This website provides a broad range of genealogy related services,
generally focussing on, but not limited to, south-western Ontario.
- A family tree
of tens of thousands of individuals whose families have
passed through south-western Ontario, and in particular Middlesex
County. This is not a static family tree but rather a dynamic
entity that can be contributed to by anyone interested in these
families. Since the facilities to update the tree are provided
on the web, users can contribute to the tree from anywhere in the
world, using any form of access. There are two specific links
in this section of the page:
- A link to the top level page which provides a
set of management tools
for all of the tables making up the
family tree database.
- A link to the nominal index of the
Family Tree. This permits you to search
for individuals by name and birth date.
- Access to the contents of the database in machine readable form,
for use by applications
running on this and other sites is provided by the pages
- Pointers to other sources of genealogical information broken down
geographically. This site focuses in particular on
Canada, but there are also
special sections on the
United States of America, the
United Kingdom, and a collection of
sites that charge for information.
- A collection of user guides for particular issues in genealogy.
- Links to back issues of the monthly newsletter that is sent by
e-mail to the registered contributors.
- Links to back issues of the Monthly Technical Status Reports, which
describe the changes made to the functionality of the web-site
each month, as well as a list of bugs that have been corrected.
All pages in this web site include a header and trailer section.
These sections display the hierarchy of web pages leading to the current
page, so you can quickly move back up the tree toward the top. In addition
the trailer section contains a link to send a message to the site administrator
regarding the page.
The most important element of the header is the button
displayed in the upper right corner of the page. This button tracks your
status as a user of the web site. When a user first enters the web site this
button displays the text user signon/registration dialog.
Identifying yourself to the web-site
makes many additional features and services available.
Once you have signed on this button changes to display your user name. If you
click on the button now it takes you to an
account management dialog.
Clicking on the button displays a