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[Genealogy Network] A review of free website hosts for my genealogy

Jan. 13th, 2013 | 11:15 am

I've been looking for a free website provider for my genealogy pages. The only way to decide which one will be the best one for me is to create my site and test them out.

I've run into a bit of trouble finding a provider who offers cgi and php and a database. Not having a database isn't a big deal because there are ways around it and services by other providers who specialize exclusively in databases. I can't seem to find one that offers both or at least a combination of all three so I'll end up combining two sites in order to get what I want. All for free, of course, with hopefully a minimum amount of advertisements on the pages.

Angelfire wins the award for providing the cgi for forms.

Geocities also wins an award for forms.

100webspace.net is great because it offers a database and a bit of php for forums. The do not offer cgi for forms, however, which is something that I wanted for my genealogy website. Geocties and Angelfire both do not offer database creation or php forums.

I am also looking for FTP.

Angelfire doesn't offer FTP, neither does Geocities.

Two plus' and two minus'.

TopCities.com was also attempted. Haven't been able to see the page, yet! The server times out and the page never loads. TopCities did offer FTP, too, which was a shame. Big minus that the page cant be called back up and the server times out! Can't view the space.

Freewebsites.com seems to be a great choice for FTP, but they do not offer cgi, php or forms. (That I can see so far.)

Fortunecity also offers a free website, but I can't see using forms on that site, either.

Getting an outside site just for forms may be an option that I have to live with for now. 100webspace.net and OurFamily.com both offer message boards. OurFamily.com has wonderful response time to questions.

I really like the ease of use of the OurFamily.com site, but they again do not offer FTP access. So thats a minus.

Simply finding the right place to find help on 100webspace.net is an issue. The have so many options that you need to take an introductory course before even utilizing their wonderful services. I'm overwhelmed by what they offer and thrilled at the same time. So that decision was nearly made when blamo...

I'm running into a browser compatablity issue. Blamo again! The css isn't viewing. Blamo one more time. Permissions are not set properly and so forth and so on.

I'm beginning to believe that less is more when it comes to finding a free webspace provider.

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[Genealogy Network] User submitted surname data update

Mar. 28th, 2011 | 11:22 am

There are a few new entries in the User Surname Database. Feel free to
add or search for your surnames!

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[Genealogy Network] Geneabloggers Webring

Jan. 31st, 2011 | 11:59 am

Added a page about the Geneabloggers Webring.

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[Genealogy Network] Genealogy Network at 100webspace.net deleted

Jan. 31st, 2011 | 11:51 am

The Genealogy Network websites on 100webspace.net are down.
That's ok the Angelfire and the webs.com sites are up!
100webspace.net offers free webspace for one year, and then you have to

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[Genealogy Network] Happy New Year! My Genealogy Resolutions

Jan. 1st, 2011 | 05:56 pm

I have resolved a few things for the next year:
1) Find one one dead relatives grave.
2) Limit genealogy to one day a week.
3) Keep it simple.

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[Genealogy Network] Surname Search in Internet Genealogy Groups

Dec. 30th, 2010 | 12:18 pm

Check out the database and group links.
Do you plan to join an internet genealogy group in the New Year?

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[Genealogy Network] NARA Launches an Online Public Access Prototype

Dec. 30th, 2010 | 12:12 pm

NARA Launches an Online Public Access Prototype via Alltop RSS on
The National Archives and Records Administration’s new Online Public
Access prototype is now available to the public. The agency is asking
everyone to please try it out and to send your comments and feedback to
search@nara.gov. Quoting from the NARA announcement: The National
Archives’ flagship initiative in our Open Government plan is to develop
online services to meet the 21st century needs of the public. It is
also a key component of our agency’s Transformation Plan, to be
customer-focused and ensuring our nation’s heritage is accessible to
all. The Online Public Access prototype is the public portal that
provides access...

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[Genealogy Network] Dear Randy: Ancestry.com looks backward and forward

Dec. 30th, 2010 | 12:11 pm

Dear Randy: Ancestry.com looks backward and forward via Alltop RSS on
I received a Dear Randy email from Tim Sullivan of Ancestry.com. Here's
the content:
It really has been an exciting year for family history. Today, there
are millions of people making more discoveries about their unique
family stories than ever before. All of us at Ancestry.com are so
pleased that you're part of our community – the world's largest online
family history resource – and we value your passion and dedication to
family history.
In 2010, we added more than one billion records focused on helping you
make more discoveries about your family history. We made it easier to
find 20th century relatives with our popular 1950 Census Substitute. We
added naturalization records from 14 states and military records
spanning 150 years, from Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land
applications to World War II prisoner of war records. And we continued
to enhance some favorite records, U.S. Censuses, with new search fields
(1790-1840) and crisper images and better indexes (1920).
We also worked hard to make it easier to search for and find all the
amazing content on Ancestry.com, with a redesigned search home page and
forms, fields and wildcards to make searches more efficient.
Looking forward, I'm just as excited about 2011. We have fantastic new
content collections like the following in the works.
From the United States:
• More naturalization records, 1795-1900s
• Improved 1930 U.S. Census
• More New York, Boston and Philadelphia passenger lists, 1820-1920
• More high school and college yearbooks, late 1800s-1900s
• More passport applications, 1906-1925
• Navy muster rolls, 1939-1948
• Confederate pension applications, late 1800s-early 1900s
• Index to early Pennsylvania land warrants, 1733-1987
From outside the United States:
• UK: London wills, 1600s-1800s
• Ireland: Improved Griffith's Valuation, 1847-1864
• UK: Parish registers, including West Yorkshire and Dorset, 1700s-1900s
• Germany: Brandenburg church records, 1700-1874
• UK: 1911 Census for England, Wales, Isle of Man and Channel Islands
• Sweden: Parish birth records, 1860-1937
• Canada: Voter records, 1935-1983
• Italy: Palermo birth and marriage records, 1820-1905
I hope you find something surprising, inspiring or intriguing in the
coming year in one of these new collections – or in the hundreds of
thousands of photographs and documents our nearly 1.4 million
subscribers are uploading and sharing every week.
I'll say again that all of us at Ancestry.com are incredibly excited
about the coming year. I hope that we can help you continue your family
history journey. I wish you many happy discoveries in 2011.
Best wishes,
Tim Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer
You can watch a short video of Tim Sullivan here.
The "What's Ahead" page on Ancestry.com has been updated. This page has
several more databases listed to be updated or added than the ones on
the list above.
For the record, there are currently 30,004 databases listed on the
Ancestry.com Card Catalog.

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[Genealogy Network] Genealogy Group News

Oct. 9th, 2010 | 12:27 pm

I have noticed that any NEW websites created on Angelfire will be
forced to use Angelfire templates in their new website makeover and
design. Anyone who had a site prior to Angelfire's makeover may still
access the "webshell". For how long? We don't know. New Angelfire users
must PAY to use the old Angelfire "webshell" that allowed for users to
compile their own HTML.

Recently posted Topics heard around Multiply genealogy groups:

- Have you ever heard of someone becoming a great uncle at 24 years of
- Batch numbers at the IGI.
- Lost Ancestors - The Conservatory
- PDF documents pertaining to genealogy online:
- Has anyone thought of using Google Documents and making it public as
a means of sharing genealogy information? After conducting a small
search there are a few public genealogy documents available at Google

- New records added to Irish Genealogical Online Record Search System

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