Notes from the past…

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My current “genealogy site” consists of

  1. A blog- free
  2. Picasa Web Albums- 1GB free
  3. A PBworks wiki- free
  4. A RootsWeb FreePages account- free
  5. A WorldConnect database- free

That’s a mouth-full! All linked together, of course. But still separate…kinda confused, jumbled around…but all FREE…

In the past, I have also maintained a hosted web site, using different genealogy and image gallery programs. Less than $100/yr, but a lot of work. And I was never really satisfied with the outcome. I couldn’t find an image gallery that I liked, and there was no way to directly connect the online genealogy software to my desktop RootsMagic database. Each had to be updated separately: they just didn’t work and play well together!

Still, I’ve been thinking about going back to a hosted site. Two reasons: more control of my site’s appearance and my dissatisfaction with Picasa Web Albums.

After reading Pat Geary’s ebook Working With Rootsweb FreePages Accounts, I got to thinking…

In this series
It’s coming…wait for it…
An old toy, now unloved?

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An old toy, now unloved?

First of all, thanks to Pat Geary of Genealogy Computer Tips & Tutorials for writing this very handy (and free!) ebook.

I have had a RootsWeb FreePages account for many years, actually one of the first things I did when I been researching my family history. I have re-done my site many times, using many different programs, but it was still not much more than an after-thought. I just kind of tossed my GEDCOM up to it and forgot about it.

Then I read Pat’s ebook

In this series: It’s coming…wait for it…