Saturday, February 03, 2007

hacking rootsweb Project - Data Extraction - Scraping: " I am looking for a script that I can run on my machine or if you are going to extract and provide the data let me know this in the PMB area. I'm may go above the set budget if you extract and send me the file in RAR
The first site I need an extraction tool/script for is

Search requires a minimum of three characters and the wild card of ( * ) Don't see why you would need a name list for this but have a large list if needed. I want to be able to run the script from time to time as the database is updated frequently. I need all fields listed in the search results. Shouldn't be that hard to do this site.

Here is the next site I need a tool/script for

This one only requires on letter. The wild card is ( % ) and again shouldn't need a name list and should be able to get all names without difficulty.

If you know of other sources for date of birth records, marriage, divorce etc. please let me know and I may have you extract those. Already have zaba or their regular search anyway, birth database dot com, and any birthday dot com

I look for a guarantee the script will work and finish the job or ask you to change and adjust it as needed. I will pay half up front or escrow but not willing to p"

Friday, February 02, 2007

very useful freebie for smaller sites

smaller sitesWeb Site Search Engine, Free and Pro Versions - "Advanced site search and navigation technology can be added to your website in minutes. You'll get high speed, high availability, hosted search technology from the company that pioneered the field.
There's nothing to download or install. It's free and easy."

By controlling your own web crawler you learn to understand how they all work

Thursday, February 01, 2007

message boards

I hang out mostly on
Topics > > United Kingdom and Ireland

and this board which was set up at my request
Localities > Scandinavian and Baltic States > Denmark > Counties > Kobenhavn [Copenhagen]

and because I use Family Tree Maker 16
Topics > Genealogy Software > Family Tree Maker software

WorldConnect Living Persons

RootsWeb Newsroom » Blog Archive » WorldConnect Living Persons: "Recently there has been a lot of buzz surrounding WorldConnect’s privacy policies. As the programmer for WorldConnect I would like to take a few minutes to explain how WorldConnect displays information for living persons.

We have not made any changes to our policy for cutoff dates to remove living persons from your files. While you are in the Advanced user setup option for your tree (to get there, just click the “Advanced” button when logging in to WorldConnect), the help text reads:

This field specifies the year after which people without death
dates are considered living. Maximum value is 1930.

Although 1930 is the default date in our system you are able to be stricter than 1930 with your cutoff date, with a date like 1900 by going to the Advanced setup tools for your WorldConnect database.

So, everyone born after 1930 (at the maximum) without death information will either be cleaned or removed, based on what you, the database owner, choose. While you have the option of being more strict than WorldConnect’s defaults (such as choosing a cutoff or a date before 1930) you do not have the option of being less strict, with a date like 2007. 1930 is the standard living person cutoff date because of the published US 1930 Census.

If you are looking for deeper information than this q"