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Armenians and the Internet

Staff Report

The Internet and the World Wide Web are one of the fastest growing areas in computers today.  There is a web site for almost any subject, including the Armenians.  Using any search engine, one can receive hundreds or even thousands of matches just by typing keyword “Armenian.”  There are web sites for educational institutions, churches, youth organizations, political organizations and so on.  But with all of these different sites and different subject areas it can often be difficult find exactly what one wants.  Fortunately, there are sites that can be helpful in locating the information desired.  Here are some of those sites.

Armenian Sites on the Internet:

Address: www1.shore.net/~narbey/armen/armen.html
Maintained by: Narbey Derbekyan
Date started: Jan/Feb 1995
Categories: Showcase, List & Reference, News, Culture, Organizations and Institutions, On-line communities, Recipes, Religion, Business, Miscellaneous, People, Fonts & Software.
How to use: By simply clicking any of those categories one will get a list of Armenian web sites in that category.
Comments:  This site is well organized and easy to use.  With a variety of categories it is good for anyone seeking information on Armenian subjects.

Arminco Online:

Address: www.arminco.com
Supported by: Arminco Global Telecommunications
Graphic and Design by: Vahan Yerkanian
Categories:  Armenia, Armenia: Country Commercial Guide, HAIK: Institute Database, Armenian Sites on the Web, News Around Armenia, Notes from Armenia, Armenian International E-Mail Directory, Armeconmbank, Artsakh Online,
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How to use: Selecting any of the categories will give other resources for obtaining the information desired.  When using the ìArmenian Sites on the Webî one can choose sites in or sites outside of Armenia.
Comments:  The graphic and design of this site are done very well.  It is especially useful for those seeking information on Armenia itself.

Armenian Embassy Home Page:

Address: www.armeniaemb.org/
Supported by: Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to the US
Designer and Creator: Michael Bagratuni
Categories:  Embassy  Tour, Country Brief, News and Views, Travel and Tourism, Investment Opportunities, Foreign Relations, Visa Regulations, Announcements, Links, Nagorno-Karabagh Peace Process, Snapshots.
How to use:  Clicking any of the categories lead to explanations and information accompanied by other useful sites.
Comments:  The links section is divided into related sections that makes finding the site easy.  Additionally, the site itself contains much of the important information with regards to Armenia.

Armenian Resource Page:

Address: www.soros.org/armenia.html
Supported by: Soros Foundations Network and Central Eurasia Project
Site Contact: eliza@osi.am
Categories:   Brief History, Latest News, Government Department and Agencies, Business, International Involvement, US and the UN, Human Rights, Media, Arts & Culture, Maps, Factbook and Ethnicity Info, the Academy, the Environment, Travel Info, Selected Links, Central Eurasia Suggested Reading, Central Eurasia Public Health.
How to use: All of the categories display requested information when selected.
Comments:   This site is full of information on Armenia and is well-organized.  It has a number of unique categories.

Other useful and interesting sites:

Armenians In Cyberspace
The Armenian Genocide
Armenia: Extensive Info & Links,  Cilicia
Holy Trinity Church Youth Group

This is just a sampling of the many Armenian web sites that exist.  Hye Sharzhoom is going to begin a project to find and bring to its readers the most useful and interesting web sites. If anyone has any ideas or knows of any good web sites please e-mail us at
arakela@csufresno.edu or barlowd@csufresno.edu