Genealogy

  • Interactive Genealogy Museum

    What is the Second Biggest Hobby in America? You guessed it – genealogy. And family history sites are the second most visited category of websites on the Internet. Just about the hardest part of modern-day genealogy is securely preserving, organizing and presenting huge amounts of sundry ancestral findings to far-flung descendants. That’s what motivated me to […]

  • Interactive Story Map: Family Burial Plots

    Here is a co-mingling of genealogy, design, development and data: an interactive tour through family burial plots at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Washington, DC.

  • Interactive Temporal Map, Family Journeys, 1730 – 1960

    Part of a multimedia genealogy project, this interactive temporal map shows residence and migration patterns of ancestors from Europe in the 1730s to America starting in the 1820s.

  • Interactive Map: Ireland 1850 Census > Family Households by Parish

    This interactive map shows where people of specific surnames lived in Ireland in the 19th century, according to parish records. I scraped a static dataset from the Irish Times website, and built a much more interesting way to view the same information, with additional insights provided by clustering of semi-opaque colored markers. The dataset has 4 pieces of information: latitude, longitude, name of parish and number of family surnames in that parish.

  • Interactive MP3 Player With Animated SVG Kaleidoscopic Logo

    I digitized my great-grandfather’s 78rpm Victrola records dating back a hundred years or more. I then built this HTML5 mp3 player combining CSS3 transformations & custom JavaScript to create a beautiful experimental kaleidoscopic SVG-animated logo.