It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted so I thought I’d update everyone with a progress report. I actually expected to have gone live by now with the site and not still be in the “blog only” stage. I work on it daily and I’ve made some great progress.
The good news is that it should be up in a week or less and it will have far more functionality than I had dreamed possible at this stage. The best part is the family trees are already uploaded to the server and you can click on an individual to see their family tree and information (family group sheet). You can click through the sheets or the genealogical trees and follow all the different pedigrees and lines of descent. These pages are created on the fly by software on the server. There is information now stored in the database for 4,845 people on our family tree.
This is currently on a separate server from the website but I plan to use them in conjunction with plenty of linking. If you read an article or biographical sketch of someone on DownsGenealogy.com, you will find links to them on the charts on the other server. These will open in a separate window but should work well together. I didn’t expect to have this working for everyone on the family tree so soon.
Look for the launch of DownsGenealogy.com sometime next week if I had to guess.
Two screen shots to show how the charts and family group sheets will look.