Robin Richmond's Genealogy Database
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Welcome to Robin Richmond's Genealogy Database

This is a dynamic database-driven site that pulls information directly from a database, and which generates pages "on the fly" as you request them. It uses a very powerful and adaptable commercial (but low-cost) family tree/genealogy web application called TNG, (see the page footer) that I began using in August, 2013 some 15 years after I posted my first family trees on the Web.

This site lets you search for and browse among the over 10,000 people in my family tree database, and to generate family charts showing the ancestors and/or descendants of anyone in the database. The 'core' of the application is the "Person Profile", which, on one web page, tells you pretty much everything I know about a person, including photos, notes, histories, data sources, and maps.

You don't have to be logged in to see most of my data, but you do have to have an account, and to log in, to see information about living people.

So give it a try. You can start with

  1. The Search form that's probably over on the right side of this page (On small devices, it may have been bumped to the bottom of the page),
  2. The "Search" link on the last menubar at the top of the page,
  3. The People to Start With link on the menubar above,
  4. or perhaps one of the links in the upper right of this page. (They search for things other than people)
On the detailed "Person Profile" pages (such as the one for my grandfather, for a relatively prominent 18th century ancestor, or for this early 17th century immigrant ancestor)
look for:
  1. The mostly white-on-brown tab menu just below the person's name, where you can:
    • View Ancestor & Descendant Charts that link to additional members of the family. (Look for the "Print" button near the upper right of the page before actually printing a chart. The "Print" button makes sure that the chart is formatted for printing rather than for viewing on a screen.)
    • The Relationship Tool that tells you how two people in the database are related
    • Submit a Photo or Document associated with a person, or
    • Suggest a change
  2. The white-on-slate-blue links just below the tab menu, where you'll find options for the current page.
    For instance, on the Person Profile, you can use those links to focus on
    • Media - photos, scanned documents, and other files such as
      • Photos,
      • Scanned and photographed documents (death certificates, county birth & death indexes, marriage certificates, etc.),
      • "Histories" (short biographies, family histories, and anecdotes),
      • Gravestone Photos, and
      • Scanned census worksheets
    • Sources & Source Citation, where you can see where my data came from, and
    • The Event Map, which shows you a map that identifies where that person's life events occurred
  3. And these features in other menus at the top or bottom of the page:
    • Surnames - A list of family names in the database, and then a list of all of the people with that family name
    • Dates - People who were born, died, married, etc. on any given day.
    • Cemeteries - All of the people (in my database) who are buried in certain cemeteries that I add to a list (not fully implemented)
    • A Print Button, which doesn't actually Print, but rather, very helpfully displays the data in a more printer-friendly way - without the graphical header, the navigation menus, and the footer).

Note: You can shift-click on the "People to start with" link (well, really on any link where it seems useful) to open the destination page in a separate window so you can keep these instructions handy while you browse.

Finally - if you find typos, missing data that you can fill in, or data that you dispute, please feel free to use the Suggest tab or a "Contact Us" or "Contact Me" link to let me know about it.

If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
-Robin Richmond