New Site Design!
Notice this pop-up window... These have been incorporated throughout the site's pages to help avoid page reloads!
The Laughter site has been redesigned and, we think, improved. The Laughter Tree page has been broken down into separate pages for each Generation. There are disadvantages to multiple pages but there are also many advantages. The most obvious advantage is faster downloads. Another is quicker re-loads during navigation.
We have been working on this new site for several weeks and are very happy with Tripod (so far). Tripod has many advantages over other servers offering FREE web space. More disk storage, more tools, better tools, and better support (they actually answer e-mails) :)
As for the Laughter Tree... From the outset, we chose to number generations beginning with John, or Henry, or Robert, from DOB of about 1630 -- whoever was the first in America -- and have numbered the generations down to the present. That has produced eleven generations so far and seemed a logical way to break down the Tree into smaller segments. To overcome the disadvantages of multiple pages we have added a SITE search engine to help find the information you need. There is HELP information available through links near the SEARCH box. You may initiate searches from the Home Page or from anywhere within the Laughter Tree.
A summary of the generation breakdown looks like this:
We hope you enjoy the new site design and will help us with new features planned for the future.
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