Family Echo Dynamic HTML Read Me

Thank you for downloading your family from Family Echo.

Click here to view your family

If you see a "Not Found" error after clicking above, this means some of your family files are missing. If you downloaded your family as a Zip Archive, first copy the folder inside the Zip to your Desktop, then reopen your family from there.


How does this work?

Your web browser usually displays information retrieved from the Internet. However it can also read information from your disk and show it in the same way.

The files you downloaded from Family Echo are used by your browser to display your family. These files must be kept together for your family to display correctly.

Note: Internet Explorer might display a security warning after you click above to view your family. This is displayed because the browser is reading some JavaScript files from your hard disk, instead of from the Internet. To fix the problem, simply click the message at the top of the window to allow blocked content.


How can I add this family to my website?

  1. Create a directory for the family on your web server. For example, you could call it familytree.
  2. Upload all your family files to this directory. There should be 48 files in total, including this one. If you are uploading by FTP, ensure you transfer the files in binary mode.
  3. You're done! For example, if your site's domain is www.my-family-website.org and you uploaded to the familytree directory, the family can be viewed at: http://www.my-family-website.org/familytree/


Where is my actual family data?

The main data for your family is stored in Family Echo's FamilyScript format inside the file "index.htm". You can view the data by opening "index.htm" in NotePad or another text editor, and scrolling down. Photos are stored as individual JPEG files within the folder.


What about long term archiving?

Keep all the files you downloaded together in a folder. For backup, burn this folder to a CD, email it to other people, or place it on a server. The files are in HTML format, which should be readable by computers for a long time to come. You can also download your family in other formats from Family Echo.


What are the permitted uses of the downloaded files?

The files may be distributed in whole and unmodified, as part of a family downloaded from Family Echo. You may make the files available on the World Wide Web without modification, if used to display a family downloaded from Family Echo. You may also make copies of the files for personal archiving purposes.


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Dynamic HTML downloaded by Dianna Glasgow on 19 Sep 2016.
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