[LINK] RFI: Setting up a Family Website

Michael Meloni mike at somebodythinkofthechildren.com
Tue Feb 26 14:14:21 EST 2008

Roger Clarke wrote:
> I've done a fairly substantial web-site in boring old HTML.
> It's all very well for people who know a bit about HTML.
> But how are *normal* people supposed to put family trees up on the Web.
> I've been asked the question.
> So I'd greatly appreciate advice for people who want to put up 
> representations of quite complex and very specific kinds of 
> data-structures, and who have considerable skills and tenacity 
> (because family researchers have both), but whose web-publishing 
> expertise is limited.
I thought of 'web 2.0' type sites straight away and found this one: 

"Geni lets you create a family tree through our fun simple interface. 
You can expand your tree by adding relatives' email addresses. They will 
be invited to join your tree and can add other relatives. Your tree will 
continue to grow as relatives invite other relatives.

Each family member has a profile which can be viewed by clicking their 
name in the tree. This helps family members learn more about each other 
and stay in touch. Family members can also share photos and work 
together to build profiles for common ancestors."

Complex structures though? I don't know.

Michael Meloni

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