We all know family tree charts can be beautiful works of art displayed on the wall, but with a little bit of effort and imagination they can also become eye-catching design elements inside your family history that grab your reader’s attention and help them keep track of who’s who in the narrative.
Spring’s stormy season is upon us with hurricane season right behind it. Do you have a plan for dealing with the disasters these storms can cause?
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Have you visited the genealogy page on Internet Archive? If you haven’t – or haven’t been there recently – you may want to stop by for a look. There are currently close to 40,000 digital publications ranging from family genealogies and local histories to parish registers and city directories.
Here’s another important reason why every family historian/geneablogger needs to make metadata a part of their research world. The metadata keywords you include in your blog are the digital equivalent to billboards on the highway telling you where to find tourist attractions (See Rock City comes to mind), food, gas stations and other things the traveler wants. With metadata, your keywords are billboards for search engines – directing them to your blog and even to specific posts.
Would you like to include maps in your family history projects, but can’t find anything that isn’t copyrighted? Take a look at the National Atlas. It’s a map-making platform sponsored by the federal government that lets you build your own maps.
If you’ve been blogging for more than a couple of days, you’ve noticed the limited number of fonts available for use on your site. These are known as web-safe fonts because they are the few fonts found on almost every…
MagCloud is Hewlett-Packard’s self-publishing platform. What is interesting about MagCloud is that it isn’t a book publishing business. Instead, its focus is on magazine-style publications. MagCloud not only supports magazines, it’s a great place to produce and publish quarterly journals,…