Freepages-Help-L ArchivesArchiver > Freepages-Help > 2010-09 > 1284556367
From: Ian Singer <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] What are the great individual genealogy websites?
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 09:12:47 -0400
On 9/15/2010 8:25 AM, Heidi Utley wrote:
> A great site can mean various things to different individuals. To me it must
> present the research of family in a well organized manner, must be easy to
> navigate, have some eye-appeal and needs to be updated when new information
> is found. Why have a site if one is not willing to maintain it. My
> genealogy can be found with the URL below my signature.
> Kind regards,
> Heidi Boos-Utley
> URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~heidisfamily
Just a couple of comment on your site that might be of benefit to the list.
The font on your home page to some may be attractive but to me it makes
me think that I have a eye problem as parts of the letters are lighter
I personally would never name a genealogy site with my first name but
that is your option. Surely though people will search for a family
history by a surname and not a forename?
Yes your title include the family name in its source
but look at your meta name and see what you want search engines so see.
<.meta name="keywords" content="Genealogy,
No family name, no Germany, no locations.......
Also your buttons are unusual. They look like links but on the otherhand
they don't and the mouse cursor changes to a cross.
About the third page in
has a problem. There is no right scroll bar so all I can see of the
lower half is the upper pixels of "Welcome" and I can not get lower to
read the page or get off it. By zooming out in Firefox I can see that
you have four buttons, which all appear to link to the same free
commercial site, so I wonder what relevance they have to genealogy and
why they get such high priority, but still can not get to the bottom of
the page. I assume the page design is viewable under IE (just tried and
it is), but if you do not write so it is viewable in my browser why
should I jump through hoops to see what you are saying? I also just
checked and you do not work under Safari either.
See my homepage at http://www.iansinger.com
hosted on http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=10623894
All genealogy is stored in TMG from http://www.whollygenes.com
Charts and searching using TNG from http://www.tngsitebuilding.com
I am near Toronto Canada, can I tell where you are from your reply?
|Re: [FreeHelp] What are the great individual genealogy websites? by Ian Singer <>|