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Development c.May 2007 - August 2008
- Initial development of site in HTML and temporary hosting on John Owen's personal site from c.May 2007 - July 2007;
- Approval of free hosting by Rootsweb on Thursday 19 July 2007; site transferred to Rootsweb;
- Pages converted to XHTML in October 2007;
- Development between July 2007 and January 2008 including Site Search; Visitor Counter; Marquee; Site Map; WFHG World Logo; Welcome and Visit Count; small screen (800 x 600) warning; tutorials;
- Members Interests and Convict Interests first written in February 2008;
- Continual updating including Library and Resources pages and new links on the Articles page up to August 2008.


Site changes during September 2008 :
- Additional reviews have been included linking from the Library and Resources pages;
- All the reviews have been turned into an internet page. They previously were a set of images;
- Due to lack of support, the Gallery : Images page has been removed. A link to the Group's Images on the "Pho.to" site has been placed on the Home page and the Gallery page;
- An Australian Convicts page has been introduced in the Gallery;
- Resources : The page has been re-arranged so that the CDs are listed as they appear in the computer room printout and correspond with the shotcuts on the computers;
- Library : The page has been updated with the latest acquisitions;
- The Membership Renewal reminder on the Home page has been removed;
- A bit of fun. See the Guide to Internet Genealogy Flowchart's link placed above (until the end of the month);
- The Home page's preamble has been removed to the Notices Section;
- An expandable map showing the location of 'The Cottage' has been added to the Home page;
- This logo will be placed against newly added articles, website links, etc and will remain there for ten days (previously shown as one month).

Site changes during October 2008 :
- A link has been provided on this page and the Gallery page to a page reporting on the the 2009 NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies State Conference being hosted by WFHG in September 2009;
- A history of the development of the site is available as a link from the Gallery page;
- Rules for the use of ancestry.com placed in the Resources page preamble;
- Home page layout changed;
- Navigation Menu was replaced to make the page standards compliant and the layout more compact;
- A listing (with subscription links) for the rootsweb Convict Mailing Lists, placed on the convict page;
- Site Map on the Home page updated to show the new pages which have been added to site;
- Convict Mailing List Subscriptions at rootsweb added to Convicts page.
- The logo  will be placed against newly added articles, website links, etc and will remain there for approximately ten days.

Site changes during November 2008 :
- Library : The page has been updated with October's acquisitions;
- Announcement of the establishment of the fhwyong Google Group with an email link to apply for membership;
- Site email addresses coded in Unicode to deter spambots;
- Calendar added to Coming Events page;
- Temporary page for proposed changes to WFHG Constitution added; linked from Home page and Gallery page.

Site changes during December 2008 :
- Happy Christmas eCard
- Calendar embedded in the Coming Events page
- Completed checking Library books (excluding CEM) to Librarian's list
- The Library page has been updated with November's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with new CDs from the past few months


Site changes during January 2009 :
- Happy New Year happynewyearwinecandle1.gif. Removed when Cottage re-opened;
- Added "on the NSW Central Coast" to the title of all pages, to increase the chance a "central coast" search finding the site;
- Introduced background hover highlight for important items; to be applied and removed as required. Operates on all browsers except Internet Explorer v6 and prior (as usual).
- Maps on Home and Conference pages enlarge when hovered. Operates on most browsers except Internet Explorer v6 and prior;
- Removed 800px x 600px warning on home page;
- Moved Photo Albums from Pho.to! to Multiply as it is seen as being a more reliable site;
- The Library page has been updated with December's acquisitions;
- The Cemetery section (Books and CDs) has been updated with December's acquisitions plus cumulative errors have been corrected;
- The Resources page has been updated with new CDs from the past few months

Site changes during February 2009 :
- Added clock to Home page and Coming Events page;
- Added Conference countdown clock to Home page and Conference page;
- Created Customised Tooltips. Initially used on the Articles page and the Convicts page (faulty in the Opera browser);

Site changes during March 2009 :
- The Library and Resources pages have been updated with February's acquisitions;
- Image of 'The Cottage' now displayed in the Address and Tab bars;
- Clock removed from Coming Events page as it sometimes delayed loading of the Calendar;
- Use WFHG Logo for Cursor (Works on most browsers except IE);

Site changes during April 2009 :
- Juggling Rabbit put on the Home page for Easter;
- The Library page has been updated with March's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with March's acquisitions;
- Website Links on the Articles page split into groups : Cemeteries, Headstones & Monumental Inscriptions; Family History Societies & Groups; Libraries & Newspapers; Military and Other

Site changes during May 2009 :
- The Library page has been updated with April's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with April's acquisitions;
- Interpage link to jump from the top of the Home page to the Site Map at the bottom of the page

Site changes during June 2009 :
- The Library page has been updated with May's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with May's acquisitions;

Site changes during July 2009 :
- The Library page has been updated with June's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with June's acquisitions;

Site changes during August 2009 :
- Home page notices re-arranged and pinned
- The Library page has been updated with July's acquisitions
- The Resources page has been updated with July's acquisitions

Site changes during September 2009 :
- The Library page has been updated with August's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with August's acquisitions;

Site changes during October 2009 :
- The Library page has been updated with September's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with September's acquisitions;
The Site Map has been updated

Site changes during November 2009 :
- The Library page has been updated with October's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with October's acquisitions;

Site changes during December 2009 :
- The Library page has been updated with November's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with November's acquisitions;
- A new section 'Website Links : Genealogical Blogs' has been created on the Articles page;
- All 2009 Conference references removed. (Post Christmas)


