Tuesday, March 4, 2014

RootsMagic Webinar #43

This morning I watched one of the RootsMagic webinars:
#43 New Online Publishing in RootsMagic6, dated 12 Feb 2013, length 47 minutes.

If you are using RootsMagic6 and have wished there was an easy way to share your genealogy information online, your wishes have been answered.  This version of this very powerful program now offers an option to create your own genealogy website and upload it to free webspace furnished by RootsMagic.

The webinar is very good, comprehensive and easy to understand with good visuals.

In the last couple of days I'd created a test website just by following the on screen instructions. Several questions that came to mind during the process were addressed during the webinar class.

Building a genealogy website with this tool eliminates the need to know anything about HTML and FTP.  If you don't know what those acronyms mean, don't worry about it.  Not needing to learn about this technical stuff is what makes this new RootsMagic option so attractive.

Access to your website is via your own URL which you furnish to others.

Here are some limits that were mentioned in the webinar:
  1. Two websites per user (if you have two Email addresses)
  2. 50Mb per website (a consideration if you have lots of photographs)
  3. 10 URL links to other webpages
Dick Henthorn
4 March 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Adam and Susannah Henthorn - Descendant List

Adam and Susannah Henthorn - Descendant List

Today I'm announcing the completion of a project to recover the PAF 2.31 genealogy file of Adam and Susannah Henthorn and load it into RootsMagic6 on my laptop computer.

This file is named pafada on my computer and is listed as such in the capsule description associated with the My RootsMagic6 Files Tab at the top of the page on this blog.  The file consists of 6405 individuals in 2379 families.

I created a 16-page simple descendant list in PDF format to introduce five generations of the people in this file (more information is available to those willing to reciprocate) to include: Henthorn; Shaw; Riggenbach; Atkinson, Ollom and Gallaher.  The report includes an every name index.  I tried something new with this file.  I uploaded it to the HenthornFamily Wiki. You can find the document on the Henthorn page of the Wiki where it can be viewed or downloaded. Simply click on the PDF icon or the word "Download."

Dick Henthorn
24 February 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Orphan Trains | The Children's Aid Society

The Orphan Trains | The Children's Aid Society

I don't know much about this.  Who advocated for the children?  Did they have anyone protecting their rights?  Was this another form of slavery in some cases?

Have you ever worked on the genealogy of anyone who rode The Orphan Trains?