Would you like to quickly put your ancestry information onto your web site? There are many ways of doing so. One method is to obtain a computer program to automatically generate the pages for you. That can be intimidating, inconvenient, or possibly expensive, depending upon which program you select.
Another method is to become an HTML guru and create your own web pages by hand. In fact, if you are not yet an HTML guru, the learning curve can be long. I doubt if many people will want to learn the intricacies of HTML just so they can place a page or two of genealogy information on the web. Luckily, one HTML guru has created blank HTML pages. All you need to do is use her pages as templates, fill in your own information, and then upload the results.
Elaine Johnson's blank pedigree chart offers the following instructions:
- Copy and paste the codes below to a blank page in any word processing program. Windows Notepad works great because it will automatically save the file in the correct format.
- Fill in your family names, dates, etc. after the appropriate number.
- Add your email address and any links to other charts or family group sheets.
- I have added the "names" from the sample chart above to the codes below so those of you unfamiliar with html can see where to put your names.
- I put them in red so you can find them more easily.
- Don't forget to remove them so they won't appear on your web page.
- To complete the info for that person stay on the same line.
- Save it as an ASCII DOS text file under the file name of your choice, "______.htm"
- Upload it to your web space.
Elaine's suggestion about Notepad is a good one. In fact, I would strongly suggest that you not use a regular word processor. Use Windows Notepad or any other very simple ASCII text editor. Using a more powerful word processor will only complicate the process. In this case, the word is "KISS" (Keep It Simple, Silly).
Similar instructions are provided with Elaine Johnson's blank family group sheet. Both may be found at http://www.ida.net/users/elaine/pedigre2.HTM
An example of a completed pedigree chart may be found at http://www.ida.net/users/elaine/chart1.htm