I am currently working on a project to get more jiapu access online. This will be a website designed to provide genealogy research enthusiasts an interface to view, search, navigate, index, describe and share genealogical related material. Whilst the interface would be in Chinese, I still believe it could be useful to users of this forum. We are hoping this will be a lasting website and so are researching ways to make this website successful. I would welcome input from people who are interested. We have put up a survey online (it’s in Chinese) and if you could spare a few minutes of your time to help us out it would be very much appreciated.
First, apologies for the delayed response and thank you for filling in the questionnaire. I will tell you a bit more about the project but please let me know if you have any specific questions and I will do my best to answer them.
We are looking to have specific tools to help users preserve and update their jiapu. We want to help index jiapu as well, in order to make it easier to find information within the document and help with ways to share your familyâ€™s jiapu with friends and family. As jiapu styles can vary widely we also want to give users them ability to use the different methods to displaying their jiapu.
We are very aware of the challenges, the laboriousness and the expense. And yes we would be in competition with other websites.
As for the response to the project so far, most people are interested. Though older users think the project is unfeasible and therefore is unlikely to move forward, whereas younger people tend to be slightly more optimistic.
Some aspects of the project are confidential, and so I am afraid I cannot answer all your questions (i.e. what software we will be using) but ask a way and I will do my best. Also, as we are in the initial stages of the project, we expect things to evolve as the project continues. Feedback from users such as yourself with regards to the value of particular desirable traits for such a website, will impact the final design and would be greatly appreciated.
msen: Hi Sis, and welcome to the forum. As you know, I recently returned on a long journey from Florida to see one of our American cousins, sadly, in hospice. Her wish was to reconnect our family and visit with as many as could make the trip to her bedside.
Jun 15, 2013 12:27:50 GMT -5
msen: Oops, I guess i will continue in shoutbox, but merely wanted to reply to you! Long story short, her wish came true and now we have, thanks to forum friends, our village and some names in our father's family. Shout out to Laohuaqiao, FayChee and forum.
Jun 15, 2013 12:32:35 GMT -5