Last Friday I presented two citations composed solely of broken URLs and I challenged you to write full citations for them. (See “Darned Image Citations.”) The two can be used to illustrate two different techniques for recovering from broken URLs. I’m not surprised to find the Wayback Machine is involved . . . Great tips!…… Continue reading Two Techniques for Healing Broken Links
If you have ancestors who lived in London, you will find Collage, The London Picture Archive, a gorgeous look into your family history. It took two years to digitize more than 250,000 images and maps. The result is a gorgeous site that will amaze and delight. There’s an impressive search component, but the best way…… Continue reading A Picture Map of London History
After a number of software migrations, my genealogy data has found a delightfully function home at MacFamilyTree/MobileFamilyTree. They recently released version 8 with some impressive new features and useful updates to existing ones. I found the places management updates especially interesting since that area of my database needs work – a lotta work. Over the last…… Continue reading Places Please!
The American Battle Monuments Commission manages the overseas military cemeteries, memorials, monuments and markers from World War I, World War II and the Korean War. This includes Normandy American Cemetery, Flanders Field American Cemetery, Guadalcanal Memorial and the Honolulu Memorial. The American Battle Monuments collection is quite impressive, but even more interesting is how it…… Continue reading American Battle Monuments Commission at Fold3
Mac users – did you know that your Spotlight search feature (the little magnifying glass icon at the far left of the menu bar) gives you quick access to the Dictionary app? As you type the word you want to look up, the Spotlight panel displays a list of things on your system matching your search. One…… Continue reading In the Spotlight
I use Evernote and the MacFamilyTree/MobileFamilyTree combo to manage my family research. Both genealogy apps share the same data files which reside in iCloud. To keep file sizes down, I don’t attach a lot of media files (photos, scanned documents, etc.) to my records. Fortunately, both apps include URLs as a media option. This allows me to put…… Continue reading Link to an Evernote from Your Genealogy App