- Research and document my findings for
- Viola Drury
- Sarah Elizabeth Love
- Belva Adeline Hatch
- Jerusha Jane Carroll
- William Bennett
- Update both my Freepages site and WorldConnect database and email a RootsMagic backup to my Gmail account
- Add 2 direct-line ancestors to my research wiki
- Keep working on the headstone photos at Chatt-Jessie Cemetery
“My name is Earl and I have this list…”
Unlike Earl, I haven’t touched my “list” this week. As you have probably already figured out, I am in the process of a major web site revamp. But, I think I’m about done with the heavy lifting, so I can get back to research very soon.
I needed the break anyway…
My current “genealogy site” consists of
- A WordPress.com blog- free
- Picasa Web Albums- 1GB free
- A PBworks wiki- free
- A RootsWeb FreePages account- free
- A WorldConnect database- free
That’s a mouth-full! All linked together, of course. But still separate…kinda confused, jumbled around…but all FREE…
In the past, I have also maintained a hosted web site, using different genealogy and image gallery programs. Less than $100/yr, but a lot of work. And I was never really satisfied with the outcome. I couldn’t find an image gallery that I liked, and there was no way to directly connect the online genealogy software to my desktop RootsMagic database. Each had to be updated separately: they just didn’t work and play well together!
Still, I’ve been thinking about going back to a hosted site. Two reasons: more control of my site’s appearance and my dissatisfaction with Picasa Web Albums.
After reading Pat Geary’s ebook Working With Rootsweb FreePages Accounts, I got to thinking…
In this series
First of all, thanks to Pat Geary of Genealogy Computer Tips & Tutorials for writing this very handy (and free!) ebook.
I have had a RootsWeb FreePages account for many years, actually one of the first things I did when I been researching my family history. I have re-done my site many times, using many different programs, but it was still not much more than an after-thought. I just kind of tossed my GEDCOM up to it and forgot about it.
Then I read Pat’s ebook…