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Web Publishing for Genealogy 
by Peter Christian

DearREADERS,
If you're considering creating a web site to post your family history, this book is a gem! Chapter headings and topics include:

1. INTRODUCTION
What is the world wide web?
Why is the web useful for genealogists?
What do you need for web publishing?
How web pages work
The process of web publishing

2. WEB PUBLISHING SOFTWARE
3. GENEALOGICAL TOOLS
4. DESIGNING YOUR WEB SITE
5. CREATING THE PAGES
6. GOING PUBLIC
7. ADVANCED WEB FACILITIES

From the publisher "The aim of this book, written by Peter Christian, the editor of Computers in Genealogy and webmaster for the Society of Genealogists, is to look at what is involved in publishing your genealogy on the web and to offer some guidance in how to get started. In plain English, Mr. Christian explains what the World Wide Web is, why the web is especially useful for genealogists, how web pages work, what you need for web publishing, and the process of web publishing itself. Then, as simply as possible, he discusses HTML and other web-authoring tools, as well as text editors, word processors, GEDCOM conversion tools, and genealogy software."

I especially appreciate Chapter 2 for descriptions of utility programs which convert our genealogy data files to web pages automatically. The typical genealogist is great at doing research, but isn't necessarily web-publishing capable. This book provides a concise overview of the process, without getting bogged down in the minute details provided in the manuals for specific HTML producing software.

Web Publishing for Genealogy
2nd edition
by Peter Christian 
73 pp. 8 x 11", 2000. ISBN 0806316306. 
Item #GPC-984 
Paper. $10.95 plus shipping.
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