Beta Testers

Second Site has been tested by the following volunteers. This list includes past and present beta testers. Current beta testers are in bold.

  • Beth (Acton, Massachusetts)
  • Darrell A. Martin (a Vermont native exiled in Illinois)
  • David Hankinson (Richardson, Texas)
  • Donald Joseph Schulteis (Dallas, Texas)
  • Diana Powell (Atherton, California)
  • Harry Goegebeur (Antwerpen, Belgium)
  • Howard Mitchell (Lemont, Illinois)
  • I. Tested, II (Narragansett, Rhode Island)
  • Jeff Piper (Co. Durham, England, Land of the Prince Bishops)
  • Kerry Davis (Kentfield, California)
  • Kevin L. Sholder (Dayton, Ohio)
  • Lorna Henderson (Waikanae, New Zealand)
  • Lyle Deckowitz (Palatine, Illinois)
  • Pam White (West Chester, Ohio)
  • Pam Wood Waugh (Orlando, Florida)
  • Paul E. Lawrence (Fairfield Glade, Tennessee)
  • Peter Thomspon (Bedworth, United Kingdom)
  • Richard Damon (Arlington, Massachusetts)
  • Sandra F. Pantano (Sunnyvale, California)
  • Siobhan Kimminau (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • Terry Reigel (Boone, North Carolina)
  • William M. Roberts (Cumming, Georgia)
  • Alan Bennett (Lowton, England)
  • George H. Ballentine (Copperas Cove, Texas)
  • Juergen Drees (Braunschweig, Germany)
  • Kurt Laidlaw (Alexandria, Virginia)
  • Leif B. Kristensen (Norway)
  • Lucy Whitehead
  • Richard Cleaveland (Arlington, Virginia)
  • Robert "Rob" Roy
  • Thomas Clough (Wauconda, Illinois)

Long-time Second Site beta tester George Ballantine died of cancer during the development of the first release of Second Site 2. His contributions will be sorely missed. Thank you George.


Words and phrases used in sites generated by Second Site have been translated from English to other languages by the volunteers listed below.

Language Translator(s)
DanishMichael Erichsen
DutchHarry Goegebeur
English (U.K.)Hugh Wilding
FrenchRon Chénier
Claude M. Préfontaine
GermanJuergen Drees
Vera Nagel*
ItalianSam Manzi
NorwegianLeif Kristensen
Arnt Stavne
PortugueseJosé Ribas
Pedro Garrido
Rita van Zeller

* Vera Nagel has helped with translations for muliple languages.

I know other users made corrections and contributions to the translation files. If your name belongs on this list, please let me know!


Second Site supports genealogy databases built with The Master GenealogistTM from Wholly Genes Software.

Second Site uses the following components and other items supplied by 3rd parties:

  • Components and other tools from vbAccelerator, a great VB site hosted by Steve McMahon.
  • PolyImage Image Processing Library from Polybytes®.
  • jQuery by John Resig as well as many other contributors, the jQuery UI subcomponents by several contributors, and the Cycle plugin for jQuery by Mike Alsup.
  • Components from Chilkat Software.
  • Selected Silk Icons from
  • Carla's Graphic Designs has supplied the graphics that are the basis for the Carla's Graphics Themes.
  • My friends Paul and Cindy Wentzell of Wentzell Creative have helped adjust graphic files for various Themes. It doesn't hurt that Paul is a 6th cousin of mine, a fact we discovered after working together for several years.
  • Codebase®, a database engine from Sequiter Software, Inc.
  • HtmlZap, a freeware HTML Parser written by Michael Newcomb and distributed under the GNU General Public License. Second Site uses an unmodified copy of HtmlZap obtained from the author. The distribution does not contain the source code. The source code may be obtained from the author or from me.
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