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2001  USGNY website chronology Present…

NOTE: The Urantia Society of Greater New York (USGNY) is a duly registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose primary purpose is to foster the study, dissemination, and living of the teachings of The Urantia Book. To this end we provide frequent updates to this site’s content, including: Urantia Book translations, search engines, research tools, activities, and society-based information.

Below you will find a chronological list of important changes/updates, typically with links to the latest content.

Event History
A major website renovation was begun in January of 2017 and will be staged into production during the next few months. Key improvements will include: a sitewide responsive design and implementation, a sharp, contemporary, and efficient look and feel, the introduction of the Urantia Book Concept Library, and new search engine (Simple Search), and particularly important, an upgrade to the underlying technology that will enable the ongoing evolution of the site.
In early 2017, the first, complete draft of the Turkish translation of The Urantia Book was completed.
In mid 2016, USGNY was awarded a Google Adwords grant as a non-profit organization. This advertising grant of $10,000/month is being actively managed to promote the Urantia revelation and society-related projects.
Work on the Turkish translation is continuing at a rapid pace and the first draft is expected to be completed in early 2017. Progress can be viewed here.
Work on the Danish translation is continuing at a rapid pace and the first draft is expected to be completed within a year. Progress can be viewed here.
A new, slick, and greatly improved menuing system has been introduced and is being propogated across the site.

A major restructure of the website is currently underway to make it fully compatible with mobile devices. All of the infrastructure pages have been completed and work is about to commence on the individual translation pages.

The Swedish Translation of The Urantia Book, URANTIA BOKEN, Svensk översättning is now available for online use and download here.

The Swedish SmartAid Search Engine ofThe Urantia Book, URANTIA BOKEN, Svensk översättning is now available for online use and download here.

The Swedish Search Engine ofThe Urantia Book, URANTIA BOKEN, Svensk översättning is now available for online use and download here.

The Bulgarian Search Engine ofThe Urantia Book, Книгата Урантия, translation is now available for online use and download here..

Complete Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian Search Engine ofThe Urantia Book, Knjiga Urantije, translation is now available for online use and download here..

Croatian Search Engine of PART III ofThe Urantia Book, Knjiga Urantije, is now available for online use here..

Croatian Search Engine of PART II ofThe Urantia Book, Knjiga Urantije, is now available for online use here..

Croatian Search Engine of PART I ofThe Urantia Book, Knjiga Urantije, is now available for online use here..

A complete Croatian translation of The Urantia Book, Knjiga Urantije, is now available for Download here..

An ePub version of the Bulgarian translation of The Urantia Book, Книгата Урантия, is now available for Download here..

The Bulgarian translation of The Urantia Book, Книгата Урантия, is now available for Download in MS/Word and PDF formats here. An ePub version is planned for near-term availability.

An ePub version of the Hungarian translation of The Urantia Book, Az Urantia könyv, is now available for Download here..

The complete AUDIO of the Russian translation of The Urantia Book, Книга Урантия, is now available for Download in MP3 format here.

The Hungarian translation of The Urantia Book, Az Urantia könyv, is now available for Download in MS/Word and PDF formats here. An ePub version is planned for near-term availability.

An ePub version of the Greek translation of The Urantia Book, Ουράντια βιβλίο, is now available for Download here..

The Greek translation of The Urantia Book, Ουράντια βιβλίο, is now available for Download in MS/Word and PDF formats here. An ePub version is planned for near-term availability.

Posting of the Russian audio files is continuing and should be completed in the summer of 2014. Links to the audios files can be found here.

Major re-work of the website’s look & feel is currently underway and being implemented incrementally.

Multi-lingual search engines with side-by-side comparison features (SmartAid) for all languages was introduced and various ‘language packs’ are available here.

Multi-lingual search engines (UBSE5) for all languages introduced and are available here.

Professionally Typeset Translations

For offline reading, uploading to eReaders, or local printing
Download Typeset PDF Files of The Urantia Book (zipped)

Available here.

