Library Family History and
Ancestors Data Base
information on about 1000 families with about 5000 clan members spread
over about 5 generations; this grows
each year with the addition of new members. An active program of
obtaining family information from current US members could raise this
a total over 7,000 names. Information already collected on data cards
by Tom M, the sennachie emeritus, could raise this to perhaps 70,000
names. To manage and display this
extensive genealogy requires a web based system. The information would
stored in MySQL data base tables and dynamically displayed using PHP(
a scripting language). We can handle hundreds of users without
handling and storing thousands of “static” HTML pages. There is
no practical limit to the number of users, number of members, or size
of information per member in the data base.
There are a number of
features of the
Security: Access is
password protected Lachlan Library.
Rights The Administrator
can give to users individual rights of editing, protect
Dynamic Charts. On
demand obtain pedigree, descendant, relationships, time line, family
groups etc. Charts can be exported in PDF format.
, store and link photos, family photos, videos, albums etc.
Simple and Advanced
User Friendly Page printing.
“Living” Family update. Family
members can update and add to the Family history at any time with one
the need to update multiple charts, reports etc..
Family History &
could be made a Lachlan Edition E Book and stored as an ISBN E Book in
the Canada Archives and the National Library of Scotland. It can be
on the data base for reference purposes and stored in the Lachlan
1.0 The Library User Name
and Password would be used to access the Data Base.
2.0 Integrate System into
Library and set up Tables & Conditions.
NOTE. During this
setup, which may take several weeks, user passwords to access the Data
Base would not be recognized.
Train volunteer Branch coordinators to become familiar with
system and assist members who wish to develop their own Family
Histories in the Library and Data Base.
There is an immediate need for volunteers to
& genealogy information from existing records into the searchable
Library Members See: Lachlan
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