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Over the moon with Tribal Pages!

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Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 5 Nov 2006 18:07

hi, do you start with your self on tribal pages family tree like i did on GR and then spread out to my family i.e mum,dad, and so on thanks hazelx


fraserbooks Report 5 Nov 2006 19:00

You can build a tribal page tree from scratch if you want to. I think at the momment most of the trees are American and American trees tend to be bigger. The tutorial tree is the British royal family if you want to take a look. Anne

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 5 Nov 2006 20:21

thanks Clive and Annie hazelx


Rachel Report 5 Nov 2006 20:49

Clive, count your self lucky that you have any matches on TP, I have zero and less than 10 on here (that includes, my aunt and 2 second cousins that I speek to and another 2 second cousins that I've never met.) and I have a bigger tree on TP than here. Current TP fees are £11 and £17 a year but are variable because they are converted from US $ ($19 and $29) You can uplead replacement trees on to a free TP site but you lose all preious info as you can't export it first.

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 5 Nov 2006 21:03

The funny thing is, I have only ever had two real matches on GR in over three years. But on TP, I have matches in five trees. I built mine from scratch on TP, partly because my genes tree is in such an utter mess, and partly as a sort of 'reminder' exercise to myself - I find I forget parts of my tree very quickly. As I entered people, I made a checklist of things I still needed to find. And, I also made two connections in my own tree that I had missed before, cousins marrying cousins - TP squeaks politely to tell you you have already entered that person. And - you can put floating branches on too, while you check out any connections. I find this very useful as it means I have those people to hand, instead of on a bit of paper to get buried in a pile of other bits of paper. My elderly Uncle, who does not have a computer, finds the TP tree wonderful - he looks at it on his son's computer, and his granddaughter recently extracted some information to take with her on a school trip to the War Cemetery. She returned with a photo of the grave of a relative, and put it straight on the tree. No messing about emailing each other, me trying to send files etc. But the sheer beauty of it for me is that it WORKS, I do not have to GUESS how to do something and I do not have to wait 25 minutes for information to appear. I do have a feeling that TP won't be free for much longer, as the numbers swell, so hurry up! OC


Germaine Report 5 Nov 2006 21:13

I too have a Tribal Pages tree so eay to use. I upgraded a couple of week ago . I even managed to download and then up load on to here. Now that means it must be easy, far easier than updating on here. I find it easier all round adding altering and reading. Yes vey happy with it and would recommend to anyone. Forget who told me about it but was certainly someone either tips or records on this site could well have been you OC if so a BIG THANKYOU. Just printed out a Ahnentafel Report for a relative great!! Able to give her just her family. Germaine x

Frances in Norwich

Frances in Norwich Report 5 Nov 2006 21:37

I have just joined TP and am looking forward to using it once my tree is uploaded. If its half as good as you all say I will be happy. Frances


Derek Report 5 Nov 2006 22:25

TP fans, after the Kippax man told me about how easy TP was, I tried and now have three of them, Thanks Robert. Not being to gifted with know how, perhaps some of you may be interested in trying this site www.tribalpages(.)com/tribes/demo, I'm scared stiff to try any of it, but some of you may like experimenting, g'night all, Derek in France

Contrary Mary

Contrary Mary Report 5 Nov 2006 22:33

Hi all Hubby watching footie and with nothing much else to do I was reading the threads on here and I'm SOOO glad I did!! I've just signed up to Tribal Pages and boy! how easy it is to input everything!! I only ever put a few names on here 'cos I found it too hard and long winded, same with FTM, but Tribal Pages is so easy. Thank you, thank you!! Mary


Unknown Report 5 Nov 2006 22:36

I also love TP and have a fabulous home page thanks to Derbyshire Dancer(Elaine)who recommended it in the first place.You can add music as well.I upgrade every year as I put all my certificates on as well as photos.Its Brilliant


Krissie Report 18 Jan 2007 15:49

This tribal pages sounds great, think I'll give it a look!


