Well, I tried

I thought I was going to be clever and export my Ancestry.com info into my own site where I could more easily share it. I thought I was going to be especially clever in using a program that could run stats on my family tree.

I installed PhpGedView and imported my gedcom file from Ancestry.com. It seemed like a good idea at the time. As it turns out, though, the transition from Ancestry to PhpGedView is not as smooth as one might like.

My stuff is all here — http://www.writerlyhaphazardry.net/familytree/

It’s just that there were a large number of files that were ignored in the import due to having incompatible features. There also seems to be a problem with GedView insisting on birth and death dates. In places where I left important dates blank on Ancestry, it took the liberty to fill something in on my behalf. Thus, I now have ancestors who lived for nearly 900 years and had nearly 40 children. I supposed you would have time to raise that many children in that many years, but I don’t really want to think about it.

I’m probably going to delete all of this soon and try something else. In the meantime, if you want to have a peek at my long-lived vampire ancestors, go right ahead.

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