Welcome to our genealogy pages. This Help page will give you a short overview of how to get around and get the most out of our site. It will hopefully give you the basic navigation tools needed to make your visit both enjoyable and informative without a lot of difficulty. Please keep in mind that this section is in no way a complete how-to guide, and you may have to be a registered user and logged in (use link above left) to see/use some of these features. Also, if you find any errors or want to make suggestions, you can learn how (see Editing/Correcting below).
Many of us use one genealogical program or another and nearly all of them have a very graphical look to them. You can see your family group sheets, display charts, etc. This website is much the same except that, instead of it being on your computer, it is on the internet. This walk-through will introduce you to the primary functions of the site. The bold, brown links embedded on this page will open a second window (or tab); you can follow these steps in the new window/tab while referencing the steps here. In either case, the following link opens a new window (or tab) to our Home Page. Features of that page can be seen and the window/tab can also be used to explore the features discussed below.
On the home page you will see links to the various sections of the site, links to Käti's and Graham's ancestors, and a Search box on the right side of the page.
To begin, click on any link and you will notice that every page (like this one) contains a set of four icons directly under the page header. The function of each icon link is quite straightforward:
Some pages also have the Add Bookmark icon. This lets you keep a list of your favorite pages on this site.
On the right hand side of the header, you will see three drop down menus: Find - Media - Info. These can be used to quickly access any area of the site. If you hover the mouse (not click) you will see drop-down menus that give you up to 24 options to help navigate this site.
In the search box (right side of home page), put "Wilce" (without the quotes) in for the Last Name and "Ethel" (without the quotes) in for First Name and press <Enter>.
This will give you a list of the results that were found to match. On this list, click on the name of the Ethel whose Person ID is "I23" (Born 29 July 1887, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, England, UK). You are now at her Individual Page, the header of which you see below.
Take a few minutes to orient yourself with the layout. This is the "core" display of the genealogy pages. The standard view shows all of the most pertinent 'Personal Information'; the other views listed in the brown bar limit information to a specific category. Note that the personal information is divided into three sections -- the Individual selected, his/her Parents, and his/her Spouse and Children (if any).