Friday, March 18, 2011

Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

I have offered to help with the maintenance of the genealogy website of the Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. The website resides on the RootsWeb area of I don't know much about either RootsWeb or It should be an interesting learning experience.

Yesterday, using some suggestions from friends at the computer club, I was able to plug the information supplied to me by my contact in Ohio and gain access using Fire FTP which I have installed on my Mozilla Firefox browser. I'm reasonably confident that I have enough HTML knowledge to be able to make a contribution now that I can access the website. I don't have skill to do fancy things, but I believe what I know how to do will allow me to do some useful projects for the group. I'm looking forward to the challenge and the mental stimulation.

It's really fascinating that today's technology allows us to communicate and work together from widely separated geographic locations.

Mr. Dickie
18 Mar 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Henthorns Rest: Blackberry Cobbler and Sassafras Tea

Henthorns Rest: Blackberry Cobbler and Sassafras Tea

Here's a nice piece written by Rodney Henthorn. At the bottom of his blog posting there was a spot that said Links to this post.

I clicked on it and that allowed me to post this link to what Rodney wrote on my own genealogy blog. That's cool!

Mr. Dickie
16 Mar 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Family Associations by Alan Smith

Family Associations by Alan Smith (Alan) on Myspace:

"Family Associations - Why join a Family Association"

Researcher and writer, Alan Smith, posted this article on his blog. Alan and I share an interest in the Hinthorn(e) surname.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hardesty's History of Monroe County, Ohio

This morning I uploaded to the MonroeCountyOhio folder of MyBox an "Index of Personal History Department" created by yours truly from History of Monroe County, Ohio, published by H.H. Hardesty and Co., in 1882. The file, an HTML table, is named, Hardesty.htm.

I hope you like how it turned out as much as I do. Perhaps I'll post a short description of the steps I went through to create this file on this blog. You might be surprised at how easy it was once I had the right free tool on my computer.

I regret that I didn't make this finding aide available sooner in the HTML format which can easily be viewed with your browser. Sometimes it takes me a long time to find a way to accomplish what I want to do.

There is also a "text" file of extractions from other pages of the Hardesty publication (Monroe.txt) available on MyBox. It's been there since December 2010. The extractions are paragraphs that were of interest to me during my active days of researching. I'd forgotten about this document. (My memory issues are becoming more evident with the passing months.)

BTW, I own a copy of the History. I'm willing to do look-ups for friends who have access to MyBox.

Mr. Dickie
2 Mar 2011