Wednesday, July 18, 2018

RootsWeb Update

RootsWeb Update

Here's a new post about the RootsWeb restoration project.

Dick Henthorn
18 Jul 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018

RootsWeb Update

Here's a link to a July 2018 update on the status of the Rootsweb restoration project.

This is very good news.

I've already looked at some of the restored pages. I think those of us who used this resource are going to appreciate what a valuable asset we weren't able to access for several months.

RootsWeb Update

Dick Henthorn
1 Jul 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Test of Sharing a Diigo Bookmark

I have a Diigo account where I often bookmark the URLs of pages I find interesting on the Internet.

This is a test of sharing one of those URLs

Create Family Tree, Add Photos, Notes

Dick Henthorn
20 May 2018
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

No News, Is Bad News

There have been no updates concerning the RootsWeb out of service issue from Ancestry since 6 Mar 2018. That's about 70 days without any information about what they are doing.

I know this is a "free" service and therefore probably has a very low priority.  Perhaps they have come to the conclusion that they shouldn't have become involved in the first place.

The least they could do is post periodic updates to keep people who have an interest informed.

Dick Henthorn
16 May 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Compare Classic Google Sites & New Sites

Compare Classic Google Sites & New Sites:

As of 20 Mar 2018 there are two versions of Google Sites, Classic and New.

If you are currently using the Classic Google Sites or if you are contemplating building a "free" website with this service you need to be aware of the ramifications.
  • What are the differences?
  • What will I need to learn if I migrate to the new style?
  • When will Google drop support of Classic Sites?
  • Is "free" really "free?"
This link takes you to a page where Google explains the situation. Click on the down arrows to read the details.

Dick Henthorn
20 Mar 2018

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

LDS Ancestral File Numbers

Here's a PDF that lists the LDS Ancestral File Numbers (AFN) in my pafyoh RootsMagic database.

An HTML link to the report, which is stored on my Google Drive account, displays the report. I adjusted the width to 425 to make the pop-out button visible on this page.

There is a "pop-out" arrow in the upper righthand corner. The bottom and right hand scroll bars also work without using the pop-out option. Use the plus-sign to enlarge the display to make the bottom scroll bar appear.

The purpose of this post was to assist me in the learning process. I think the result is pretty cool. There is always more to learn.

Dick Henthborn
13 Mar 2018


Monday, March 5, 2018

Virginia Helen Conaway Project Update


I continue to work on the project to re-type the 8-page, "Ice's Ferry" document written by Virginia Helen Conaway of West Virginia many years ago.

Susan Henthorn proofread my work and made some comments and suggestions. The next step is for me to review her efforts and incorporate the necessary changes into my draft.

I also started to put together my own piece about the project. My goal will be to help readers of the Conaway document understand what she wrote and identify who were the people mentioned.

It's a big project. I'm not predicting when it will be completed.

Dick Henthorn
5 Mar 2018
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