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Planting Your Family Tree Online: How to Create Your Own Family History Web Site (NGS Guide, 4) Paperback – January 14, 2004
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Any genealogist who isn't familiar with "Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet" hasn't been paying attention for far too many years. Cyndi Howells owns a website indexing more than 200,000 online resources, and which gets several million hits each month. She's also a member of the NGS Board of Directors and the author of several other books on Internet genealogy. So: Do you need your own genealogy website? Cyndi thinks you do. "Trust me, you need one." Publishing on the Web is the least expensive and mostly widely accessible method of disseminating to others what you've learned.
Howells notes that she could have subtitled this volume "All the Things Cyndi Learned the Hard Way," and the reader should be thankful for her experiences.Read more ›
Most of the book is common sense advice such as: don't use turquoise font on your website. I say that's true of any website, not just a genealogy website. In fact, that's true of just about any text anywhere at all! So, this book gives basic advice that is not specific to creating a genealogy website. The majority of chapters contain information that you can glean simply by surfing the web and reviewing other sites (of any kind).
I ended up creating my website using Legacy Family Tree software. It's gorgeous, it was extremely simple to do, and the pages are far more dynamic than just having 8 web pages devoted to my great grandparents.
If you need some real hand-holding or are new to the Internet and web pages, then this book may help you. If you have been web surfing for several years or have even a basic knowledge of web publishing (all you need to know is what you like and don't like about the web), then this book won't tell you anything you don't know.
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I have wanted to set up a family history Web site for a long time, and also have been a user of Cyndi's List for an equally long time. Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by Gene
I have read and am rereading this book. It has inspired me to start a family history website. But I am working at my layout first and this book opens your eyes to how to properly... Read morePublished on September 5, 2008 by Rebecca Neilson