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Fill in forms for email and posting

Fill in forms for email and posting

Posted: 1338480738000
Classification: Query
I just found some cousins from one family line. We started a facebook group and I want to get all their family info, so I can add it to my tree. I can't find a good way to do this, other than posting a form, having them print it out and mail it to me.

Is there someway to post a form for people to fill out online? I have several websites, I could post the form to. There will be lots of info to fill out.

Any ideas?



Re: Fill in forms for email and posting

Posted: 1347128741000
Classification: Query
You can use something like Adobe Acrobat 9 or 10 to make forms to fill out as pdf's.


Re: Fill in forms for email and posting

Posted: 1349346602000
Classification: Query
As you have websites, why not use the old but still useful formmail method? This starts out with a line like (for [ ] read the correct characters):

[FORM action="" method="post"]
[input type="hidden" name="recipient" value=""]
[input type="hidden" name="subject" value="My Family"]

and continues with labelled boxes something like:
[TD]Last Name:[/TD]

with the usual checkboxes/radioboxes to help along the way and ending up
[input type="hidden" name="redirect" value=""]

This way they just email direct from one of your sites, without having to print and send. Any form will take a few attempts to get right, of course!

Re: Fill in forms for email and posting

Posted: 1349840709000
Classification: Query
That is an excellent idea, maybe I can get all the info I need and the code right. lol

Thank you!
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