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Publising your whakapapa online for only your whanau  

konrad OWC
New Member

Ki Ora,

For the last couple of years I've had my whakapapa online for my whanau. It contains stories, pictures, audio clips, links with various whanau, hapu and iwi, military records and importantly for our whanau it has been private. It hasn't replaced going back home to learn in-person, but in todays world where families are busy making a living in different cities it can help re-enforce our connection with each other and promote discussion about our whakapapa.

The website relies on the open-source project phpgedview, to help you control and publish information to the Internet for only the people you want. Basically there are 4 levels of privilege for each whakapapa; an 'administrator' who controls adding and removing users, an 'editor' who can make changes and upload media, a 'user' who can view but not edit information, and a 'public user' who is anyone who doesn't have a login. For my families whakapapa, all whanau are editors, and there are no public users allowed.

There are more details at the [url="http://phpgedview.net/"]phpgedview website[/url], or you can post any questions here and I'll try and answer them.

I'm also considering allowing other whanau to publish their own whakapapa on my webserver for free, with you or someone you designate being the admin. If your interested then drop me a line.

Posted : 30 March, 2008 8:08 pm