LFA Website Vision
To optimize the time spent creating, enhancing, and maintaining this website, we must first have a clear understanding of our objectives. This page will provide a place to share and clarify our thoughts and to plan our work.
LFA Website Objectives
- Have one central repository that links all known ancestors to all known descendants of Archibald Livingston (born 1808).
- Have this repository online so all family members can see it, suggest changes, download it, etc.
- Collect as much information as possible about our ancestors in this repository, including photos, biographies, journals, records, newspaper articles, deeds, census records, etc.
- Have security in place so that personal information for living people is visible only to registered family members.
- Consider our repository as the "best of the best" information we have on the family - the authoritative source as far as the family association is concerned.
- Provide a means for family members to collaborate on research, but balance that with the need to protect the correctness of our repository
The next stpes to getting all this family history goodness loaded up online:
- Establish baseline GEDCOM of ancestors and descendants of Archibald Livingston (1808)
- Ancestors: Fix the sources in the best documented PAF file (based on excellent, well-documented research by LaVonne Van Orden in the 80's) (Dana?)
- Descendants: Finish the transcription of known descendants (Blaine)
- Descendants: Submit corrections and updates (all family members)
- Merge the above data into a single file. (Ross?)
- Load the data into TNG (Ross)
- Upgrade and integrate MediaWiki and TNG
- Upgrade MediaWiki from 1.9.0 to 1.11.1 (Ross) [Done - 10-Feb-08]
- Upgrade TNG from 4.2.4 to 6.2.0 (Ross)
- Integrate TNG and wiki (Ross)
- Appearance & Usability
- Create a common theme (look & feel) across the website (wiki, TNG, etc.) (Ross)
- Future enhancements
- Bulletin Board - integrate a bulletin board where family can collaborate on research or discuss other family-related topics