What's the layout?
The layout is based on my own concept of a story tree. A story tree is
simply a group of stories that is one's family history. I call them trees
because when you try to connect them together, they don't fit in a straight
line. They join like a tree or a vine -- people coming together and branching
off. A particular story is whatever happened when certain people were in
the same place at the same time. When someone leaves a story, or arrives
from one before, you'll find the story symbols help you to follow that
individual. If you find the vital stats symbol, at the top of someone's
story page, or one some other ancestor's page, it will lead to an abreviation
of their whole life. Then you can jump into their part of the story tree
at any point.
For the most part, the symbols used connect the two main sources of information
together: an individual's data, and a story tree. While reading the family
and personal histories, click on these symbols to follow an individual
both forward and backward in time, or discover other items. You may find
the directions of the arrows will gain meaning as people change through
time, but they're really just to give the story tree a feeling of space:
Follow a person back to a previous story:
Follow a person to their next story:
Jump to a related story:
See someone's vital statistics and abbreviated history:
Get help on something specific:
See someone's family tree:
Send this person email:
This person immigrated:
Read many items under one topic:
Read more in end notes: (1)
Almost every image in this website can lead to further detail when clicked.
Usually, documents are enlarged, maps show detailed areas, and certain
images will help you move to other screens. Often, though, these extra
images are extra large. This webtree is an archive of sorts, and so some
graphics are too big for the net. Why are they here then? Because the net
won't be slow forever, and I don't want to have to rescan in the next 10
years or so.
Occassionally you may encounter an endnote links like this (1).
When clicked it brings up more information in a smaller footnote window.