Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

I’m almost finished revamping my genealogy website:

  1. new directories and subdirectories created at my RootsWeb FreePages account
  2. images, cemetery info and database (converted to HTML by RootsMagic), genealogy links page and site map page, all with a consistent theme, uploaded to the site
  3. external link created to this blog
  4. external link created to my PBWorks research wiki
  5. grand announcement per this blog, FaceBook, Twitter about new website

Hold that thought…

Yesterday, I suddenly realized that my research wiki can also be housed at my FreePages account.

TiddlyWiki to the rescue:

Welcome to TiddlyWiki, a reusable non-linear personal web notebook. It’s a unique wiki that people love using to keep ideas and information organised. It was originally created by JeremyRuston and is now a thriving open source project with a busy Community of independent developers.

TiddlyWiki is written in HTML, CSS and JavaScript to run on any reasonably modern browser without needing any ServerSide logic. It allows anyone to create personal SelfContained hypertext documents that can be published to a WebServer, sent by email, stored in a DropBox or kept on a USB thumb drive to make a WikiOnAStick. Because it doesn’t need to be installed and configured it makes a great GuerillaWiki. This is revision 2.6.5 of TiddlyWiki, and is published under an OpenSourceLicense.

Unlike most wikis, TiddlyWiki doesn’t directly support group collaboration; it is a wiki in the sense of elevating linking be a part of the punctuation of writing. You can easily publish a TiddlyWiki you have created by placing the single file on a web server (for instance the homepage hosting provided by many ISPs). If you need full group collaboration features, there are several HostedOptions to choose from.

I have used TiddlyWiki in the past and love it! I had forgotten that the locally-edited file can be uploaded to a server, in this case, RootsWeb FreePages! The data was not difficult to transfer from PBWorks to TiddlyWiki and…

Viola! With the exception of this blog, my entire website (images, database, wiki) is now housed at RootsWeb FreePages!

In this series

A picture is worth 1000 words
A plan of action!
Wanted: Tools for home-remodeling
The light’s on…somebody is home!
An old toy, now unloved?
It’s coming…wait for it…

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