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
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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

Saturday, April 22, 2017


I have a folder named Downloads on my computer.  By default this was where any file I downloaded to my computer was stored.  Overtime this hasn't worked out too well.  The folder filled with hundreds of files making it difficult to find things when I needed them.

My browser is Google Chrome.  That's where the path name to the Downloads folder was stored. After investigation I discovered that, in Google Chrome, under the place where I specified the path name to my download folder, there is a box where you can set a switch that tells the browser to ask for the name of the download folder each time you download a file.  This area of the browser controls is accessed via Settings.

I wanted another download folder where I could store genealogy files. I created a sub-folder, under Downloads, for the storage of genealogy articles and clippings that I named, Clippings. BTW, I think that Google Chrome remembers the name of the last folder used for downloading. That is to say, if I download to the Clippings folder and want the next download to go to the Downloads folder it will be necessary to tell the browser where to do the next download.

The path name to the new sub-folder looks like this:

Using the two folder names, I'll store routine files downloads in Downloads and the genealogy file downloads will be stored in Clippings. Using this path name arrangement it would be easy to create other sub-folders, under Downloads, if I wanted other folder categories besides Clippings.

Here's why understanding how to control where files download was of interest to me.  I follow several genealogy Groups on Facebook. Visitors to the Groups often post digital images of articles and newspaper clippings that are of interest to me. Some days more files are shared than I have time to process. Creating a folder for the specific purpose of storing these files makes it easier to locate the genealogy files when I am ready to work with the shared information.

Dick Henthorn
22 Apr 2017