Welcome to GenProxy, for many years
we had created simple "content over style"
websites for genealogists and family historians who did not have a
computer or internet access of their own (Genealogy by
Proxy) Over the last 10 years the
use of computers at home has proliferated and the internet has grown to
over 4 billion pages, millions of these pages are dedicated resources
for genealogy and family history research. As our potential client base
are now very well catered for by their own computers and this massive
online resource we feel we can wind down GenProxy.
Our sister company NetProxy will continue to supply domain names,
design & host business and trade websites.
a laugh, here is our 1996 simple web page - you can see how the
internet has advanced
Genproxy can assist Genealogists, Researchers and
Advertisers to make effective use of the Internet -
We provide a comprehensive support service :-
Creation and hosting of searchable Family Tree Web pages for those
without Internet access.
hosting and Promotion of advertising pages / web
sites for Genealogy Researchers plying their trade.
• Supply & manage
a more suitable name and e-mail address for existing sites. (old names
WebPage / WebSite design service by our associate company NetProxy
• Create a Proxy
Reference Link to an existing Webpage / Web Site to increase the number
can make up a webpage; the ART is in helping searchers &
enquirers to find it)
Click the Link below, GenProxy may be able to
Part of this GenProxy
website will stay online to support clients, also there are still some
useful pages on it, with information on old
archaic diseases, old medical terms and cause of death with the
modern clinical names.
A list of old jobs, trades,
occupations & professions with an explanation or indication of
what the task entailed.
A Latin translator to help in family history
research into Wills, Parish Records and Manorial Documents.
A chart to help show that awkward 2nd 3rd 4th Nth cousin
relationship and how many times removed !
convert Regnal Dates to
Gregorian Calendar years, Kings & Queens, reign, time on Throne
Hints & Tips on
using email - and having your very own stable, never changing
personal or family email address.
A glossary of computer & technical
jargon, acronyms & abbreviations to help you de-mystify this
geek infested world.
Back-ups, how important it is to back up your data,
your hours of hard work & research, some problems & help.
Content over Style:
Content over style web sites have a
simple layout with clear highlighted text links to other pages or
sections of the site, the text used is usually fairly large and in high
contrast with a plainish background so that it is easy to read, even
with poor eyesight or an old low resolution black / white monitor. The
content of the site is of paramount importance not the style or layout,
includes most original genealogy sites and simple informative business
'brochure' websites try this Sellitt and Soon website for
second hand furniture, electrical goods, antiques & collectables in
A Balance of Style and Content:
A good balance of both can be used
on a business website with plenty of content, here on Garage Equipment site there
are dynamic dropdown or popout menus, scrolling information boards,
content management pages (where the site owner can update or change
certain text and images from a PC anywhere in the world) and the whole
interface looks "busy" but not so cluttered that it is hard for a
visitor to find their way around.
Style over Content:
Often seen in top of the range
multimedia sites but sometimes used for small websites to mask the fact
there is little actual content or fewer than five pages. A flash
"movie" and animated flash navigation is useful when a business owner
simply wants his company name to have a web "presence" but not to sell
his product or service over the internet. Beverley Domestic
& Kitchen Appliances.