The Internet Genealogy Community Study: GenRing Information Center: "GenRing Information Center
One way the vast expanse of the Internet is being organised for the genealogist is via GenRing, whose slogan is 'Linking the World of Amateur Genealogists'. Established in December 1996, it is:
... designed to allow all amateur genealogists and members of the USGenWeb Project and the World GenWeb Project to connect with one another. Anyone connecting to any GenRing site may then travel (surf) the loop, in order or at random, to visit other genealogy sites. "