A relatively new genealogy oriented website, Place My Past, has announced that it will be closing down. Here is what the announcement said:
We have some important news for our Place My Past users.
One of the main datasets that we use to find locations used in your family tree is called Freebase, it's a project run by Google that contains information from Wikipedia. Recently Google has announced that Freebase will be retired very soon. We have looked for alternative sources for this information but have not been able to find one that would provide the best experience for our users.
We are also dealing with some other internal issues that would ultimately effect the usability of the site.
Both of these issues have caused us to come to the conclusion that we need to close Place My Past. We will be closing the site on 19 March 2015. All of our members' genealogical and personal data will be deleted on this date.
RegardsThe Place My Past teamIf you have anything on this website to copy or preserve, you have a short time period to save it off the site. It is always a sad day when a genealogy website bites the dust.