This included promoting one instrument in Switzerland from a chime to a carillon.

Revised the Bellfoundry Indexes Advice page.

2013/01/12 - Added a new worldwide locator map set for rings; revised various index overview pages to reference the set or elements of it.  This required adding a page for rings of 5 or 6 bells in Asia and the Pacific Rim (i.e., Australia and New Zealand) as a substitute for 11 pages that would otherwise have had to be made by hand.

Further revised the Data Top page - both Introduction and Contents - in both the regular and framed versions.  This revision includes the new locator map set (see preceding paragraph) as well as other changes.

Replaced the site data page for a reported but nonexistent carillon in Enkhuizen NL with an entry in the page of European sites that are no more; revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

Revised the page about tubular bells based on new evidence connecting Walter Durfee's name with the James Treat patent of 1896.

Revised the home page as the merger event recedes into the depths of history.

2013/01/08 - Revised regional locator map routine to enable presentation of maptacks having info windows without links.


Prior years' news has been moved into the following separate files to save space here:

2012 - See What was new in these pages during 2012 - the year of the merger?
2000-2011 - See What was new in the TowerBells pages before the merger?.
1996-2012 - See What was new in the GCNA data pages before the merger?


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