Overview about how to place your genealogy
database onto a web site

Jon Schweitzer
Revised 4 September 2013.

Decide which persons you want on the web site.

Use the filtering features of your genealogy program to select only deceased persons. Remove all persons born from 1900 to the present.

Make a GEDCOM of that filtered genealogy database.

1. If you can not make the filtered file, then use "RES Privata" on the GEDCOM genealogy database to remove all living persons for privacy reasons. Obtain the free Res Privata at: http://genealogysoftwareguide.com/res-privata/

Download the GED2HTML utility at http://www.starkeffect.com/ged2html/ and use it and the GEDCOM to create a new HTML file. GED2HTML also has filtering capabilities.

Upload one of the new converted databases onto a Web site.

2. Use the PAF 4.x or PAF 5.x genealogy programs to make Web pages. They are free to download by going to http://www.familysearch.org/ and clicking on "Order/Download" and then "Software Downloads ­ Free". Copy the PAF 4.x "User's Guide" from the Software Downloads ­ Free". The PAF 5.x "User's Guide" is in the PAF 5.x download. Download these free at the Salt Lake Web site.
Enter or transfer your database on to the program and use the Web site making features to make the Web page.

3. Make your Web site using Notepad or Wordpad.

4. Use a free HTML editor from here http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-html-editor.htm

5. Use the PC Word 97 or MAC word processors.

See my "Creating an HTML Document" paper.

Finally for 2. or 5. - Add your personalized items to the HTML file such as the Meta items title, description, keywords, and the content that the visitor will see.

Place the new HTML files in your computer web site directory.

FTP (upload) the files or directory to your Internet Service Provider's (ISP) server using an FTP program such as WP_FTP PRO 12.6 that can be downloaded free at http://ws-ftp-professional.soft32.com/free-download?gclid=CJ3wr7C1rrICFWXhQgod3x8AJw

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