Family Tree Tips ~ Text Field URL Hyperlinks

  • Skill Level: Advanced and Intermediate
  • FH versions: V4, V5, V6, and V7
  • In Topics: Creating a website 


It is possible to include any Internet URL in any text field within your Family Historian data. If any http: protocol URL appears in an HTML page, then it becomes an active Hyperlink, but it navigates away from the Family Tree source page to the target page, and the user loses their position in the Family Tree data.

ƒh V5 & V6 handle URL better than ƒh V3 & V4, but still only http: protocol URL become Hyperlinks, and other URL such as https: and mailto: and ftp: remain as plain text.

The Improve Website or CD DVD HTML plugin converts all text field URL to active Hyperlinks and optionally opens them in a new page.


Last update: 11 Dec 2021