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From: "Henri Roodveldt" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Web Site
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 19:37:57 +0100
References: <>

Hi Debbie,
why bothering writing your own code when you can use phpGedView (PGV)? See
for an example my site . Of course you can
customize PGV, but I'm content with PGV. It's quick installed and easy to
make your website on the server.

henri roodveldt
----- 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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