Thursday, February 21, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

New Posts On HenthornFamily Wiki

Additional links to "Collateral Families" posted yesterday and today to the HenthornFamily Wiki. Look for "Cresap" and "Powell."

I'm enjoying how I can use the Wiki to present my information in a more organized (I hope) manner. I have files stored all over the Internet and I have links to the files of others. I discovered a few broken links to pages shared by other researchers.  I deleted the broken links from my posts. (You are always welcome to inform me of any broken links you encounter on my pages.)
16 February 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Cresap Links

I added a set of links to information about the family of Thomas Cresap - Maryland Pioneer to the Collateral Families page of the HenthornFamily Wiki. One of the links explains the relationship of Frances (Low) Henthorn to the Cresap family. Two of the links are for Major General Edward Otho Cresap Ord for whom Fort Ord, California, was named.
15 February 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Memories of the Olden Days

Before they are allowed to collect social security, every parent and grandparent alive should be required to sit down with their children and record their memories of the olden days. The tapes should be played at every birthday--the tribal storytellers telling the stories of their family's earlier days so that a child can have a family memory. (Lewis B. Smedes, A Pretty Good Person, p.104) 10 February 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

7 Ways To Keep A Personal Journal

7 Ways To Keep A Personal Journal: - Make Use Of article about blogging and journaling written by Aaron Couch.

When a person, working on genealogy, has the good fortune to find a diary or journal written by a family member they are very lucky. Have you considered leaving a record behind for your own family? Using your computer to keep a journal or blog is worth trying. Blogs or journals can be either public or private. Give thought to whether you will want to print your posts at some point. Some of the suggestions in the article might not be easy to print.

The article didn't mention using Google Blogger which I use for four public blogs and one private blog.

'via Blog this'

Monday, February 4, 2013

HenthornFamily Wiki

John Henthorn (Hinthorn) & Margaret Downard

On 4 February 2013 I added a link to a RootsMagic website I created for John Henthorn and Margaret Downard. Descendants in this family all spelled the surname, Hinthorn(e). Living descendants live in McLean county, Illinois, around Independence, KS and on the west coast.

This RootsMagic website consists of 1166 files. The source file resides on my old desktop computer which has some issues. After the website was created I used the freeware program, 7-Zip, to compress the files into one Zipped file. I used my Gmail account to send this file to myself, thus in effect, moving the website components from the old computer to my laptop computer. I unzipped the compressed file onto the laptop and checked to determine whether I could open the website.

The RootsWeb Editor was used to create a folder for johnhinthorn on my FreePages account. Then I used the FireFTP application of Firefox to execute the batch upload of the 1166 files to the new folder.

The link to the website is on the Henthorn Family Websites page of the HenthornFamily Wiki.  

This project has been on my To-Do List for several years. In order to achieve this goal many components had to be in place and I needed to understand and master how to use various software tools.

If you'd like to go directly to the website, rather than visiting the Wiki, here's the link.

Dick Henthorn
\4 February 2013