Elaine Report 18 Jan 2007 15:55

How to get google matches with your tree - There are 2 things you can do which should help solve this problem. Firstly you need to register the web address and you can do this by going to - just enter the location (URL) of your User Home Page. Secondly you should register your site with Cyndis List – go to - http://www.cyndislist(.)com/submitnewlink.htm Here you will need to enter a few details about your tree. Within a few days you will receive an email from Cydnis List saying that your site has been added to the “What´s new on Cyndi´s List” section. About a week or 10 days later you will find that if you start googling the names that are included on your tree, your website will appear as a potential match. When googling names I would suggest you either put the name in inverted commas, or use the plus sign in your search criteria, for example “John Smith” family tree or John +Smith +family tree There may of course be other ways you can get your website recognized but this has certainly worked for me

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 18 Jan 2007 16:15

Thanks for that tip Elaine - I am off to do it now! And thinking of starting a THIRD tree on TP, pmsl, - I would like to keep my mother's tree separate from my father's tree, as the only connection between the two sides is my parent's marriage - if that makes sense. By the way - does anyone know what has happened to the Sources and Citations bit which popped up every time you made an entry? It seems to have disappeared from the individuals input page - it appeared at the bottom, but has gone, although the Sources and Citations bit can still be accessed from the list so named. It was really handy and I was working my way through, putting all my sources in PROPERLY, lol. OC


Richard Report 18 Jan 2007 16:26

I paid the £16 pounds for premium membership on TP, that's how pleased I am with it. In this sites defence I will say I find Genes is much better for contacting relatives and finding links, even if hot matches are a bit hit and miss to say the least, the boards are also great (not as good as they once were..but we all know why that is). So I wont be rushing to leave. But has to be said TP is far better in every other way. Better layout, far easier to input info, and you can easily share your tree with family, unlike here where they would have to pay and join for that privilage. One thing I could never do here was enter relatives without a birth date, or link cousin marraiges etc. It's easy as pie on TP, so now I just eneter all my info into TP, download the gedcom and import it here every month or so. Has made life unimaginably easier!


Kathlyn Report 18 Jan 2007 18:42

I am one dippy bird when it comes to following written instructions, BUT, the Tribal site is great, it does exactly what it says on the screen. Kathlyn

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 18 Jan 2007 19:09

Clive Ah, I have developed a strategy, so that I don't get bogged down in sources and citations! My fist source citation reads 'I have the certificate'. This reminds me I have it, and also lets any viewer know that I have hard evidence My other sources might read 'From original, filmed copy of Parish register for blah blah, page numdber blah blah' Also 'I have the Will'. I tend to put the details either with the person concerned (in the notes), but for one particular Will, which names 37 people, I have turned the Will into a 'person' (called Amy Green Will 1817) and copied the details in full on that, and refer all the named individuals to that source. Probably not very correct, but it is working so far. (And yes, I see the little book thingy, now you mention it!) OC

Her Indoors

Her Indoors Report 18 Jan 2007 19:13

I bet if you did that here, you'd get hot matches for that Amy.

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 18 Jan 2007 19:24

Clive pmsl! I already get matches for her daughter Jane - who died aged 4. OC

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 18 Jan 2007 19:50

Giz Gizmo No, you don't have to be a paid subscriber - go to your Homepage tab and you should find instructions there to search the site. And - if you click on your names tab, you will get a box on the right hand side of the page, which shows if your names appear on any other trees on the site. OC


fraserbooks Report 18 Jan 2007 22:11

I lost my tree from ftm when the motherboard blew up on our computer recently and tribal pages saved the day. I was able to export a gedcom from there including all the notes and open it in ftm. I have also exported my tree from tribal pages to family tree forum without any problem. I have several people on my genes trees here entered twice because of cousin marriages and two sisters marrying two brothers. Anne