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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Web Site
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 17:15:26 +0100
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Hi Debbie,

Overall, I'm very impressed. It was fun browsing through your site and
discover different aspects and approaches of the Hillmann- and
McCord-family. I like the wealth of details you're giving on
Individuals/Families and especially the focus on Research: it is very
inviting to get in contact. Also the "What's New" is great and the "This
week" was fun.

I think you've allready thought about enhancing navigation through the
family-file a bit by making the Names in the Marriage- and Childbirth-events
clickable? Or is it on purpose that they aren't?
Also, as a visitor, I would like to see some sort of ancestor- or descendant
approach of the family-line I think. I like what Chuck Price has done with
his Genbox-file:

Keep up the good work,


----- Original Message -----
From: "Debbie Wesley" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 1:32 PM
Subject: [GENBOX] Web Site

> I wanted to share the current status of the project that has consumed me
> the last few months. After becoming dissatisfied with the HTML output of
> of the major web site generators (especially as related to the GEDCOM
> by Genbox) I decided to write my own code to dynamically generate my site
> from the Genbox database. While I am not quite done (with Phase I) it is
> close enough that I am interested in feedback.
> I have decided to separate my research into "Communities" under the theory
> that someone searching for my paternal grandfather's MARVEL ancestry is
> not interested in my maternal grandmother's McCORD ancestry. (At least, I
> often overwhelmed when I find a hit on another site to figure out how much
> applies to me.) So to this aim I have divided my tree into 19
communities -
> tagging each person with a family code.
> I am still entering data into Genbox that will help drive these sites. For
> instance, right now the "Feature Photo" on every community is the same
> - serving as a place holder until I link my hundreds of photos. As you
> browse the majority of links are live - the major exception is the
> - I have yet to write the code to display media exhibits such as
> There is also a tremendous amount of fine-tuning - items I consider to be
> part of Phase 2 (and probably Phase 3). I do not handle witnesses (since I
> do not use them), I do not handle some Source Template codes that I do not
> use, there are punctuation errors in the Sources listed under Resources,
> I have a tremendous amount of data clean-up still left form my conversion
> Genbox. I need to add most of my Most Wanted data (which I am doing under
> Projects in Genbox.) The list goes on and on.
> So you can see I have much to do, but as I said, I wanted to share my
> progress to date. So if you have time take a peek at
> You could also look at
> <>; or
> <>; , although you will see they have a few
> more "holes".
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