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Advice needed - Web sites for genealogy.

Hi guys,

I'd like some advice please. I'd like to make my own genealogy website/page and would like to know your own experience.

I would prefer a free site but don't mind paying a little for a good one. I have a little knowledge with building websites but am not an advanced user so the simpler the better :-)

Any suggestions?

Ursula

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Comment by Ursula Ann Martin on August 11, 2009 at 4:22am
Thanks C. Clinton.

I'll check tribalpages out too.
Comment by C. Clinton Hawthorne on August 10, 2009 at 6:31pm
Have you check tribalpages.com it is for a few names and about thirty dollars year
Comment by Ursula Ann Martin on August 10, 2009 at 4:20pm
Thanks for all the great responses....

Tami Osmer Glatz
..................thanks for the tip at familytreeguide, I will check this site out, it sounds really good. Thanks :-)

Sean Kisby
..................thanks also for the info, will check this out also

Jill Muir
...............Handcode???? sorry you've lost me :-) but I'll check out genealogywebcreations, sounds good but not sure if I'm 'advanced' enough to cope with this. I'll certainly check this out on your page. Thanks for the offer to help :-) it's very kind of you...

Al Parsons
..............again a site I would like to check out. Thanks for your help.

Thanks to everyone that responded. Your all lovely people that took the time to help a novice website builder! Your kindness will be rewarded threefold....ok I'm getting weird now haha.

Thanks for all your help guys. I will check out all the above mentioned but it might take me a while as I work full-time, got kids, 2 dogs, etc etc....you get the idea :-)

Ursula
Comment by Al (alpobc) on August 9, 2009 at 4:46pm
Hi Ursula;
Here is a free site where you could also purchase a domain name. I have a free site here.
http://www.20fr.com/ just click on Free Domain. You get 20mb of free space, you can put a lot of web info in 20mb. You don't need to know code or anything, they give you templates you can modify, very simple. You can also create pages different than the templates if you have some HTML knowledge.
I hope this helps.
Al
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Comment by Sean K on August 9, 2009 at 2:02am
It depends really on what you want to use your website for. Many email providers seem to offer free website hosting - for example Orange allow their members to build a website using basic pre-designed templates, which is useful if you are not adept at website design/creation.

I have a free website currently hosted by Bravenet.com. They also offer lots of free website add ons, such as page counters, message forums, visitor books. I've just noticed they also have pre-designed templates available for your webpages. The only drawback to these sort of free hosting sites is that you will get an advertising banner somewhere on your pages.
Comment by tami osmer glatz on August 8, 2009 at 5:24pm
I've been really happy with a site called www.familytreeguides.com. You can sign up for a free account, and upload your .gedcom to it, and it sorts it into all sorts of reports. You can add pictures, stories, all sorts of things. If you want to pay a little per year, it will remove any advertising banners (but they honestly aren't obnoxious ones - all genealogy related anyway!). You can give other people permissions to add to and change your information if you want, if you are colaborating with your family on it, too. Its worth checking out. Very simple to use, and a very nice format.

Another free one is www.tribalpages.com - but I don't think it looks quite as nice as familytreeguide.com
Comment by Ursula Ann Martin on August 8, 2009 at 5:04pm
Thanks Patsy, I'll check out Rootsweb and angel fire.

Can I ask which sites you use?

I've got a Google blog and use Wordpress for some things, I haven't tried using these (yet) for family trees but have the idea that they aren't suitable...

Ursula
Comment by patsy adkins on August 8, 2009 at 4:51pm
if want free site then I suggest Rootsweb.
Yahoo is getting ready to shut down geocities so dont go there at all.
angel fire i think is still free.

I know a friend who handles people sites for them. I can check with her and let u know something. she does charge but remember how much.

I can do basic websites myself too.

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