I’ve been working very hard the last two days on a new genealogy site using a WordPress template. My old site was built about 8 years ago using Dreamweaver, but WordPress has such easy-to-use features, that an upgrade was well overdue.
I have updated and transferred all the information across and started a Blog, which I hope to populate with some stories and some detail that can’t be shown in the bare bones tree.
In due course I hope to replace the simple tree with an interactive one, which will allow on-the-fly creation of charts. There is software around to do that, but I shall need some help from my friendly neighbourhood IT expert, Mike, to help me to integrate it into the site.
My first important Blog is about my Grandad and his involvement in World War 1 in the Bantam Battalion of the West Yorkshires. It’s a fitting start to this year’s blogging, as it is soon to be the Centenary of the beginning of the War.
There’s a picture link in the side bar, or you can look at it here.