Home Sweet Home Pages

Home Sweet Home Pages

Ready to dig deeper into the world of online genealogy? Try constructing your own family history Web site. Whether you're an HTML guru or Net novice, these tools make Web publishing fast, easy and even free.

Getting Started

Cyndi’s Genealogy Home Page Construction Kit

<www.cyndislist.com/construchtm> Links to resources for all stages of Web publishing.

National Genealogical Society

<www.ngsgenealogy.org/aboutcontent/committees/gene5_stan.html> “Netiquette” for family history Web pages.

YourFamily.com

<www.yourfamily.com/making_hp.shtml> Site organization tips.

HTML How-Tos

Learn the language of Web publishing.

WEB SITES

Bare Bones Guide to HTML

<www.werbach.com/barebones/>

Basic HTML Reference

<www.homepagehelp.com/htmlhelp.html>

Beginning HTML Links

<html.about.com/compute/html/msublearnhtml.html>

HTML Tag Library

<html.about.com/compute/html/library/tags/bl_index. html>

Introduction to HTML and URLs

<www.utoronto.ca/webdocs/HTMLdocs/NewHTML/intro. html>

BOOKS

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating an HTML Web Page by Paul McFedries (Que)

Creating Web Pages with HTML Simplified by Ruth Maran (IDG Books)

HTML for Dummies by Ed Tittel and Steven N. James (IDG Books)

HTML: The Complete Reference by Thomas A. Powell (Osborne McGraw Hill)

Learn HTML in a Weekend by Steven E. Callihan (Prima Publishing)

WYSIWYG Software

With “What You See Is What You Get” programs, you can design Web pages without knowing HTML.

Claris Home Page 3.0

<www.claris.com/products/hp_home.html> PC/Mac

Hot Dog PageWiz

<www.sausage.com/hotdog/> PC

Ixla WebEasy

<www.ixla.com/main.htm> PC

Macromedia Dreamweaver 3

<www.macromedia.com/software/dreamweaver> PC/Mac

Microsoft FrontPage 2000

<www.microsoft.com/frontpage> PC

NetObjects Fusion 5.0

<www.netobjects.com/products/html/nf5.html#> PC

Netscape Communicator

<www.netscape.com/computing/download/index.html?cp = homo3X4> PC/Mac

Symantec Visual Page

<www.symantec.com/vpage/> Version 2.0 for PC, Version 1.0 for Mac

You’ll find links to more WYSIWYG and HTML editors — including shareware and freeware — at <www.webdesign.about.com/compute/webdesign/msubeditors.htm?iam=mt>, <www.davecentral.com/htmlwys1.html> and <www.tucows.com>.

Free Web Space

Don’t pay for server space — free hosts abound! You can compare dozens of free Web servers at Freeservers.com <www.freeweblist.freeservers. com>.

GENEALOGY HOSTING SITES

Ancestry.com Online Family Tree

<www.ancestry.com/share/surname/oft/what.htm>

Genealogy.com

<www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/php_welcome.cgi>

GeneaVillage

<geneavillage.com>

GenWeb

<www.genweb.net>

RootsWeb FreePages

<www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/press/FPhistory.html>

GENERAL HOSTING SITES

About.com

<membership.about.com/pwp.htm?PM=59_0503_T>

Angelfire

<angelfire.lycos.com

Homestead

<www.homestead.com>

Tripod

<www.tripod.lycos.com>

Xoom

<xoom.com/webspace>

Yahoo! GeoCities

<geocities.yahoo.com/home/>

NATIONAL INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS

AmericaOnline

<hometown.aol.com>

AT&T World Net

<www.att.com/home/>

Earthlink

<www.earthlink.net/benefits/6mb.html>

MCI WorldCom

<www.mciworld.com/server-Java/HandleAndro/>

Microsoft Network

<free.msn.com>

Check the Yellow Pages under “Internet Access Providers” for local ISPs.

GEDCOM to HTML Converters

GED2HTML

<www.gendex.com/ged2html>

GED2WWW

<www.lesandchris.com/ged2www/>

GEDPage

<www.frontiernet.net/-rjacob/gedpage.htm>

Privacy Filters

GEDCIean

<www.raynorshyn.com/gedclean/>

GEDLiving

<www.rootsweb.com/~gumby/ged.html>

GEDPrivy

<members.aol.com/gedprivy/index.html>

ResPrivata

<www.ozemail.com.au/~naibor/rpriv.html>

FTP Programs

Transfer your pages from your desktop to the world.

CuteFTP

<www.cuteftp.com/download/>

Fetch

<www.dartmouth.edu/pages/softdev/fetch.html>

FTP Explorer

<www.ftpx.com/>

FTP Express

<www.intellisys-mn.com/>

FTP Voyager

<www.ftpvoyager.com/>

See <personalweb.about.com/internet/personalweb/cs/ftpfileupload/> for more.

Search Engine Submittal

Use these free registration services to promote your Web site.

Submit Express

<www.submitexpress.com> 40 search engines.

Add Me!

<www.addme.com> 30 search engines.

Submit Plus

<submitplus.bc.ca 110 search engines.

Cyndi’s List

<www.cyndislist.com/faq/submit. htm>

Genealogy Toolbox

<registration.genealogytoolbox.com>

Your Own Domain (Name)

Network Solutions

<www.networksolutions.com>

My Internet

<www.mydomain.com>

Domain Direct

<www.domaindirect.com>

Register.com

<www.register.com>

Family Web Site Services

These password-protected online gathering places offer your family a pre-designed site with built-in features such as a calendar, photo album, address book and chat.

MyFamily.com

<www.myfamily.com>

Family Shoebox

<www.familyshoebox.com>

Family Point

<www.familypoint.com>

Family Buzz

 
 From the Winter 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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