Saturday, March 28, 2009

Just Testing

I'm testing to see whether I can use Box.Net to share a PDF file of a Catherine Fedorchak article here. I'll probably delete the entry soon after the test.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Conger Links

As of March 27, 2009 there are twelve links to Conger genealogy information in my bookmarks on Delicious.

Once you've signed on to my bookmarks on Delicious you can quickly find them by entering the tags "Genealogy" and "Conger."

Mr. Dickie

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Search Engines

There are more search engines than Google on the Internet. There's even a webpage that tracks search engines.

Today I posted twenty search engine bookmarks to Delicious. If you are interested in trying out other search engines go to Delicious and enter "Search" "Engine" or "SearchEngine." The link to my bookmarks on Delicious is the last line in the right-hand sidebar of Henthorn Genealogy News.

If you know of other useful search engines let me know and I can added them to Delicious.

Mr. Dickie


Today I posted a file called, CongerDocs.pdf to the Files area of the Google group.

The title of the document, dated 30 Jun 2008, is, "A Collection of Documents About Members of the Conger Family," by Richard E. (Edson) Henthorn and Robert Guilinger. There are fifty-three pages in the document.

Mr. Dickie

Friday, March 20, 2009

My Genealogy File

Yesterday I did some work on my own genealogy file. I posted the obituaries of two of my Henthorn relatives. They both died at the end of 2006. That gives you an idea of how much interest I've had in working on genealogy in the last couple of years.

If you are interested in those obituaries I posted a pointer to the one for my cousin, Wrex Henthorn, Jr. on my obituaries blog. The other obituary, for Jack Charles Henthorn, was featured in the same blog some time ago.

BTW, a register report for my Henthorn family is now a 311 page document. If you are a member of my family and if you have an interest in such a document feel free to contact me. To read the report you need a copy of the free Adobe Reader (PDF) installed on your computer.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mr. Dickie's Virtual Website

Ever since AOL dropped website support in October 2008 I have been giving thought to how to go about maintaining an Internet presence.

The idea of paying for webspace to recreate my genealogy website didn't appeal to me. In the past I found maintaining skill in the use of HTML and Cascading Style Sheets was a lot of work.

I decided to see what I could accomplish using free space and capabilities offered by Google and others.

I created four Google blogs:
1. Mr. Dickie's Blog - where I post quotations that I like and things that are on my mind. I usually post to this blog daily. It also feeds to my "Notes" on Facebook.

2. Arrow Prayers - where I post short prayers. I usually post to this blog once a day too.

3. Henthorn Website News - I use this blog to post genealogy news and other information about the families I'm interested in: Henthorn(e), Hinthorn(e), Conger and Yoho. I post to this one as the mood strikes me and as time permits.

4. Henthorn Website Obits - this blog is the place where I share obituaries as I extract them from my files or as they become available on the Internet. I post to this one when something becomes available.

I also created a Google group.
5. Henthorn Website - A group is a place where people with a common interest can become members and share information. Response to this idea has, so far, been underwhelming. There is a Discussion Board where members can post messages to various topics. There is an area where "files" can be shared and a place where "pages" can be shared. I have successfully posted the following file types to the group: JPEGs, HTML, TXT, and PDFs.

I joined a social bookmarking site.
6. - My AOL website had a Links page I used to share URLs to other websites I felt might be of interest to others working on the same surnames. Recently I found a better way to accomplish this task, and more, which is very user friendly. I'm posting my links to the social bookmarking site If you haven't taken a look at this site I recommend doing so. You don't have to join to use it. To post your own links you must register.

I'm writing today to announce that all six components are now linked together from the four Google blogs. There is a "link" box in the right-hand sidebar of each blog with the names of the various pieces of what I call "my virtual website." From the "link" box you can go to any of the other components. To return to the Google blogs from either the "group" or " use your browser "back" key.

I'm interested in feedback.

Mr. Dickie