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Index of Jan's #htmlhelp page

Jan's photoHere's a photo of me in the office from January 1998 that MaMaT edited.

My name is Jan Daamen. I live in the south-west of the Netherlands in a town named Oosterhout, about 60 miles (100 kilometres) south of Amsterdam.

Although I do not research genealogy myself ( honestly ! ), I do keep myself pretty occupied with trying to help genealogists with an international interest.

Since mid December 1997 I have been a member of the International Internet Genealogical Society (IIGS), joining the Translation Team as a volunteer translator for Dutch, German and English. In April 1998 I was elected co-Teamleader of the Translation Team, and in June 1998 I became Teamleader.

I am also proofreader and HTML-coordinator for the Newsletter Team, Webmaster Liaison for Translation Team and Projects Registry Team and member of the IRC Team.

Together with Vicky Lindsay I maintain the Benelux BDM Exchange.

Together with Dorothy I host the #DEUGen meetings about German Genealogy Research every Sunday at 6pm GMT.
Since 3 October 1998 I am also hosting the #benelux meetings about genealogy research in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, which is every Saturday at 8pm GMT.

Once a week I also do translation work for the German Genealogy Volunteer Translation Service.

Besides these volunteer jobs, I have a full-time job as a payroll administrator in a firm of chartered accountants in Breda. They do have a website, but it is in Dutch:

I got introduced to the IIGS IRC chats in January 1998 and got hooked ever since :-).
Although the genealogy bug has not bitten me, the IRC bug sure has!
With all the activities listed above, I still have not found time to set up my own homepage. I have been a regular visitor to the Sunday sessions of the #htmlhelp channel since it started and have learned a lot from the experience of MaMaT and the discussions in the channel.

For this #htmlhelp project online I chose to make webpages here that will cover:

Highlights from the logs of #htmlhelp-sessions.
I am trying to pull URL's from the logs of the #htmlhelp-meetings and order them by subject. The aim is to provide a quick reference help with URL's and a short description where necessary. Also included are some advice and tips that were mentioned in the #htmlhelp sessions.
Search engines and meta-tags.
The aim is to write some information and provide URL's that deal with the subject of search engines and meta tags. How do search engines work? How can they help you to attract visitors to your webpages? What are meta-tags and what do they do?

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Revised: 1 August 1999