Monday, September 24, 2012

Email Subscription Test

This is a test post to see how I might use Google Feedburner and a button at the bottom of this blog's display to automatically send Email notices to subscribers.

Thank you for your understanding as I learn more about blogging options.
24 September 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Researching Your Family—A Suggestion on Where to Start

Researching Your Family—A Suggestion on Where to Start:

More about using the FamilySearch Wiki.  Did you know you can contribute to the Wiki?

Have you considered creating your own wiki for genealogy?  I did and I created one on so we can learn about how to do it together.  This means that you are invited to contribute.  If you don't know what to do, just ask and I will try to help. Where's the wiki?  It's just a click away.  Your feedback would be helpful.

HenthornFamily Wiki

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stay N Alive: Buys Top Facebook App We're Related

Stay N Alive: Buys Top Facebook App We're Related:

I have no idea what the significance of this acquisition might be.  I hadn't thought much about it, but come to think of it, most of the "family" apps disappeared from my Facebook wall months ago.  I've often wondered why businessmen pay huge sums of money to buy companies that no longer appear to be viable.  Perhaps that's why they are rich and I'm not.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

HenthornFamily Wiki

My current genealogy project is to learn about how we can use Wikis for genealogy.  For a couple of weeks I have been building the HenthornFamily wiki on WikiSpaces.  Please feel free to visit, to comment, to provide feedback and to participate by sharing your information and collaborating by posting to the Wiki.

HenthornFamily Wiki

This week I've added links to Ahnentafels and to County and Society websites.

If you are aware of genealogy websites for any of the variations of the Henthorn surname please post the links to the Wiki or send them to me in an Email and I will do it.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

New Genealogy Blogs September 8, 2012 | GeneaBloggers

New Genealogy Blogs September 8, 2012 | GeneaBloggers:

Do you use the GeneaBloggers site?  The post for September 8, 2012 lists thirteen newly discovered genealogy and family history blogs.

Are you working on genealogy?  Have you considered creating a blog and posting information about your projects?  There are many easy ways to do this.  I recommend trying either Google's - Blogger or WordPress.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wikis For Genealogy

Wikis For Genealogy

I'm interested in the topic Wikis For Genealogy.

I've created a HenthornFamily Wiki on Wikispaces where I intend to experiment with using a Wiki for personal genealogy.

Here's a page, I createad on HenthornFamily, with links to genealogy Wiki information.

4 September 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pet Peeves

I've been involved in genealogy for many years.

During that time I've developed some pet peeves that never seem to be far from the back of my mind.

  1. When you contact someone to ask for their help be certain you identify yourself  by stating your full name and writing a little about the information you have and the information you seek. In my opinion, if you are not willing to provide your name and contact information you probably shouldn't expect to get much help or even a reply.
  2. The first time you ask for information it is never a good idea to use the phrase, "Send me everything you've got." 
  3. Be sure you know how to spell genealogy before you attempt to use that word in anything you write.

It's always a good idea, when requesting information, that you offer to share what you have.