January 31, 2016 - 8:47:31 a.m.
It recently came to my attention that this site has been neglected for several years, as has the software running it (which last released fixes FIVE YEARS AGO). In order to correct this lapse, I've moved the site to different software which is updated much more frequently, and also added secure hosting to ensure your safety and security.
Much of the site should still look the same thanks to the import process available from the previous software, and all user accounts have been imported so your username/password will still work if you have previously registered. If you have not registered, feel free to request an account, and I will approve it when I am able. I will try to check on this site a bit more often as well.
October 27, 2009 - 6:26:35 p.m.
11:09am: Any edits to the database are currently disabled in preparation for upgrading to the latest version of this software. Editing will be re-enabled after everything is done.
11:25am: Upgrades have completed and editing has been re-enabled. If you see something amiss, please contact me!
September 9, 2009 - 8:23:54 a.m.
Due to a recent site glitch, some places are not being placed correctly on Google Maps. All US locations should be corrected, with the fix for some overseas locations taking a little longer. I apologize for any inconvenience.
April 24, 2009 - 10:05:11 p.m.
The Harm-King Family Reunion of 2009 will be held at the Heritage Shelter House in Little Sioux Park near Correctionville, IA on Sunday, July 26, 2009. This is a potluck event; the eating will start at 12:00 noon.
More details are available on Reunion Central
, accessed from the main family website.
July 23, 2008 - 5:38:53 a.m.
The Harm-King Family Reunion of 2008 will be held at the Little Sioux Park near Correctionville, IA on Sunday, July 27, 2008 from 11:30am - 4:00pm. I know this is short notice, but if you could make any attempt to be there this weekend, that would be fantastic.
Note on Photos
December 15, 2007 - 5:21:19 p.m.
If you have an account with Ancestry.com, please do NOT upload original census records or passenger lists without downsizing the photos first. Failure to downsize them, as I found last night, will break several aspects of this site, which then has to be fixed manually by me. This will not make me happy if I continually have to do this, and no one else will be happy because they have to wait for me to fix it!
Please add pictures!
December 5, 2007 - 10:36:49 p.m.
I ask everyone to upload pictures of family members young and old - it makes the site so much more lively when we can see a photo of the person we're looking at, and it's great for preserving memories. There is a great page detailing exactly how to add media at <a href="http://wiki.phpgedview.net/en/index.php/Adding_/_Editing_Media">the PHPGEDVIEW wiki</a>. All user accounts should be able to add pictures by following these instructions - if you are unable, please let me know!
November 14, 2007 - 5:14:05 a.m.
The site has been moved over to the new domain. Please update your bookmarks, if you have not done so yet. The old domain (test.vandusens.us) will continue to work at least through 12/31/2007. After that, I will most likely remove that domain.
November 13, 2007 - 5:18:02 p.m.
I have decided to move this family history site to a domain that better reflects its purpose. Within the next 24 hours, I will be moving this site to http://familytree.vandusens.us/.
Messages will be sent to all currently registered users. Until I have moved it, I am disabling the ability to request an account - it will be re-enabled after the site is completely moved.
I am experimenting!
November 13, 2007 - 5:15:33 p.m.
I am doing some tests, to try to find everything this software is capable of. If you see any surnames you don't recognize in the statistics, or in the On This Day..., or in the Upcoming Events (not all home pages will show all of these), it's probably the result of my experiments. These may or may not go away.
The family tree is still in order and accurate - I am experimenting with people I have created, and are not linked to anyone else in the family.
September 13, 2007 - 11:25:10 p.m.
If you or someone in your family is tired of their current email address, we can help! Just send your desired email name to email@example.com, and I will add an account within a day or two.
September 13, 2007 - 4:27:37 a.m.
Hello and welcome to the Van Dusen Family Tree. To make any changes, just click the appropriate buttons on each individual screen. Find anyone in our tree by using the search at the upper right corner, or follow the links from anyone else.
If you have any questions, please send them to Matt.