WordPress Upgrade

I have just completed the upgrade to WordPress 2.5. Everything seems to be working as it did before, but there might be the occasional glitch here and there. If anybody runs into any problems, please let me know via email.

I had uploaded the newest iteration of my data recently. It contains some more expanded information on a few surnames, but no new Saurette and Oligny information. I have been trying to do some work via Ancestry.com but have had issues with using some of their databases. Bother.

Completely Searchable

One downside with using WordPress for my genealogy was the poor search function. You could search on the site, but you would only get results if they were in posts – not pages. Well, I use pages as the main way to post information about my Saurette and Oligny forebears. I have fixed this issue.

With the help of a plugin, you can now type whatever you want in the search box and it will bring up results from posts and pages thus making the site a lot more useful. Note, it only searches WordPress stuff. If you want to search in phpGedView or Retrospect, then you need to visit those pages and do the searches there.

I have also been making redirects for my old .html pages which no longer exist. I used to do all the site coding by hand until I moved to the WordPress platform, but some search results are still popping up the old links. Now, you should be redirect to the corresponding page in WordPress (if it has one).

I also uploaded the database with some new data and more corrections. Thanks for all the people who have e-mailed me. I do enjoy keeping the site up and running.

Plugging Away

I have uploaded yet another revised database today. I have done some clean up work with the data and some more verifications with the Drouin images at Ancestry.com.

On the site, itself, you will find an expanded Drouin area that has been updated today. I added a bunch of images on the Saurette side and a couple on the Oligny side. I’m gonna take a break on that for today, but it has been nice to get some new material uploaded. As always, feel free to drop a note to me.

New Items

I’ve done some actual work on the site recently. Today, I upgraded the phpGedView program to the official 4.0 release. There were some issues with the beta version I was using, but they seemed to have been resolved.

I added 2 new pages this evening as well. Thanks to Lorraine Hilker, I am able to post some marriage certificates and their English translations for Jacques Saurette (2nd one) and Jean-Baptiste Saurette. Lorraine has been a great help to me over time and I very much appreciate all she has done for me and for saurette.com. She sent me many other images as well and I will be looking at how best to integrate them into the site in the near future.