This genealogy web site uses 'inline frames' or 'iframes'. Each page is dynamically generated by the server which executes PHP server-side instructions to compile the data pages you see. Until you click on a name in the left pane the information page does not exist but is, in reponse, generated with the information available for the selected person which is contained in a server database. This database has been generated by the owner of this site from an uploaded basic Gedcom (UTF-8 encoded) file that most reputable genealogy programs can produce.

There are 7696 individuals from 3766 families on this site so generating the required information in this way greatly reduces the number of individual files to firstly upload and then maintain on the server. Those included here are direct line antecedants, their spouses and siblings. Also a few related people known to have been immigrants to Australia are included.

The pane on the left is used to seek directly to a person listed in alphabetic order. You can scroll it up and down and also type in a name to the search box above the list. Click on the person in which you have an interest and their details will show in the main pane. The person you select here is the 'Primary' person and appears at the top. Below is the spouse of the primary person. But notice, if the primary person had other spouses, buttons appear which you may click to switch the display to the other spouse and of course their children. These buttons are labeled with the spouse's last name. There is also another button labeled 'Swap'. This allows you to swap the primary person with the spouse - useful if the spouse had another family perhaps from another marriage.

When you move the cursor over a Birth, Baptism, Death or Burial and if the source of that information is recorded, the source is displayed at the bottom of the pane. This shows the author of the source and the title of the source if any. This may be useful should further research be needed.

On this display you can click on the parents names to go back in the tree or on the children of the couple to go forward. If a dagger symbol is after the child's birth date the child is known to have died in infancy and no further issue follows. When traversing forward, eventually you may discover a "Living person" whose name is suppressed as are the birth details. A person under 100 years of age is suppressed automatically unless it is known they have died. Between the primary person and the spouse are buttons that allow you to quickly go back to the previous page viewed or to move ahead to the next page if there is one.

Typing 2 or 3 characters in the search field will show surnames beginning with those letters, the first match appears at the top of the list. The search box has four buttons containing German characters with umlauts (see note below). Names beginning with the characters entered will automatically scroll into view. This can be useful if the names index is very long. While the left pane has focus you can also use your keyboard to do the same thing and the 'Page Up', 'Page Down', 'Up' and 'Down' keys move up and down in the index. Of course the scroll bar on the names index does the same thing as does the mouse wheel. The 'Home' and 'End' keys move to the begining or end of the list respectively.

As mentioned above this site uses iframes. Frames based web sites usually have one major drawback. If the person in which you have an interest came from a search engine such as Google™ you do not receive all the pages that make up the site. You will only see the 'orphaned' page with nowhere to go! You will be missing the crucial left side navigation pane. On this site and with your browser having Javascripts enabled, the page will now automatically generate the required navigation panes. This is a major improvement on a frames based web site!

Note: An umlaut over a vowel flattens or squeezes the sound of the vowel. But in anglicizing such words an 'e' was sometimes added or the umlaut was dropped. So the name Dörr became Dorr or Doerr. You should try such spellings when searching.

PDO version 1.1.