Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dead Fred - a Photo Archive

Want to find a picture of an ancestor?  Check out Dead Fred - a Genealogy Photo Archive.  Most of the pictures posted are free to download.  There are thousands of pictures.  Type in your ancestor's name and see what comes up. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Where did the old stuff go on FamilySearch?

Have you been wondering what happened to the Old FamilySearch where you could search through the IGI or Ancestral File, etc.?  Well, for a time, it is still around.  Here is how to find it.

1.  Go to
2.  When looking at the home page - take a look to the Right Side of the page and you will see a blue box that says "Go to Previous Site".  Click on that button.
3.  Now you are at the old view of FamilySearch.  From here put your cursor over SEARCH RECORDS (found in the blue menu bar) to see the drop down menu.  Click on ADVANCED SEARCH.
4.  Now you can see the various programs on the Left Side of the screen that you will be able to search.

I hope this helps!  I am not sure how much longer this old site will be available but for now, enjoy!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Blogging Helps

Recently I taught a class about Blogging.  For those interested in setting up a blog (free of course), check out  Come up with a title for you blog and a website address.  If you need assistance, contact me by email. 

Be sure to read the HELP section for questions.  To customize the look of you blog, open the DESIGN tab then TEMPLATE DESIGNER.  Check out my handouts for assistance.  (Class Handouts)

Below are some websites I found to help with a variety of aspects of blogging.  (Provided by WordPress)

Here is a great site that will explain just about everything about blogging.   Listed below are some of the main topics that will help you with blogging.  See the All Topics to get even more topics of interest.

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