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This page reports on the evolution of this Website during the year 2018.  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 show when groups of pages were installed on the Web server, which is not always the same as the internal dates of revision of individual pages.


2018/12/29 - Revised the Bell Foundries page and the Goeppinger book commentary page to add a wide range of details about American foundries; significantly revised the Jones foundry history.

2018/12/06 - Revised 7 site data pages and added 1 (see list or map), revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly. 

2018/11/30 - Revised the Hanks genealogy by adding a bit of detail about the iron foundry work of Alpheus & Truman Hanks, correcting the year of death of Zerviah Freeman Hanks, correcting the tangled relationships resulting from the five Hanks-Freeman marriages, adding bellfounder Arthur Hanks (1818-97) and revising the text accordingly.  The Hanks/Niles foundry history was also revised with respect to Arthur Hanks.

Revised the Goeppinger book commentary page to add more material regarding various Hanks bellfounders.

2018/11/10 - Revised the Goeppinger book announcement on the home page to show that the announcement pages will be useful to owners of the book; revised the commentary page to include new material about the Fredericktown (Ohio) bellfoundry as well as new entries for the Alexandria Iron Foundry and T.W. & R.C. Smith.

Realigned lists of indexes (and a few other pages) for better readability on wide screens.

Revised the copyright date in the Title Page for hardcopy (pdf).

2018/11/07 - Revised 9 site data pages (see list or map); no indexes or regional maps were affected.

Added links and details to the page about great bells in North America (not in carillons).

Revised text of the page of Bell Weight Tables.

Expanded the history of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, including the latest change in its American representation.

2018/10/01 - Revised 69 site data pages and added 26 (see list or map), revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.  All traditional carillons of France are now listed.

2018/09/28 - Revised 14 site data pages (see list or map), most being merely regenerated with improved display of certain technical information from the database.

Added a paragraph about the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894 to the page of North American sites that are no more, providing the probable early history of the bells of Mills College.

Revised the Introduction PDF to reflect additional maker codes in the database from which site data pages and PDFs are generated.

Revised the bellfoundry index advice page to clarify when replacements or recasting do or do not have separate index entries.

Added the sub-bourdon of Blois to pages about great bells.

Deleted 11 links to Panoramio photos, since Google has shut down that service.

2018/09/05 - Revised site locator maps and regional maps to account for changes in the versioning system of the Google Maps API.

2018/08/06 - Activated API keys for site locator maps and regional locator maps, to comply with Google's revised terms of service.  This will require me to pay Google for the cost of visitors' use of these maps in excess of a still-unknown limit.

2018/07/31 - Revised the page about St.Louis bellfoundries.

Added A.F.Shapleigh Hardware Co. to research notes on Goeppinger's book.

2018/07/27 - Added two names to the page about St.Louis bellfoundries.
Added Simmons Hardware Co. to research notes on Goeppinger's book.

2018/07/25 - Added details to the page about St.Louis bellfoundries

Fixed or removed broken links in 87 pages (not itemized).

2018/06/29 - Revised 15 site data pages and added one (see list or map), including one downgrade from traditional carillon to non-traditional; revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

Revised format and some maps in Great Bells pages.

2018/06/21 - Revised the description of the 2012 Olympic bell.

Revised the regional map system so that info windows can reflect the number of great bells that are included within an instrument.  (This will not happen in single-type regional map subsystems -- only in the main system that shows all types of instruments.)  Independent great bells are not yet mapped.

Moved the short list of great bells in the region of Central and South America into a separate page, and revised the regional index page accordingly.

Revised the Website Map slightly.

Split 2017 news into the separate history file referenced below, to save space here.

2018/06/15 - Changed Weblinks for wikipedia/wikimedia/wikimapia resources in 235 pages so that they will load faster for visitors.

2018/06/14 - Added Hunt Owen to the Goeppinger book page.

Corrected 22 email links.

2018/05/21 - Revised 20 site data pages (see list or map), including 4 revisions from 2016/09/06 that had unaccountably been omitted; revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

2018/05/19 - Added commentary about Cornelius and Ephraim Force to the Goeppinger book page.

2018/05/18 - Tweaked a few definitions in both the alphabetic and the logical versions of the Glossary.

Added commentary about the Milwaukee bellfoundry names to the Goeppinger book page.

Added a privacy policy and reorganized the home page slightly.

2018/05/09 - Revised 24 site data pages and added 2 (see list or map); deleted one (see relocation notice); revised affected indexes and regional maps accordingly.

Added Trinity Episcopal Church, New York City, and University of Washington, Seattle, to the page of multi-instrument institutions in North America.

Updated Weblinks to the British Carillon Society, which has changed its domain name.

Corrected placement of the vanden Gheyn bellfoundry in the list of foundries by country.

Added another typo to the Errata for the first and second printings of Neil Goeppinger's book.

Added material related to the 2017 closure of the Whitechapel foundry.

Revised the help for Google maps.

Revised the page about things that are not carillons.

2018/04/20 - Corrected an error in linking the current version of the Website map page.

Restyled the Website Search, Website History and Website Map pages, as well as the general introduction page and everything in the section of unrelated essays.

2018/03/21 - Fixed selection naming and site counts in several regional maps, as well as clustering in NC.

2018/02/18 - Corrected two entries in the index to North American carillons by keyboard range, and made minor changes to the associated text.

Split 2016 news into the separate history file referenced below, to save space here.

2018/01/31 - Renamed the Website map page.

Corrected the description of the travels of the Ward-Belmont bells through Sellersville, PA and their downgrading to the Virginia Arts Festival, as well as how that affected the history of North American traditional carillons.

Fixed broken links in this page and elsewhere.

2018/01/08 - Revised the Goeppinger book announcement to reflect a second printing in which many of the typographic errors of the first printing have been corrected; the corrected typos are now listed on a separate page, as are remaining typos, commentary and research notes.

Removed Bing Maps locator map links from 852 site data pages after discovering that Bing no longer recognizes links in the format used.  Revised the map service history page and the main map use hints page to reflect the situation.



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

2017 - See What was new in these pages during 2017?
2016 - See What was new in these pages during 2016?
2015 - See What was new in these pages during 2015?
2014 - See What was new in these pages during 2014?
2013 - See What was new in these pages during 2013?
2012 - See What was new in these pages during 2012 - the year of the merger?
A Website history explains 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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