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Your Family Tree - Getting Started

My desire is to help you help get started with your family tree. This is a basic video for beginners or those who wish to brush up on their research skills.

We will show you step by step how to start your family tree. You can access this video by visiting our YouTube Channel.

Evolution of a Website

Historical timeline of starting and maintaining a genealogy website to display and promote my genealogy online.

Year 1999

My genealogy has been online since 1999 using HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). In 2005, I decided it was time for change since this type of format was susceptible to hackers. The susceptible area was the Guestbook and various scripts I was using to maintain my genealogy website. Hackers could easily take down my website within a short period of time with a loss of data. This has happened on several occasions.

Year 2005

In 2005 I started to experiment with Content Management System (CMS). After a period of one year I tried MKPortal, Post-Nuke, PHP-Fusion and Joomla. WOW what a change going from HTML a static format to an interactive format. The experience has been great!

Year 2015

In 2007 I installed Joomla to display, maintain and promote my genealogy. I integrated TNG (The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding) as a genealogy component with Joomla.

Year 2016

From 2016 to 2019 I used WordPress which was integrated with TNG (The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding) to display and promote my genealogy online.

Year 2020

In 2020 I took my genealogy website offline and developed a Goggle Site and a YouTube Channel. A Google Site is easy to setup and maintain along with my YouTube Channel.

The purpose of my Google website and YouTube channel is to provide information to help you LEARN, APPLY, and ADVANCE your genealogy.

Local Genealogical Society

I have been absent since I became involved in my local genealogy society. Due to COVID-19 we have suspended all inhouse meetings. We are in the process of learning Zoom. We held our first Zoom General meeting last night. The meeting was well attended by our members. Going forward all meetings will be held using Zoom.