You will want to tell others where to find your family tree and encourage
them to help expand your file. If you have a home page, you will want a link to your family
There are two versions of your address.
You were given the long version
when you finished uploading your family tree, but the short version may be easier to
remember and use when giving out the URL (address) for your file. Substitute the
with your user code. Forgot your user
code? Go to Password Central
is a sample of both a long and short address:
The short version includes a tilde (~) before the user code. The tilde key is generally
located in the upper left-hand corner of a keyboard, next to the exclamation point.
Most e-mail programs give you the option of using a signature file. A
signature file is a standard closing that your mail program automatically adds to the bottom
of outgoing e-mail messages. If you use a signature file, be sure to include the address
for your family tree in it.
If you have a home page, you will undoubtedly want to add a link of some
kind to your family tree. You can add either a regular link, a graphic, or a search engine
The coding shown below will give you a standard text link to your family
tree. Substitute your user code for the xxxx;
replace Title with the title of your family
tree or the description you would like to have shown for the link.
If you prefer a graphic link, there is an assortment of
graphics for you to choose from. The
instructions will include linking to the WorldConnect Project or to your specific
Your home page and your family tree can interface with each other. For example, your
home page may include photographs or stories about an individual in your family tree. You can
create a link from the photograph or story to your family tree or to a specific person in
your family tree. You will want to add links from your family tree to your home page, too.
Do that by using the advanced setup/edit form.
Another option is to add a search box specifically for your family tree,
like the one shown below (this is a sample; it does not work). This will allow visitors to
begin searching your family tree from your home page. Click here
for instructions on adding a search box to your page.
If you don't have a home page, but would like to create one, click
here to request an account. RootsWeb offers free,
unlimited Web space.