Friday, September 24, 2010

Follow Friday - Australian FamilySites - Our Family Lines

My selection for this week's Follow Friday Australian FamilySite is different from my earlier two as it uses a piece of proprietry software, SecondSite, to produce a website from the author's TMG data.

I am not sure of the name of this site.  It could be "A Tribute to our Pioneering Ancestors Who Immigrated to Australia 1841 - 1883- They came, they stayed &  they prospered", or "Our Family Lines" or "They came, they stayed."



Using SecondSite enables those with little knowledge of website creation  to create an attractive,  linked and searchable site. It is disappointing that Second Site does not appear to give the user an option to search by date, place or name. It could be because the user has selected to disable these options that may be available.

Page showing an individual entry

Site URL

http://theycametheystayed.com/index.htm

Site Name

A Tribute to our Pioneering Ancestors who immigrated to Australia 1841 - 1883 - They
came, They stayed & They prospered.

Author

Audrey

Author's Contact Details

Email link from site

Last Updated

15 September 2010
Age of Site

Established 2008 ?

Software Used John Cardinal's Second Site

Persons in Database

6514 persons

Time Span

1645-

Index of names

Surname list, then individuals under each surname. Broken into pages organised by
letters of alphabet.

Prominent Surnames

AUSTIN, BURGESS, CHAMBERS, CHIVELL, EYLES, FRENCH, GILLIS/GILLIES, HOOPER
JEFFERIS, JONES, LOWER, MADDERN, MCGREGOR, ROBINSON, STAINES, WERNER, WOODS
Password Protected Open access

Details of Living Persons Supressed

Only includes persons born up to 1916

Data Sourced

Yes and contributions of others recognised.

Search Facility

No

Photos/Documents

Photo Gallery,plus images on individual records

Geodata

No apparent

Navigation

Consistent main menu bar.
Links within pages.

Design

Attractive gray/blue/white theme.
Consistent headers on each page
The home page would be enhanced with some images and having the lengthy text moved to an 'about' page.
Individual entry pages well set out with links to charts, family members etc.

Extras

Do you recognise anyone?
A page of unidentified photographs.

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