True or false: Putting together a family Web site carries the same challenge as writing a family genealogy.
A genealogy Web site—much like our genealogy research itself—is a work in progress. So why wait until you’ve completed your research to begin building your site? Have fun with small projects.
In putting together Web pages for my own family, I discovered that I do best when I tackle one small project at a time. I don’t try to put up a site that covers the broad spectrum of all my family lines. Instead, I concentrate on a tiny segment that I think is interesting. I’ve even posted pages that chronicle the lives of my cats!
Sample project ideas:
- Photos from a recent genealogy trip
- Headstone photos from one cemetery
- Obituaries on one of your family lines
- Trinkets and other collectibles from your grandmother
- A map showing the places your family lived
- Images of your great-grandfather’s military records
- Pictures of your female ancestors
If you don’t want a steep learning curve, sign up for a free Web site. Some of them even have genealogical templates to use in designing your page.
Here’s where to find a free host for your site:
• Yahoo! Geocities
• Top Cities