Useful Data Extraction Scripts


To speed up research from various sources, I have created a sidebar menu for Firefox and am using my own scripts for Tampermonkey to go with it.

Tampermonkey is an add-on extension for the Firefox, Chrome, and Opera web browsers and it allows customization of the way a web page displays or behaves, by using small bits of Javascript. I use these scripts with Firefox for extracting information quickly from a number of (mainly genealogical) websites by placing data onto the clipboard at the click of a button. I have not tested them extensively in other browsers but there is no reason they should not work with the latest versions of the browsers mentioned earlier.

The scripts are far better than simply copying and pasting information as the output can be formatted any way you want by modifying the script. I am currently updating the scripts with 'new' technology as some of them are a little outdated now. So, if a script looks useful to you, but doesn't provide the output you want, let me know and I'll try to customize it for you.

Instructions for using the Scripts from this site.

Get Firefox!
If you already have the Greasemonkey or Violentmonkey extensions installed then disable or uninstall it. Install the Tampermonkey extension.

Click on one of the files on this page and allow Tampermonkey to install it. If you have previously installed a script with the same name from The Williams Family Tree site please uninstall it first:
Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions -> Tampermonkey -> Options then click on the bin icon to of the script concerned to remove it.
Then clear your cache.

Note: You may have to download the script to your computer first and then load it into Firefox via the File -> Open file option, or right-click on the file you downloaded and select Open with ... Firefox.

More scripts will appear here as they are created or updated.

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