- Here is a short explanation of the way the
family tree information is organized :-)
- The basic form of the relationship data consists
- of separate pages of information
- with space for Parents,
- Grand Parents (both sets), and
- all Children born to these parents
- So, on a single screen, you can view the names of
- both parents, all the children born to these parents,
- and the childrens' four grandparents.
- Whenever certain areas are blank,
- this means that either there were NO people in that catagory
- [in the case of children or of a mate for instance] OR
- the information is missing
- [everyone has a mother and father :-)]
- The names of the parent(s)
- are sometimes linked to the appropriate position in the
- central information notes file
- [when there IS more information on the parent].
- The central information notes file is where
- I keep everything else known about the person.
- Usually, there is a separate link
- to the additional notes on the person
- instead of having the person's name as the actual link.
- The names of the grandparents
- and of the children
- are linked to other pages where these persons
- appear in the parent positions.
- I have included enough information on these pages
- so that if you wish to work from a paper copy of the data,
- it is possible to do so. -
- The links between the various items
- are shown as a pair of numbers wherever needed.
- The "people" links all have the following appearance:
- NNN/PPP,, Person's Name
- NNN: is a unique number I have assigned to this person
- and is the "note number" used
- for any additional information I have about that individual.
- / is a separator
- and is "/" if I have not specified the person's gender
- or is either a "y" if the person is male,
- or is "x" if the person is female, .
- PPP: is a page number
- where this person appears in one of the "Parent"
- Each page has its own number
- although many different people can sometimes be found
- on the same page (parents, grandparents, children).
- If an entry 088/126,, Yvette MONTREUIL
- appears as either a child or as a grand'parent on a
- selecting it will cause page 126 to
- (She occupies the "wife" position on page 126).
- If, on the other hand,
- the same entry appears as in the parent position (wife) on the
- selecting it will send you to that part of the central information
- dealing with person number 088
- This is exactly where I've stored
- all additional information I have
- about Yvette MONTREUIL.
- Each time a person's name appears,
- these numbers are also displayed.
- Why I did it this way:
- This scheme allows you to use the
- information from a printed form.
- The pages are numbered and can be filed in order.
- The names in the other large files are listed
- in one case alphabetically by family name
- and in the other case in numerical sequence.
- My source reference information
- also has sufficient numerical clues
- to allow the information to be found when printed on paper.
- I have created this page/data format
- independantly of anyone else.
- [Although I'll admit I may not be the first to think of
- Therefore, if this format is not reserved
in any legal sense ,
- I hereby place it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.
- Please feel free to use it
- for your own genealogical documentation.
- [If you DO use the format,
- it would be nice if you gave credit
- to BINARIUS Inc. somewhere on your data pages :-) ]
- It may be a bit tedious,
- but you CAN navigate manually
- through the information.
- [ A LOT easier to use a browser though :-) ]
- The "In Family Name
- is a good one to start with
- if you know the name (your own name?)
- in which you are interested.
- Once you've found it here,
- clicking on it sends you to the page
- in which your choice is in either
- the "wife" or the
"husband" position as the case may be.
- This will give you the person's genealogical
- ... one page at a time ...
- Recently (Mar/2004) I have reformed my
database using frames.
- The above instructions were written before
- If you wish to view the data in a
- just open the In Family Name Order file from
- and your browser should let you continue in a
- It is easier to save the various pages of
- on your personal computer (for subsequent
- when you are operating in a
- but of course you lose the handy list of
- available in the left hand
- If you want to return to frames,
- just reopen the main site from