This website began as a personal website with another name back in 1998 and only consisted of 4 pages. Through various incarnations, it took on its present domain name in 2000 from a slang term used in mid-western Pennsylvania. The main thrust to create the site was as a platform to express myself and my interests along with a way to memorialize my pet, Q-Bert who passed away the previous year.
Through the creative and development process, four sections came into being, the main youns.com site, the memorial section, a Lucille Ball section and one focused on my ancestry. The website ran in a hosted environment out of my home until September 2005 when it was moved to a more permanent location with a real hosting facility that could handle the traffic.
This site was created and is maintained by only one person, not a corporation or a group of people. Out of my love for animals, the pet memorial section was created as a memorial to my Q-Bert and as a way for others to reach out and memorialize their pets as a way of dealing with the grief and loss. Being a huge Lucille Ball fan, the "Everything Lucy" site was one of the first websites on the internet that was devoted to Lucy and had all her TV Shows and complete career as a searchable resource. A Blog devoted exclusively to Lucille Ball as part of the "Everything Lucy" website was created in March 2005. Finally, the Ancestry site is a way for me to reach out to all known and unknown relatives and as a way to preserve all the historical data that I have collected and maintain on my family history.