There are a number of genealogy programs available. You have the option of using a program for a desktop or laptop computer, or an internet site. You can even use more than one. In my case, I have the following programs on my computer: Legacy 8 Deluxe Rootsmagic 7 Family tree maker 2012 And, as… Continue reading Decide on a family tree program
There may be a time when you want to add data from a spreadsheet you have to a table on your website. There are options of saving the spreadsheet as a webpage, but you may not want to show the whole spreadsheet as a webpage, but just a section within the spreadsheet. After searching Google… Continue reading Converting Excel data to HTML tables
One of the biggest concerns when you have a WordPress blog is the amount of spam comments you end up with. Fortunately, there are options available for reducing the amount of spam comments you get. One option is to use the plugin Spam Free WordPress. To instal a plugin on WordPress, login to your Admin… Continue reading How to reduce spam on a WordPress blog
When I first tried to integrate my existing TNG site with a WordPress blog, I had difficulties getting the integration to work. I first tried the instructions at http://tng.lythgoes.net/wiki/index.php?title=Using_TNG_and_WordPress_with_the_tng-wordpress-plugin. I had so much trouble with these instructions, that I ended up having to uninstall WordPress completely. The process I eventually used was found at http://www.kloosterman.be/info/how-i-made-my-tng-wp-website/ Once the WordPress/TNG integration is working,… Continue reading Integrating WordPress with an existing TNG site
When you start your family history, the best place to start is with records you may already have. The types of records that you can use include. Certificates – birth, baptism, death, and marriage certificates. These are the best records for family history research, as they give first hand details of birth, death and marriage events. … Continue reading Types of records to use to begin your family history.
In response to an email requesting more information, I have done some more research on Donald Meiklejohn, born 1803 in Caithness, Scotland, died 1863 in Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia, and his family. The email was asking if I had information about Donald's immigration to Australia. The first thing to do was to look at… Continue reading Donald Meiklejohn 1803-1863
In my system of organising my family history research, I will be using an index to find my family history records. Part of the process will include copying file names from the computer to Excel. In order to find an easier way of doing this, rather than copying file names individually, I had a search… Continue reading Copying file names to Microsoft Excel
Generally, it is a good idea to keep paper copies of all your research, but there are a couple of reasons why you may decide to no longer keep printed copies of downloaded research and emails. 1. A lack of space. As you accumulate information over the years, you may find that you no longer have enough space… Continue reading Whether you should keep paper copies of your research