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Placing your genealogy information on the Web is an excellent method of making that data available to anyone interested. It also reduces your workload in that you do not have to make copies and mail them (or e-mail them) to each person who is interested. You can simply say, "You can find that information on my Web site at http://www......"
However, not everyone wants all of their data available to everyone. Some genealogists may want to restrict data access to family, friends, or "people they know." While the Web is a great convenience for sharing data, many would like to "lock it up" with an electronic key. That is, access to the information would require a user ID and password. Luckily, this is easy to do.
This week I want to describe several solutions: one is a high-security method that is for techies only. Others are easy-to-implement methods that almost anyone can configure with security that is almost as good as the first solution.
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