I have been wracking my brain to find other ways of sharing my blog. I am not a Twitter person but I do share on Pintrest and Facebook. I also save my blog posts to my computer, external hard drive and cloud as well as Dropbox. I want to share what I have come up with because I think it is easy and a great way to preserve the posts we write for future generations.
The fantastic idea I came up with is a simple 4 step process so that I can attach each of the post(s) I have written to the appropriate family or family members I have discussed in my blog. I have only done this with Ancestry and Family Tree Maker 2014. I have no idea if it will work in other programs such as Legacy Family Tree and Roots Magic.
Here are the steps I took:
- I pulled up my profile Samuel Edgar Nelson Plowden (1777-1841) in my Ancestry Tree and clicked on Gallery and then "I want to upload a story."
- I went back to my post, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Samuel Edgar and Agness DuPree Plowden" and proceeded to copy the entire post (including the pictures) and pasted it into the word processer program I use with Google Drive.
- Then I renamed the document and saved it to my computer. I checked to be sure the pictures were in the document.
- I then uploaded the new pdf file I created with Google Drive to Ancestry.com. I filled in the description box with the title of my post, the name & location of the cemetery and the appropriate link. I used the date of the post for the date entry.