Complete PDF files containing the Arabic translation have been created. One, is an Arabic-English version, the other is Arabic only. They are available here: Arabic PDF Versions.
Production of the Russian audio version of the UBSGNY translation is proceeding rapidly and can be listened to, or downloaded by following the links here.
The Farsi translation is proceeding and now includes pdf, MS/Word, and html files. It is available here.
The Turkish translation of The Urantia Book is proceeding rapidly (about 3 papers/month) and can ve viewed here.
The Croatian, Serbia, and Bosnian translation of The Urantia Book is now available here.
The Urantia Foundation-sponsored, in-progress, Danish translation is now available for viewing (here) and download in html, pdf, and doc formats (here). Papers will be posted as soon as they become available.
The Urantia Foundation-sponsored Estonian translation is now available for viewing (here) and download in html, pdf, and doc formats (here).
The Urantia Foundation-sponsored Spanish translation is now available for download in ePub format here.
The NY Society-sponsored Korean translation is now available for download in ePub format here.
The NY Society-sponsored Russian translation is now available for download in ePub format here.
Urantia Foundation’s German translation has been posted and made available for (free) bulk download here.
All available Farsi papers are available for free bulk download in the DOWNLOAD CENTER.
The Farsi (Iranian) text of The Urantia Book is being posted as the papers are available. Check back monthly for updates.
Added PDF downloads (See Download Center) for the following versions: Arabic, Finnish, French, Italian, Lithuanian, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish.
Feature to announce the availability of the FREE Russian Translation CD on each html page.
New look and feel for the Croatian portal to make it consistent with the rest of the site.
Feature to compare the Dutch and English translations of The Urantia Book, side-by-side.
Feature to compare the Finnish and English translations The Urantia Book, side-by-side.
Feature to compare the French and English translations The Urantia Book, side-by-side.
Feature to compare the Italian and English translations The Urantia Book, side-by-side.
Feature to compare the Lithuanian and English translations The Urantia Book, side-by-side.
Feature to compare the Polish and English translations The Urantia Book, side-by-side.
Feature to compare the Portuguese and English translations The Urantia Book, side-by-side.
Feature to compare the Spanish and English translations The Urantia Book, side-by-side.
The French Translation now has a feature to compare both the Jacquess Weiss and Foundation translations to the original English, as well as, to each other.
The Lithuanian translation is now available for Viewing, Search and Download
The Dutch translation is now available for Viewing, Search and Download
The Polish translation is now available for Viewing, Search and Download
The Finnish translation is now available for Viewing, Search and Download
The Italian translation is now available for Viewing, Search and Download
The Portuguese translation is now available for Viewing, Search and Download
The Spanish translation is now available for Viewing, Search and Download
The side-by-side Arabic-English translation has been posted in its entirety.
The original Jacques Weiss French translation (1963) has been posted on the site and a feature has been added to compare this work to Urantia Foundation’s later work (1994).
The Arabic translation of The Urantia Book has been posted on this website. It is a work-in-progress and some files are not yet available. Please check back for updates.
Major enhancements to pages headers, including the language-focused search boxes for the Russian, Korean, and Croations pages, as well as, other usability features.
Established a multilingual Urantia Book search feature, available on the home page, or by clicking here.
Fixed and enhanced Korean Urantia Book search feature. Now you can search The Urantia Book in Hangul and English from any Korean page, or here.
Fixed and enhanced the Russian search feature. You can now search The Urantia Book in Russian and English from any Russian page., or here.
Spanish Palm (pdb) version made available for free download
English Palm (pdb) version made available for free download
Korean Secondary Work (The Great Experiment) written and prepared for publication
Russian text undergoing final formatting. Should be updated for free download on/before 12/01/2006
A Korean language audio version has been created and will eventually be posted. In the interim, if you have an interest please contact the webmaster.
Final editing of the Russian translation has been completed and all papers have been refreshed. In addition, the Zipped and RAR files have also been updated.
Major performance improvements have been implemented to speed the download of most feature-rich pages.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCMENT – The Complete English AUDIO version of The Urantia Book is now available for online listening and/or download. File formats include: MP3, Streaming Audio (M3U), and Windows Media format providing simultaneous visual text with audio (requires Windows Media Player 9 or higher). Click here for links to the Audio file index.
Redesign and performance improvements – Korean home page
Redesign and performance improvements – Site home page
Added an Audio Files Section to the DownloadCenter and included the Simplicication of the Forward and links to the Audio files currently available for PART IV, The Life and Teachings of Jesus.
Added the Korean papers in MS/Word ZIP format.
English text. Added a feature to download individual PDA-compatible and cell-campatible (cell phone) txt files of the entire book.
Korean text. Added a feature to download individual PDA-compatible and cell-campatible (cell phone) txt files of the entire book.
Russian text. Added a feature to download individual PDA-compatible and cell-campatible (cell phone) txt files of the entire book.
PDA-compatible (text) and cell-campatible (cell phone) versions of the English translation of The Urantia Book (in both RAR and ZIP formats) are now available for free download (primary).
The Russian search engine results were corrected (removed the errant #&160 characters in the search results list)
PDA-compatible (text) and cell-campatible (cell phone) versions of the Korean translation of The Urantia Book (in both RAR and ZIP formats) are now available for free download.
Significant performance inprovements have been implemented and the English, Korean, Russian, Vroatian web pages now load considerably faster.
A PDA-compatible text version of the Korean translation of The Urantia Book has been prepared and will soon be available. Please revist this site in 10-15 dys days for download information.
