Notes from the past…


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…and every timeline in its place

Unscrambling Dovie McBurnett’s list of husbands, 5 at last count, has certainly pointed out the value of a timeline. It has made it much simpler to get all of the “Ex’s” into the correct order and the correct time period in her life. An invaluable tool!

Several months ago, I posted about Timetoast, an online interactive timeline creator that uses Adobe Flash. With it, I have been able to clearly illustrate Dovie’s busy love life! The neat thing about Timetoast is that the timeline can be embedded into a website or blog. That would work perfectly for me, as I use my blog as my research notebook. So having the timeline with all of my other data (documents and photos) seems quite natural.

The problem is that WordPress.com, the host of Bluebonnet Country Genealogy, does not allow flash embeds. Too much potential for abuse, I suppose. So no Timetoast at WordPress.

The solution? Blogger to the rescue!

I created a “plain vanilla” blog, just for the timelines. The link is in the right sidebar, under Research. Please check it out and let me know what you think!