This guest post is written by an avid family history researcher and collector extraordinaire.
Perhaps you've heard the expression, "Genealogy without documentation is mythology." I recently found inexpensive software for organizing genealogy content and
am impressed with The Next Generation (TNG) features and results.
After touring about a dozen large-family sites built with this software, my favorites are A Bisbee Family History, the Devantier Family, The Wallace Family of Moore County, NC, and The Sprague Project (where I found common ancestors). Isn't it amazing how they neatly organize content about thousands of relatives?
TNG users choose from design templates or customize their web site. The developer has live data on a Demo, and there's a list of other TNG User Sites here.
TNG requires PHP and MySQL; Google Sites does not offer support for those programs. To use TNG software, we need another hosting service, and volunteers familiar with PHP and MySQL. For more info, please read TNG version 8 FAQ.
If you're knowledgeable about PHP and MySQL and compatible hosting services, please send advice via Email the author link below.
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What ways do you like to document our family history? Feel free to share your thoughts in comments.