Zurbu is a free worldwide network of local history websites. People come here to communicate, research and store knowledge.
“Zurbu” comes from Latin urbs – “city”.
Nowadays when Internet helps people in almost every field until recently local history enthusiasts had to suffer without own web. Let's list the main solutions we had.
Using general social networks
Making websites ourselves
Paying professionals for websites
Zurbu has solved the problem. Now websites are:
Collaboration always makes finding the answer easier and more efficient.
We do know what you expect from a history research website, and satisfy these needs as soon as possible – much faster than general social networks do.
We always look for better ways to search relevant messages. Thus Zurbu combines capabilities of both discussion board and information storage.
If you feel unsatisfied with municipal plans to raze a mediæval castle in favour of a modern high-rise, express it here. We will always respect your rights for a free speech.
Creating and maintaining a website does not cost a penny. Conversing is gratis as air we breathe. Everything what is free now will stay such as long as ravens reside in the Tower of London.
We are global and local simultaneously. This intercity unity is crucial for researchers interested in multiple locations – it's pretty easy to discuss in multiple similarly looking websites using a single user account and common interface.
Holding «Conversations on Riga», a prominent forum on history of Latvian capital since 2004, has produced enough experience to start an international project.
Administrators sometimes need a rest – we will keep Law and Order in websites when their owners have no access to Internet.
Usually you have to open dozens of separate forum topics to read new posts – even if some of them are only a sentence long. Single message feed allows you to open ten times less pages here without missing anything!
Modern information delivery formats allow easy transfer of information from Zurbu to users or other programs including external websites.
No matter whether place is a cosy village or a vibrant megapolis like New York it perfectly fits here.
More features are coming soon. We are working hard to make Zurbu better and your feedback moves it closer to ideal!Noone knows the reasons why one of the blocks above depicts a cow. You can discuss it in our website on cows metawebsite eng.zurbu.netSupport We try to make Zurbu as simple as possible. Still our support is always ready to help if there are any questions.