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The Hird Family Tree

My maternal grandfather traced his family tree and that of his wife back several generations, and I thought that putting this family tree on the computer would give an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how a website accesses an XML file, with each relative being represented by a node in that file.

In order to avoid any embarrassment to members of the family who are still alive, I start with my maternal grandparents and work backwards from there. The family member currently in focus appears at the centre of the screen, with any notes below him or her. Click on any other family member to move the focus to that person.

One word of caution: My grandfather's notes weren't particularly tidy, and his handwriting is, at times, rather hard to read. I therefore apologise for any omissions or errors that have crept in.

Click here to view the tree