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From: Anne Roach <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Publishing Sources on a Web Site
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 14:43:14 -0600
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TNG - Do you mean TMG, or TGN? Have they released an API to work with?

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf Of Gail Nestor
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 2:22 PM
To: APG Mailing List
Subject: Re: [APG] Publishing Sources on a Web Site

Soooooo, that brings me to another question - is there anyone on this
list with the programming skills and the interest to take gedcom
output and splice it together to format a citation? TNG is not
opposed to back-end hacks (as I understand it), so we could work with
the existing code and try to modify it.

I would be more than happy to work *with* someone, but, like I said,
my skills in this area are pretty mediocre. Patti? Anyone? One day,
the genealogy community will thank us (she said with a grin!).

Gail Rich Nestor
Smyrna, Georgia

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Ray Beere Johnson II
<> wrote:
> It sounds like the simplest thing to do would be to write a macro (or get someone to) which would add / apply the HTML / XHTML formatting you need and want to the GEDCOM output. Then, you just take the output, run the macro on it, and it will come out (roughly, at least) as you wish.
> I don't know of a specific program, if you don't want to do as I suggested above, but I can say I don't think ANY program's GEDCOM output would be suitable for this. That is a limitation of the GEDCOM standard itself, not a programming issue. You'd need to look for a program that specifies it will output results to HTML, XHTML, or XML. Those are formats suited to posting on the web, and your results should be acceptable.
> Best of luck,
> Ray Beere Johnson II
> --- On Wed, 7/30/08, Gail Nestor <> wrote:
>> I would love to receive some advice from anyone on this
>> list who fits
>> following description:
>> 1) You use some form of computer-based genealogy software
>> 2) You publish some/all of your genealogy on your own web
>> site
>> 3) You publish your sources on this web site as well
>> AND
>> 4) Your software enables you to create source citations in
>> the formats
>> outlined in _Evidence Explained_ and have them exported via
>> gedcom to the
>> web site in that same format.
>> This last one is the kicker! Are there any genealogists on
>> this list who
>> publish to the web and can boast EE-style citations? If
>> so, please, please
>> contact me and/or show me your site!
>> I happen to use Legacy v7 for my main database and I
>> greatly enjoy their new
>> sourcewriter tool. (Elizabeth, I think you would be proud
>> of how many
>> people are now thinking more critically about their sources
>> because of this
>> new tool. They also seem to be flocking to buy their own
>> copy of EE!) I
>> also publish my genealogy, sources included, to my own web
>> site using TNG
>> (The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding).
>> Here's the site if you are
>> interested: http://www.roots2buds.net/.
>> My huge problem is that, while Legacy's sourcewriter
>> creates beautiful
>> citations on the screen and on paper reports, the gedcom
>> output does
>> not translate nicely to the web site. This is very
>> disappointing to me!
>> Does TMG or any other genealogy software offer the ability
>> to create an
>> EE-style citation that can be published to the web in the
>> same format?
>> I have worked for years now in trying to create source
>> citations that are
>> accurate, well-formatted, and able to be displayed on the
>> web. These almost
>> seem to be mutually exclusive goals to me at this point.
>> Any advice would
>> be greatly appreciated.


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