I started on this journey that has brought me to this new website a few days ago as I thought about an upcoming trip with my wife’s mother back to the place where she grew up, Greenville, Maine on beautiful Moosehead Lake. As I looked at my Ancestry.com family trees, I did not see any ways to create a website with dynamic links. However, while looking at the publishing (book) options with MyCanvas, I was quite intrigued by the results. If only I could create web pages that looked like this with dynamic links between family members. Here is a sample of one page that I created rather easily using MyCanvas with Ancestry. Unfortunately, this is for publishing books, not web pages.
I also watched Thomas MacEntee’s “Explorinar” on using a site called Weebly to create a genealogy website. Very interesting and informative. I have used Weebly and like it alot. But I didn’t want to build a site from scratch. So I kept looking.
When I found a couple of sites using WordPress with imbeded genealogy reports, I decided to give it a try. We’ll see how it goes. There’s a lot to do, many decisions to be made before I reach that goal.