to the application for genealogy GeneWeb
I want to share my experiences with you
on the program for genealogy GeneWeb.
In the beginning it was not simple for
me but if you get more exercise you will find out that this application
is a powerful program.
You can - like usual -
1. enter the data locally on your pc and
using a gedcom-file upload the data to geneanet.org.
2. Now you have the option to update your
data on the server geneanot.org.
3. You can download the program to your
pc and update your data there (I was using Windows 2000 Prof., later XP and now Vista). After that
you can upload your data to the server.
The managing of the data on your own pc
and online on the server is almost identical. You can also download your
own data from your database using gedcom or gw format. Updating the data
locally on the pc is faster. If you start from scratch you have the only
option to use the ged format.
I have at the moment two logins hwember
and hwember1. The access is done using http://www.geneanet.org/geneweb/gg.php3?login=hwember
Normally all dates such as birthday are
not shown if the date is after about 1926. I have introduced for the database
hwember1 (high nobels in Germany) a login for friends. If you login in such a way you can see
all entered data.
The best of all everything is without cost
(even downloading the application program). However the organization is
happy to get 40 Euro. If you do so you have the option
to use additional features. The
address for more information including the address for download of the
applicaton is geneweb.org.
Some outputs of my databases can be accessed
. There you will find the links how to access my databases.
Finally you can upload your data from
personal database to the overall database of genenet.org. Here you will
find millions of records and you can check the lastnames where a
lastname can be find. Here you get the link to the personal database.
terms of data of my name Wember or other lastnames).
hints for the application GeneWeb
The fields first name and surname
(lastname) (the first two fields of the record for the person) are most
important. This is no weakness of the system but this is common fact in
any database, these fields are important for all additional links. You
have to enter the common first and last name, the names which are common
known such as "Wilhelm" and not "Wilhelm V., der Fromme, duke". In addition
I usually enter the common lastname such as "of Austria" and not "of Austria,
of Hungary, of Bohemia". You have addional fields for all further firstnames
such as public name, qualifier, alias, first name alias, surname alias.
In these cases you can be sure that you do not get problems lateron when
you merge two persons. The case to enter one person twice is common specially
if you add lateron data.
You have all options for the other fields
in terms of using it, therefore I do not make any suggestions. Even HTML
code can be entered there, such as <B> to print/display in bold,
<FONT> with definition of a color, even links can be entered e.g. <A
HREF="http://www.gen.heinz-wember.de/wittelsbacher">link to my page of
the Wittelsbacher</A>. But please do not enter such things in the fields
first name and surname, this may have terrible consequences.
The data fields Title Estate.
Some people may think there can be entered the location of birth or so,
however I believe this is not the case. In any case I enter titles like
"Bishop of Augsburg" or Roman-German Emperor or Archduke of Austria. You
have the option to enter one (the common one) first name on the field first
name and the other used first name can be entered in the field name of
the record Titles, in all other case leave the field empty. Example: Karl
Albrecht Elector of Bavaria however Karl VII. Roman-German Emperor.
There are two formats,
the well-known Gedcom format, which is part of almost every program for
ancestry, and the special GeneWeb format gw. It is evident to use the
format in the beginning as you have already the data or at least some
them in your previous system for ancestry.
As I am using GeneWeb on my PC I always use the gw-format to
upload the data to GeneaNet.org. This has the advantage that all fields
which are not used in the programm PAF (such as numerous first name
alias, last name alias, title, estate, adoptive parents a.s.o.) are
Working locally: To install the
program using Windows is easy, no problems.
However it is not common having three tasks to start the application: gw,
gesetup, and start.htm. It seems to me this application is originally
designed for UNIX where using several tasks is common. You can install
the application also in UNIX, Linux, FreeBSD, MacIntosh, I am no specialist
in these operating systems. In any case I can say the application is stable
using Windows 2000 Prof., XP and Vista even for a great amount of data (more than 10,000
Comment to Vista:
I am currently using Geneweb version 10.0 with Vista. To start gwd.exe and
gwsetup.exe I do it using the DOS-window (Window-key and R), using the
Dos-command <cd> I have to go the directory where the application
(and my databases) are located. When the two tasks gwd and gwsetup are
running I start <start.htm> under windows using the browser
zu GeneWeb (deutsch) ,
in englisch ,
in deutsch , Hinweise
zu GeneWeb ,
Arbeiten mit GeneWeb am Beispiel der Genealogie der Fugger , Überführung von
Daten aus einer GeneWeb-DB in die GeneaNet-DB ,
Adelige in Mitteleuropa (hwember1) , Datenbank meiner
, meine Genealogieseite ,
Änderungsstand: 19-Feb-2008 08:55