Planting Your Family Tree Online: How to Create Your Own Family History Web Site

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 12, 2004 - Reference - 272 pages
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Planting Your Family Tree Online is designed to take you step-by-step through the process of creating a genealogy Web site.

When people begin their genealogical adventure, they usually interview elderly members of the family and contact other family members. The next step is usually one of organization of the information collected. The third step is usually to share this information with other family members, traditionally by publishing research in a book. However, a family Web site has numerous advantages:

  • It is interactive so others can contribute their stories and pictures.
  • It will help you find long-lost relatives.
  • It is an ideal way to preserve research for the entire family.
  • It will break down the walls that have stumped you in your research.
  • It recognizes that family research is an ongoing process,

This book is written by Cyndi Howells, owner and webmaster of Cyndi's List, a Web site of more than 130,000 online genealogical resources. Cyndi points out, "This book is loaded with URLs to Web sites that will give you everything you need to create a beautiful family tree online." However, Web site URLs change daily and some may no longer work. She has created web pages as part of Cyndi's List that correspond to the features of the book so that the URLs will be kept up-to-date.


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Find a Home for Your Web Site
What Is the Best Choice for You?
Structure Your Genealogy Web Site
Select the Contents for Your Genealogy Web Site
Create the Basic Web Pages
Personalize Your Web Site with Color and Style
Customize Your Web Site
Enhance Your Web Site with Extras
Common Web Site Dos and Donts
Check Your Work and Give Your Site a Trial
Publicize Your New Web Site
Internet Search Engines
National Genealogical Society Standards and Guidelines

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