Sunday, December 7, 2014

Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software

Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software:

From Gizmo's website.

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HenthornFamily Wiki

I did some updates to my HenthornFamily Wiki.  Most of the links on the Wiki take the viewer to web pages that aren't stored on the Wiki. I modified many of the links to open in a "new" window. This makes it easy to return to the Wiki after viewing the web page. As time permits I'll continue to work on this project.

If you are interested in my genealogy projects I encourage you to visit the Wiki. You can visit as a Guest with no need to "Join." If you are interested in collaboration you can contact me with a request for membership. Members can: edit pages, create pages, and upload files.

An easy way to find the Wiki is to use Google Search. In the search box enter, "HenthornFamily" with no spaces. When I tested, the first hit in the list took me to the Wiki.

Comments, corrections and additions are welcome. It's especially important that any broken links are reported and fixed or removed.

Dick Henthorn
7 December 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

HenthornFamily Wiki

HenthornFamily Wiki

Today I am pleased to announce that the HenthornFamily Wiki is once again active and available to family and friends who are interested in my genealogy projects.

The WikiSpaces company discontinued "free" Wiki space.  Rather than lose all of the information I've been sharing I decided to pay for a one-year subscription at the "Plus" level.  I haven't thought much about what features this will entail.  Perhaps the most important aspect is that the subscription includes 2GB of space.

Did you know that the HenthornFamily Wiki is a collaborative Wiki? This means two things and perhaps more 1) Visitors can make comments and 2) they can post their own information. As far as I know no one has done this in the months that the Wiki has been available.  Therefore, I'm not certain how this works. I'm interested in working with anyone who has the time and interest to try out this idea.

Here's the link to the HenthornFamily Wiki:
HenthornFamily Wiki

After I reactivated the Wiki I noticed there is a problem with PDF files that I stored on the Wiki. They don't display correctly.  I think you can download to your computer.  Before I contact the Help folks I'll need to refresh my memory about how files are uploaded and stored on the Wiki.  I wonder if the problem has anything to do with the fact that my account was inactive for a while since they stopped offering the "free" space.  I'm making no promises about how soon I'll deal with and resolve the problem.  I apologize for any inconvenience.

Dick Henthorn
4 December 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Henthorn Genealogy Group On Facebook

I recently posted a question on Facebook about whether I should create a Henthorn Genealogy group. The responses were positive.

Today I created a secret group called, Henthorn Genealogy. To get started FB suggested some possible members.  I asked "the other" Richard Henthorn to join because I know he has been working on Henthorn genealogy longer than me.

I think the group can serve several purposes:

  • 1) it will allow me to control which Facebook members can access my RootsMagic reports, 
  • 2) it will allow me to share reports from my genealogy files quickly, using the Files area, 
  • 3) it will allow members to post questions, comments and files about their own genealogy interests.

Everyone who has known me for a while probably is already aware that my genealogy interests are not limited to the Henthorn surname.  I chose to name the group Henthorn Genealogy because my surname is Henthorn and I'm interested in genealogy.  Some of the surnames I'm interested in include: Henthorn(e), Hinthorn(e), Yoho, Baker, Conger, Jennings, Watson, Ice, Higginbotham, Rine Carlson/Hagstrom.

This is a genealogy experiment.  Let's see if it is useful.

Dick Henthorn
27 November 2014

Conger Query

Attention Conger Researchers

Job Conger of Springfield, IL has the Conger papers of deceased researcher, Maxine (Crowell) Leonard.  I don't know the volume of material involved.

Job is looking to pass this material on to a member of the Conger family who is seriously involved in doing Conger researcher on a long-term basis.  He stated that the person should be willing to travel to Springfield to pick up the material.

On a personal basis I hope the person who gains access to this material will be willing to revive publication of The Conger Confab newsletter that Mrs. Leonard published for many years.

If you are interested in discussing this matter send an Email message to Job Conger.

If my message peaks your interest I'd appreciate hearing from you too.

Thank You.
Dick Henthorn
27 November 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

RootsMagic Blog » New RootsMagic 7 Software Released

RootsMagic Blog » New RootsMagic 7 Software Released:

There's a new version of RootsMagic available.  The link describes the new features.  There is a "free" version that you can try out, RootsMagic 7 Essentials.  The price is reasonable and you can post your tree to web space provided by the company as part of the service.

I used a version of this program when it was called Family Origins to load the GEDCOMs of others before I converted my own files from PAF.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Genealogy by Paula | Paula Stuart-Warren, CG℠, FMGS, FUGA

Genealogy by Paula | Paula Stuart-Warren, CG℠, FMGS, FUGA:

This is a new professional genealogist website that might be of interest.  Cyndi, of Cyndi's List, played a role in building the website.

I enjoy seeing the projects of folks who know what they are doing.

Dick Henthorn

23 November 2014

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