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Do you want to share your genealogy research and connect with cousins through a family history website? Or maybe you want to improve the genealogy website you already have.
The best family tree websites share these key elements:
- Adherence to best practices
- Consistent updating
To make sure your site is on track in these areas, Nancy suggests asking yourself these questions:
- Is the site about a single surname or everyone you’re researching?
- Will you include images?
- Is it clear to site visitors what the site is about?
- Is this a research-based site?
- Do you know the goal of this site?
- Have you created logical categories for your posts?
- Is the site easy to navigate?
- Have you made it easy for people find out how to contact you?
- Have you thought about how to organize data?
- Will you have a photo gallery?
- Is information presented in small bites vs. large areas of text?
- Have you added ALT tags to your images?
- Have you clearly titled each post?
- Have you selected well-defined tags for each post?
- Do you update your site at least once a week?
- Do you have a plan for what you’ll post? Optimized Images
- Are your images resized at 72dpi?
- Are your images in .jpg format?
- Have you cropped images to highlight the important areas?