Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Your True Heritage

Is there a reputable company that will look up your true heritage???
Here's my comment to this question posted on Facebook RootsWeb Genealogists.
In my opinion there is no such thing as "looking up your true heritage." This implies that someone else has done the work and left a copy somewhere it could be found. This kind of good luck is highly unlikely. If you want to hire someone to work on doing your genealogy that is another story. I think they charge by the hour, plus travel expenses. Before you decide to hire someone ask to see samples of their work and to talk to some of their customers.

Dick Henthorn
22 Aug 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Broken Links

Broken Links


This weekend I worked on a project to find and remove broken links on my genealogy Wiki and on this genealogy blog. In the process I sent out a couple of messages to friends to confirm they'd shut down their genealogy related websites.

The project reminded me. If you are working on genealogy and you find something of interest that you plan to come back to you'd better not count on it. I suggest downloading a copy of the information of interest.

While on the subject of broken links. If you see something, say something.  That is to say, if you notice a broken link on something I posted, please help me out by telling me about it.  Thanks.

Dick Henthorn
30 May 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

HenthornFamily - Cemeteries

HenthornFamily - Cemeteries:

New Cemetery Reports - May 2017

Today I added seven new cemetery reports to my WikiSpaces genealogy website.

These cemetery reports were created using information in my RootsMagic file, named, pafyoh. To create the reports I had to master the creation of Custom reports on RootsMagic. It's a multi-step process. Once you get the hang of it it isn't too complicated. I found the learning curve challenging.

The reports are in the PDF format and show cemetery information based on county names. The reports can be viewed on your computer screen and they can be saved on your computer.


There are three columns in the report.

  1. Surname, Given
  2. Death Date
  3. Cemetery location and cemetery name

The reports are sorted by: Surname, Given Name, Date of Death.


When death dates aren't complete or cemetery names are not present, I seek this information.

Dick Henthorn

27 May 2017
'via Blog this'

Monday, May 22, 2017

Blogspot Backup

Blogspot Backup

Today I created five folders on my computer in My Documents for the purpose of storing backup files for my five blogs on Blogger. It was necessary to create a folder for each blog because when Blogspot creates the backup files all have the same name using the date of the backup.

Once the folders were in place the steps required to do the backup for each blog were relatively simple.

I can't remember when I last backed up the blogs or where I put the backups. This time I wrote a page of information about the process in my Steno notebook.

Dick Henthorn
22 May 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hazel Dickens - A Few Old Memories




The wonderful Hazel Dickens tune - A Few Old Memories

Fitting song for anyone working on genealogy or writing their family history.

Dick Henthorn
30 Apr 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Search Box

Added a Search box to the right hand sidebar of my Mr. Dickie's Links blog. This will be useful as I add more links to the blog.

Dick Henthorn
23 Apr 2017