We have bits and pieces of the Prettyman family history all over the Internet. I am having my current web design students, in their capstone class, create a "live" book type of site. This site will include a complete copy of the original Prettyman in America book (I have a copy), along with the ability for anyone in the family to update their section of the book with new information, or corrections to what is in the book.
The students will keep a copy of what they created so they can use it for their own families.
The intent is that each part of the family will be able to take control of their section of the book (and tree) and make updates. The problem with many other sites is that one person is in charge of the site and must make all the updates. Also many don't have an area to actually record the history, just add to the tree...or write a blog.
We plan to have the ability to upload some pictures along with the text. You will also be able to link outside the site to existing material or personal family web pages etc.
We will also have "famous Prettymans", "Prettyman Buildings", etc..similar to what is in the 1969 book.
Any of creative ideas are welcome.
This site should be done by mid-June 2010. I am currently looking for a good URL name. Someone already has prettyman.org. Any ideas?
This site will be totally free and hosted by me.
You can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org