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    Suggestions for family history site with searchable image collection?

    I want to transfer an archive of family photographs (going back several generations) to the web. It's for a gift - and I have till Christmas to get it done :-)

    The key feature would be to enter a name, and have the site return (in a gallery) all pictures showing that person.

    I'm open to any suggestion as to how I can do this.
    - Would it be possible using tags in Flickr, Picasa or one of the other image sites?
    - Could I build a site in Wordpress, Joomla or some other CMS?
    - Are there geneaology sites that provide this sort of thing pre-built?
    - Are there image gallery apps (Bananr, Jalbum...) capable of this sort of thing?
    - could I re-purpose other software like say a product catalog to manage this?

    Other desirable but not essential features:
    - A date tag that could be used to sort the images
    - Space to enter a brief bio of each person
    - Links to show relationships (parents, siblings, marriages)
    - Ability to generate a time line


    At the moment I'm just brainstorming - so any suggestions, pointers or examples would be much appreciated.

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    I don't know whether you want to use Flickr or Picasa, but I do think it's a good idea to use a site or product dedicated to photos rather than a generic blogging engine or CMS. It's much more work and more awkward to have to think in terms of blog posts or articles when building a gallery.

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    Thanks,
    I'm leaning towards an account at one of the specialised geneaology sites - even if we don't use all their features.

    Now I just have to find one....

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