Sunday, December 28, 2014

Henthorn Lanes

The Henthorn Lanes bowling alley in Woodsfield, OH is closing.
I regret that we didn't met the owners during our visits to Woodsfield.

Dick Henthorn
28 December 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Making A Shareable CD

Yesterday I decided it was time to learn how to make a shareable CD with RootsMagic.

The idea is to load an entire genealogy file onto a CD that can be handed to, or mailed, to someone who doesn't have a genealogy program. The file is displayed with a modified version of RootsMagic which doesn't allow updates to the file.  A clickable menu is displayed on the screen when the CD is inserted in the drive.

The person who receives the CD can:

  • move around in the genealogy file
  • create and print reports in various formats
Because there are executable files on the disk, with the .exe file extension I don't see an easy way to share the package via Email.  Sharing by physically transferring the CD to the recipient seems to be the best option.

Dick Henthorn
22 December 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software

Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software:

From Gizmo's website.

'via Blog this'

HenthornFamily Wiki

I did some updates to my HenthornFamily Wiki.  Most of the links on the Wiki take the viewer to web pages that aren't stored on the Wiki. I modified many of the links to open in a "new" window. This makes it easy to return to the Wiki after viewing the web page. As time permits I'll continue to work on this project.

If you are interested in my genealogy projects I encourage you to visit the Wiki. You can visit as a Guest with no need to "Join." If you are interested in collaboration you can contact me with a request for membership. Members can: edit pages, create pages, and upload files.

An easy way to find the Wiki is to use Google Search. In the search box enter, "HenthornFamily" with no spaces. When I tested, the first hit in the list took me to the Wiki.

Comments, corrections and additions are welcome. It's especially important that any broken links are reported and fixed or removed.

Dick Henthorn
7 December 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

HenthornFamily Wiki

HenthornFamily Wiki

Today I am pleased to announce that the HenthornFamily Wiki is once again active and available to family and friends who are interested in my genealogy projects.

The WikiSpaces company discontinued "free" Wiki space.  Rather than lose all of the information I've been sharing I decided to pay for a one-year subscription at the "Plus" level.  I haven't thought much about what features this will entail.  Perhaps the most important aspect is that the subscription includes 2GB of space.

Did you know that the HenthornFamily Wiki is a collaborative Wiki? This means two things and perhaps more 1) Visitors can make comments and 2) they can post their own information. As far as I know no one has done this in the months that the Wiki has been available.  Therefore, I'm not certain how this works. I'm interested in working with anyone who has the time and interest to try out this idea.

Here's the link to the HenthornFamily Wiki:
HenthornFamily Wiki

After I reactivated the Wiki I noticed there is a problem with PDF files that I stored on the Wiki. They don't display correctly.  I think you can download to your computer.  Before I contact the Help folks I'll need to refresh my memory about how files are uploaded and stored on the Wiki.  I wonder if the problem has anything to do with the fact that my account was inactive for a while since they stopped offering the "free" space.  I'm making no promises about how soon I'll deal with and resolve the problem.  I apologize for any inconvenience.

Dick Henthorn
4 December 2014