Thursday, January 31, 2013

John Henthorn Website


Yesterday I achieved a long-standing goal, going back many years. I uploaded, to my FreePages space, a small website that I create in 2006 using  Personal Ancestral File (PAF).  As of February 1st, 2013 this file will be available for viewing for the first time on the Internet.


The website is made up of approximately twenty HTML files, generated by PAF. This includes two sets of seven files each plus the graphic images for the navigation buttons and the cloud/sky page background.

Problems Encountered

I encountered three problems during the project yesterday. The Email address shown on the first page of the website was out-of-date. There was a one line Introduction at the top of the first page that needed to be brought up-to-date. And, the blue sky and cloud background for each page didn't work, even though the images of all of the buttons appeared. I discovered the name of the background file was listed as Clear Day Bkgrd.jpg in the HTML of each page. The uppercase letters in the file name caused the problem. Fortunately I am able to read some HTML code. After I identified and understood the problems I used the RootsWeb Online Editor, for the first time, to make the necessary modifications to the already uploaded files.

The Family

The website shares information about the family of John Henthorn and Frances Low. We believe that John Henthorn and his brother, James Henthorn, were the original Henthorns in the colonies, first being found in Maryland.

Link To The Website

The link to the website will be located on the Henthorn Family Websites page of the HenthornFamily Wiki. Here's the link in case you'd like to visit from this blog page.

Next Website Project

Now that I understand the process and steps involved in uploading an entire genealogy website I'm ready for another project. My current genealogy program is RootsMagic. This program also can create a website. I intended to upload a website created by this program and make it available in the same way. It may be of interest to some to compare the styles of the two websites.

Dick Henthorn
1 February 2013


On the Stories page of HenthornFamily Wiki I posted a 50-page PDF document titled, A Collection of Documents about Members of the Conger Family, compiled by Richard E. Henthorn and Robert Guilinger.

I apologize for the fact that a blank page appears in the document. This was probably caused by the program I was using to generate the PDF.

I'm gathering GIF images that I used years ago on some of my webpages. I renamed some of them to group similar buttons in sets. Some of the images have already been uploaded to my RootsWeb Freepages space and you will see them on pages I have been sharing on the Wiki. (I used one of those images on this page.)

For years I've wanted to upload a set of webpages created by one of my genealogy programs to a website to learn more about the steps in that process. I now have the tools in place to carry out this project. I located a set of PAF pages suitable for the experiment. I'll make this my next combined Freepages and HenthornFamily Wiki project.

31 January 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jackson Family

I continued to add more information to HenthornFamily Wiki. Yesterday I made available a PDF of Recollections and Comments About Jackson Genealogy by Albert Geddes Macdonald.  The Jackson family links to the Henthorn family of Pennsylvania.

It pleases me to be able to once again share some of the projects I accomplished in the past.

Mr. Dickie
30 January 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cemetery Information

Years ago I created three cemetery reports for:

  • Henthorn(e) / Hinthorn(e)
  • Yoho
  • Conger
The three reports are once again available on the Internet. Visit the Cemeteries page on the HenthornFamily Wiki.  At this time I don't intend to update or add to these webpages.

Use the the sidebar links to visit the Wiki.
29 January 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

HenthornFamily Wiki

Extractions Page

I created another page on the HenthornFamily Wiki titled Extractions. I uploaded links to information extracted from documents which haven't been available since the Fall of 2008. They were written by:
  • Norma L. Henthorn and Raymond M. Bell
  • Albert G. Macdonald
28 January 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Collateral Families

HenthornFamily Wiki

Today I added links to many webpages about Atkinson, Conger, McCoy, Yoho, Erlewine, Henthorn Families of Monroe County, Ohio which when studied comprehensively will reveal links between the Atkinson family and other early families of Monroe county, Ohio.

27 January 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Collateral Families

HenthornFamily Wiki

I created a Collateral Families page on the HenthornFamily Wiki where I posted links to articles written by Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak about the following Monroe County, Ohio families:
  • Atkinson
  • Baker
  • Kyger
  • Yoho
The webpages, which I created, are hosted on the website of the Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
26 January 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

HenthornFamily Wiki

New Stories

Today I added links to six stories on the Stories page of the HenthornFamily Wiki.  These stories were last shared on the Internet in the Fall of 2008.

Five of the stories were written by siblings, Herman Henthorn and Mary Josephine (Jo) (Henthorn) Bolerjack.  One of the stories was written by yours truly, Richard E. (Edson) Henthorn. Jo Bolerjack and Richard Henthorn collaborated on Henthorn genealogy for many years. Richard served as typist and editor on the stories written by Jo and Herman.

25 January 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013


HenthornFamily Wiki

The Recollections of Ruth Evelin (Carlson) Henthorn are once again available on the Internet. The link is on the "Stories" page of the HenthornFamily Wiki.

24 January 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

HenthornFamily Wiki

New Pages

I'm pleased to announce that there is a new page, Letters, on the HenthornFamily Wiki as of 23 Jan 2013.

After nearly five years I am once again making available the letters of:
  • Reverend Daniel Hitt
  • Charles Otto Henthorn
The Daniel Hitt letters are of particular interest to anyone studying the early history of the Henthorn family in America because some of them were written by family members who resided in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Notice there is a button near the bottom of each webpage which will return you to the HenthornFamily Wiki.

23 January 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

FreePages Project

FreePages Project

This morning I posted a link to the Civil War Diary of William Lock Henthorn on the HenthornFamily Wiki.  I create a new page, Stories, on the Wiki where links to stories will be posted.  Look for Stories in the left hand column.  The Civil War Diary file resides in my FreePages space on RootsWeb.  When you view the webpage you'll discover that there is a navigation button at the bottom of the page which you can click to return to the Stories page on the wiki.

To assist in navigation from by Google blogs a link to the HenthornFamily Wiki was added to the sidebar "Links" area of the four blogs.

As time and my interest permit I plan to upload other files, created prior to the Fall of 2008, to the Internet thus making them available once again to anyone who's interested.

As always your feedback is welcome.

You can send me Email at:

22 January 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013


My FreePages Project

I'm working on my RootsWeb FreePages account. 

1) accessed my FreePages using the RootsWeb editor
2) accessed the FreePages using FireFTP
3) in the Misc community (the default area) created sub-directories for "testing" "henthorn" and "graphics"
4) uploaded nine GIF files I used in my genealogy HTML to "graphics"
5) uploaded one HTML file to "testing"
6) created a folder structure on my computer for storing the components

I believe this completes all of the housekeeping steps that needed to be accomplished.

Next, I'll edit one of my old HTML files from the days when I had a genealogy website on AOL to get it ready for upload to FreePages.

My current plans are to grant access to anything I post on FreePages via the:
HenthornFamily Wiki
Further testing will be necessary to determine whether this will work or not.

Mr. Dickie
20 January 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Using Google Search with RootsWeb FreePages provides free space where you can build a genealogy website.  The service, part of Rootsweb, is called FreePages.

Here's a Google search command you can use to find pages with the word Henthorn in the FreePages area of RootsWeb. To look for another surname simply replace Henthorn with the surname of interest. (Note: It is important to put a space (blank) between the "/" and the surname Henthorn. This may not evident in my post, depending on how the long search term appears on your screen.)

site: Henthorn

As of 18 January 2013, when I tested this search there were over 800 hits.

18 January 2013