[thelist] Advice on building a genealogy website

Chris Anderson Chris at activeide.com
Sun Jul 6 17:20:31 CDT 2008

> I'm attempting to build a family website including displaying a family
> tree which I'd like to do in Flash.  My problem is I'm not sure where
> to
> begin.  I'm going to need to be able to take information contained in
> GEDCOM file and display that information on the site as interactive
> Flash.  Similar to sites such as geni.com
> I enjoy figuring this stuff out on my own and learning new techniques
> but I'll admit in this instance I just don't even have a starting
> point.  I'm looking for advice on what languages I should be looking
> to do this in.  You know, don't want to spend the next couple of
> learning something only to find out it doesn't lead me where I need to
> go and end up having to start on a new one.

I don't know about Flash, but if looking through the source to
Family.Show may point you in the right direction regarding the GEDCOM
files, etc



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