Frequently asked questions

Introducing the home page
What does this genealogy software?

You can have access in this section to members' family trees. They remain their property and can only be managed by them.
But when you enter this topic, you are by default on the H.G.M. base.
At the beginning, it included the genealogical data entrusted by our members and was little by little. little extended by integrating genealogies of famous Minervois characters or data from research or various surveys.

This base is collaborative. The data contained therein are made freely available to all and can not be withdrawn, only modified if necessary.
It focuses on the Minervois (Aude, Hérault and Tarn) and when you find external data, it is always related to it.
All data could not be verified, so there may be errors of dates or place, especially as an error of input or copy is still possible. If you have any comments or additions, do not hesitate to let us know.
In general, and to the extent possible, the spellings of names (and sometimes of first names) have been harmonized to eliminate potential duplicates and to facilitate search. To help you, the "advanced search" allows you an approximation (looks like, starts with, contains).

The estimated or calculated dates take into account a minimum age of 15 for a woman and 19 for a man, at the time of marriage or the birth of a first child, or the age at death. it can be very far from reality, especially when elderly people are declared by neighbors. To take therefore with precaution.
In the interest of confidentiality, all dates after 1950 (with very few exceptions) are obscured, but the places may remain to facilitate your personal research.

Sources are missing for all old data. During the last update from our external file, they were only partially transferred.
From now on, the seizure is done directly online and from day to day, they will be, as far as possible, systematically added.
You too, will read the registers (parish, civil status, census, military documents ...), there is no need to move or write, a lot of official data are online, including departmental archives. There are many other details.

And if you do not find your ancestors, it's because none of your "cousins" have contributed yet, so be the first to do so. Similarly, if you are from an additional person in a sibling of this base, the goal is to connect the maximum number of people with those already there. All cousins!

Do not just copy, advance the whole by sending us your additional data, even if they seem minimal. Once integrated, they will also be able to advance someone else, who can bring a plus, and so on ... It's a collaborative basis, you too can participate.
Similarly if you have made surveys on the Minervois or if you have time to do so, your help will be valuable, contact HGM.

Introducing the home page

To help you in your research, we will try to explain here the basic principles to best exploit the "Genealogy".

To see this topic, just click on "Genealogy" in the main menu of the website.

The default display shows you the genealogy of HGM. Once on this page, you can choose another genealogy by pointing your mouse on the Family trees or well stay genealogy default.

You are not required to be registered and logged in to access genealogy. However, registered users have access to additional features; we advise you to log on the website before going to genealogy. Registration is done by clicking on the "Request a user account" on the right side and the connection is made by clicking on "Login" button at the top right of this topic. See also "Use the Genealogy category" in the "Site - user manual".

Note: All that is explained below refers to the home page of the "Genealogy".

Here the toolbar of genealogy:

To start: You can start by making a choice in the "Charts" menu or the menu "Lists ==> families (or individuals)." You can also use the "Search" menu, several options are available.
My page: (Visible only if connected) This page lets you choose a root person or edit your profile:
Select "My page - My Account". This allows you to edit your personal information like your password, your language, your theme (the default theme is "Rural") e-mail, your root individual. For the latter, click on the little character and enter the name of the person sought. This one will be selected and each visit.
If you choose "My page - My Page": You can set the information and the presentation of this page.
This page is organized around several blocks you can set (by clicking admin), add or remove (by clicking on "Change the blocks on this page" on the right under the block "My Account").
By default, the following blocks are visible: "That day", "Message", "Favorites", Home Block (Hello ...) "Upcoming events" and "Who's Online".

Block messages:
This block gives you the opportunity to see your messages and send messages to other registered users. Select the recipient in the banner "Sending Message" and click send to open a "popup" window allowing you to write your message. In the bottom right of this page, the block "Who is online?" provides information on Conected users at the same time as you.

Bloc Favorites:
To avoid having to always look your favorite people, you can select them in this section. Simply fill out the form with the help of small icons to make your selection.

What does this genealogy software?

This software is called webtrees he manages genealogies.

Information on who can be saved in webtrees are:

  •     birth
  •     their wedding
  •     their divorce
  •     their death;
  •     other events in their lives
  •     their children
  •     their parents
  •     facts about them
  •     multimedia documents concerning them.

A genealogical information database of people related to each other is usually called "family tree", but it may be better to speak of "family web".

All information for a single family tree is stored in a single database webtrees on a single computer. Webtrees This database is accessible via a web browser.

As designed, access is done in collaboration, allowing multiple people simultaneously watching or complete the same database from anywhere in the world.

Some parts of this help are from the webtrees Wiki.