A PDA-compatible text version of the original English version of The Urantia Book is being prepared and is expected to be available for download, free of course, in September.
An English MP3 audio file of the entire work will soon be available. Please revist this site in 30-45 dys days for download information.
The Chinese, Brazilian, and Italian translations are well underway and are expected to be available in the next 2-3 years. You should contact the translation sponsor for details.
After attending the Fellowship’s IC05 Conference, I learned that the Romanian translation was now available in printed form and is available from the Foundation. Expect to see details on their website and an electronic version posted in the near future.
Added ZIP and RAR files containing the pdf versions for the Croatian files.
Added a ZIP file version of the Croatian text (Word version) and updated the RAR files with the latest versions (Papers 68, 78, 95, and 99). These files available at the DownloadCenter.
Croatian Papers 68, 78, 95, and 99 have been updated and are now available in the English-Croatian, side-by-side format. These new versions were also added to the files available at the DownloadCenter.
Information about the Lithuan translation of The Urantia Book and a link to its website were added.
The (partial) Croatian, side-by-side, translation is now available for download. Approximately 120 papers are available in this file. Anyone interest in assisting with the translation effort (e.g., translator, editor) should send an email expressing their interest, using the Inquiries link near the top of this page.
Configured the SEARCH engine to index and search the Dutch, Lithuanian, and Finnish translations. Click here to search any version.
Version 5 of the Website CD is now available for Book Fairs and the IC05 Conference this summer. For further information please submit an inquiry by clicking the link in this page’s header
A Croatian SEARCH feature was added.
Corrected some broken links in the Russian portal (side-by-side, English-Russian presentation feature)
Many new and updated Croatian papers added in both MS/Word and PDF format
Created the Croatian portal and posted many of the available papers in Word and PDF format. More to follow.
Added a Search feature on the home page for the English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Korean versions of The Urantia Book.
Implemented a Russian Search facility on all Russian pages.
Resolved a search engine bug in the Korean search window
Began preparing for the publication of the Croatian translation of The Urantia Book, expected to start becoming available later this month.
Introduced a Korean Search feature on all Korea pages. Note: Korean-enabled browsers will default to the Korean version of the Search page. Non-Korean browsers will default to the standard search page and the user will have to clisk the “Korean” link before attempting a Korean search.
Introduced www.Urantia.info as a new url for this site
Created a new CD based upon the look and feel of this site – for Book Fairs, Expos, and other special events.
Correction of broken links in the Korean pages (Korean-English, side-by-side text 141-196) and several English pages
Added a menu option to the Korean portal to eMail a Friend
Added some Korean Secondary files for download in ZIP format
Added the complete Russian text for download in HTML ZIP format
Added the Korean-English text in AliHangul (.hwp) RAR format
Added the Russian text ownload in HTML RAR format
Plans are being finalized for the Fellowship’s Triennial gathering at Villanova University in the summer of ’05. The 50th anniversary of the publication of the English text of the The Urantia Book will be celebrated. Many are expected to attend. Details are available on the Fellowship’s website.
Added the detailed Korean Table of Contents and the new anchored Korean text to facilitate more targeted research
Redirected nnnhdr.htm search engine refrerals to their respective index pages
Added the detailed Table of Contents to the English portal
Began reformatting the Russian papers and inserting the Fellowship-styled index numbers. Papers 000 -> 010 completed.
Upgraded the English portal due to the high traffic volume
Completed the restyling of the Russian portal
Added the missing Korean PDF (3) RAR download file
Added new downloads for the Korean translation in PDF, side-by-side, Korean-English format – downloadable in four separate files to accommodate those whose service providers impose file size limitations. Available in either RAR or ZIP compression format.
Completed the restructuring of the Korean portal and began a similar effort for the Russian portal.
Significantly expanded the information available in the InfoCenter – to cover all known versions and translations.
Began a major restructure of the site’s look and feel.
Provided instructions to download and install a FREE Search Engine to search the English, Russian, and Korean Urantia Book text. Also works in many other languages. See the DownloadCenter for details.
Added the English, Russian and Korean text to the DownloadCenter in RAR format.
Added the Russian and Korean text to the DownloadCenter in ZIP format.
Established the URANTIA BOOK Download Center, where intersted parties can download the complete English, Korean, and Russian text. CD holders can also download the most recent updates. English ZIP file added.
Created the first-ever English-Korean CD
Created the first-ever English-Korean-Russian CD
Preparing the Publication plan. Those with expertise in these matters are requested to failitate this process. Please contact us.
Uploaded the URKA edited side-by-side translation
URKA completed its editing
URKA (Urantia Readers Korean Association) nearing completion of the editing of the next Korean edition of The Urantia Book.
Site Renovation
USGNY sponsored a booth at the Seoul Book Fair, managed by URKA (Urantia Readers Korean Association).
Updated Home page links
SGNY will sponsor a booth at the June 2003 Seoul Book Fair
Added NASA/Hubble Discoveries of the Father’s Universe
Added a Quote of the Day subscription service.
Added the translation of the “Simplification of the Forward” br William Sadler, Jr.
Translation placed in the Bayside, Douglaston, and East Flushing (NY) Public Libraries.
Korean translation of the “Simplification of the Forward” publish on the site
Translation placed in the Fort Lee, NJ Public Library
Translation placed in the Palisades Park, NJ Public Library
Translation placed in the Leonia, NJ Public Library
Translation placed in the Ridgefield, NJ Public Library
Library placement progam begun
IC02: (a) Korean-English Translation introduced (b) Tai Kim delivers a great pre-Plenary address. (c) SY Chamg conducts a workshop, (d) JM Lee participates in an international panel discussion.
Russian Translation postings began
Translation Portal established
www.TheUniversalFather.org website established
 

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