Damper in a Wok : A Mixed-up Australian Family Tree

Frequently asked questions

Who can have an account on this site?
How much does it cost?
What about privacy?
I don't understand how this website works?
How does the hierarchy of place names work?

Who can have an account on this site?

Generally, anyone who can prove a relationship to somebody already listed on the site is welcome to ask for an account.


How much does it cost?

Nothing. I do this for fun - no guaruntees on service availability but you gets what you pay for. ;-)


What about privacy?

Privacy is important. The website software itself supports a level of privacy in that only deceased persons are visible to the whole internet (including Mr Google.) In order to see details on people who are living, you need to log on with an account.

As a process, I also ask and expect that any details that you may add for people who are alive is only done with their permission.

 


I don't understand how this website works?

This website uses an open source package called Webtrees. There is a wiki on this site has some helpful stuff on how to use the software.


How does the hierarchy of place names work?

Short answer? Not well, but it's not all Webtrees fault. ;-)

The best way to add places is to let Webtrees make suggestions of places it already knows. If you have somewhere that this website doesn't know about yet, have a look at "Lists->Place Hierarchy". This would give you a sense of what hierarchy already exists. If you keep to this the other reports and lists will work well. Typically locations look like this:

Australia <Town>, <State>, Australia
China <Village>, <Town>, <County>, <Prefecture>, <Province>, China
England <Village>, <Town>, <County>, England
Ireland <Parish or Town> ,<County>,Ireland