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More website advice wanted

First, thanks to Julie and Jane for their pledges to help out IF I need to pay for web-hosting.  It’s very much appreciated and hopefully will encourage others to do the same – and, just as hopefully, I hope I won’t have to take you up on it!

The new temporary website has been started but so far has only rather sparse information about each person / family. Once I see how much space I have, I’ll add more pages and also more information about each person.  If there’s anything that anyone wants me to prioritise, please let me know.

Meanwhile, I’d also be glad to have advice from anyone on how to auto-build better family/individual pages.  I’m using a Mac and so far the only options I’ve found are iFamily or MacFamilyTree – I’m using the former for storing all my data but I’m less than impressed with the page builder – one of the worst things is the change of page addresses each time I build them, so – for instance – a link to the page relating to someone on the Great War page will stop working unless it’s changed every time I re-create the site.  It will also make it nearly impossible for the pages to appear on any search engine results.  Nightmare!  How do other people get round it, especially if they want to control how much appears on each page?  There are over 20,000 people in my database now, and more than 17,000 who make it onto the website so building by hand is NOT an option!

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2 thoughts on “More website advice wanted

  1. Hi Su,
    We were in touch a while back; my Great Grandmother was Winifred Lucas from Tingewick, married to George Raggett of Hemel Hempstead. My own family history website had been affected by the Rootweb close down too, so I can sympathise!
    In case you are not aware, there is a website called the Internet Archive (www.archive.org) which has been archiving websites. If you go to their search engine and type the old website address in (www.freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tingewick/), it will bring up a database of saved versions of your website – click on a date on the calendar and it will bring up the website as it was at that date, any click on the links to go to the relevant pages within the site. So you should be able to recover any pages that you have lost (including the Man from Penketh!).
    I hope this helps, let me know if I can be of any more help.
    Best wishes,
    Shaun
    shaun.burgin@btinternet.com

    • Shaun, can’t thank you enough for this – I had checked out the Wayback Machine site but didn’t really know how it worked, and obviously didn’t search correctly. Your instructions worked like a dream – I have now rescued the Man from Penketh and will delve into what else I can’t find on my backup drives.
      It goes without saying that if there’s anything I can do to repay you (help with recreating YOUR site?) then count me in!
      Kind regards
      Su

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