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Creating a Website for Family History


This talk will cover putting your family history online, which not only aids sharing with family members but also acts as a means of connecting with others researching the same lines. The content is aimed at beginners to web design who are interested in setting up a website and publishing their family history to it. 

In the first session, Paul will cover the basic concepts of planning and publishing to the internet, the benefits and pitfalls of sharing your research, options for setting up your website, output from family tree software, as well as discussing blogging, working with search engines and other useful techniques for making your research available globally.

The second session takes the form of a practical demonstration, where we put some of these concepts into action, and set up a live website. There will be plenty of time to answer questions, and attendees will receive a copy of one of Paul's packed information handouts.


About the tutor: Paul Carter is an experienced software developer and web designer, whose work has included producing and supporting web solutions for a number of professional genealogists and genealogical organisations.

Paul is also the co-founder of Name & Place, a new software product designed to support one-place studies, one-name studies and local history projects, which was launched at RootsTech in Salt Lake City earlier this year.

As a genealogist, Paul is an Associate of AGRA, the professional body, and is the Web Manager for the British Association for Local History. With this expertise¬≠ of both web technologies and genealogical research, Paul is regularly called upon to speak to family history and local history audiences.

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