Site changes during January 2010 :
- The Library page has been updated with December's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with December's acquisitions;

Site changes during February 2010 :
- The Library page has been updated with January's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with January's acquisitions;
- The WFHG shop notice added to permanent notices

Site changes during March 2010 :
- The Library page has been updated with February's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with February's acquisitions;

Site changes during April 2010 :
The Library page has been updated with March's acquisitions;
The Resources page has been updated with March's acquisitions;
WFHG Logo has been updated to a newer version (green tree)
'The Cottage' image on the Home page was animated with a welcome message
'The Cottage' image on the Library page was animated with Library symbols
'The Cottage' image on the Resources page was animated with Resources sections

Site changes during May 2010 :
- The visitor count supplier, eWebCounter ceased operating. Transferred to StatCounter (4 May 2010)
- The Library page has been updated with April's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with April's acquisitions;
- Floppy Discs section was removed from the Resources page

Site changes during June 2010 :
- The Library page has been updated with May's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with May's acquisitions;

Site changes during July 2010 :
- The Library page has been updated with June's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with June's acquisitions;

Site changes during August 2010 :
- The Library page has been updated with July's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with July's acquisitions;

Site changes during September 2010 :
- The Library page has been updated with August's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with August's acquisitions;

Site changes during October 2010 :
- The Library page has been updated with September's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with September's acquisitions;
- The link to WFHG's Google group was removed as it has been discontinued

Site changes during November 2010 :
- The Library page has been updated with October's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with October's acquisitions;

Site changes during December 2010 :
- The Library page has been updated with November's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with November's acquisitions;
- Blue Clouds bands inserted on right and left of all pages


Site changes during January 2011 :
- The Library page has been updated with December's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with December's acquisitions;

Site changes during February 2011 :
- The Library page has been updated with January's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with January's acquisitions;

Site changes during March 2011 :
- The Library page has been updated with February's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with February's acquisitions;

Site changes during April 2011 :
- The Library page has been updated with March's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with March's acquisitions;
- The WFHG's Constitution has been added to the Site

Site changes during May 2011 :
- The Library page has been updated with April's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with April's acquisitions;

Site changes during June 2011 :
- The Library page has been updated with May's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with May's acquisitions;

Site changes during July 2011 :
- The Library page has been updated with June's acquisitions;

Site changes during August 2011 :
- The Library page has been updated with July's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with July's acquisitions;

Site changes during September 2011 :
- The Library page has been updated with August's acquisitions;

Site changes during October 2011 :
- The Library page has been updated with September's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with September's acquisitions;

Site changes during November 2011 :
- The Library page has been updated with October's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with October's acquisitions;
- Email Link to Tree of Life editor placed in Permanent Notices
- Email Link to the Branch editor placed in Permanent Notices

Site changes during December 2011 :
- The Library page has been updated with November's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with November's acquisitions;


Site changes during January 2012 :
- The Library page has been updated with December's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with December's acquisitions;

Site changes during February 2012 :
- The Library page has been updated with January's acquisitions;

Site changes during March 2012 :
- The Library page has been updated with February's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with February's acquisitions;

Site changes during April 2012 :
- The Library page has been updated with March's acquisitions;

Site changes during May 2012 :
- The Library page has been updated with April's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with April's acquisitions;

Site changes during June 2012 :
- A list of the subscription sites available at 'The Cottage' has been added to the Permanent Notices
- The Library page has been updated with May's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with May's acquisitions;

Site changes during July 2012 :
- The Library page has been updated with June's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with June's acquisitions;

Site changes during August 2012 :
- The Library page has been updated with July's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with July's acquisitions;

Site changes during September 2012 :
- The Library page has been updated with August's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with August's acquisitions;

Site changes during October 2012 :
- The Library page has been updated with September's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with September's acquisitions;
- Added browser link to Google Chrome;

Site changes during November 2012 :
- The Library page has been updated with October's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with October's acquisitions;
- As the Multiply site closes on 1 December 2012, removed the photos and town histories from the site and transferred the WFHG videos to Vimeo

Site changes during December 2012 :
- The Library page has been updated with November's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with November's acquisitions;


Site changes during January 2013 :
- No changes were made

Site changes during February 2013 :
- The Library page has been updated with December 2012 and January2013's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with December 2012 and January2013's acquisitions;

Site changes during March 2013 :
- The Library page has been updated with February's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with February's acquisitions;

Site changes during April 2013 :
- The Library page has been updated with March's acquisitions;

Site changes during May 2013 :
- The Library page has been updated with April's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with April's acquisitions;
- A page has been created for the group's Journal, the 'Tree of Life'

Site changes during June 2013 :
- The Library page has been updated with May's acquisitions;

Site changes during July 2013 :
- The Library page has been updated with June's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with June's acquisitions;
- Research Names added as a new feature

Site changes during August 2013 :
- The Library page has been updated with July's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with July's acquisitions;

Site changes during September 2013 :
- The Library page has been updated with August's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with August's acquisitions;
- The Publications page has been rearranged and priced

Site changes during October 2013 :
- The Library page has been updated with September's acquisitions;

Site changes during November 2013 :
- The Library page has been updated with October's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with October's acquisitions;

Site changes during December 2013 :
The Christmas and New Year messages were added to the home and the Coming Events pages


Site changes during January 2014 :
- The Library page has been updated with November and December's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with November and December's acquisitions;

Site changes during February 2014 :
- The Library page has been updated with January's acquisitions;
- The Resources page has been updated with January's acquisitions;

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Updated : 1 Mar 2014