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.
Such a great idea and would work well with the memories section of Family Tree on FamilySearch! I'm adding this to my to - do list!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Amie! I didn't know it would work on Family Search, thanks for letting me no I did a series on some of my Mormon Ancestors that I will add as soon as possible.Delete
Love your idea!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jeanne!Delete
I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds posts at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2015/08/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-august-7.html
Have a great weekend!
Thank you so much, Jana!Delete
Great idea. Thanks so much.ReplyDelete
Your welcome, Vicki!Delete
I add a link to my blog posts on Ancestry.com by clicking the web links section of a person's page and adding the link and blog title. I decided not to add them as stories because I wanted people to actually come to the blog and explore whatever else I may have written about our shared ancestors. I am also writing a book on one of my Scottish lines. As I write about a person I add them to a much more streamlined tree on FamilySearch. I add the blog link to the page as well. I also add a link in the electronic book to the FamilySearch tree. I wanted a place that was free and known to an international audience.ReplyDelete
I have always used Ancestry's web links but with the new version I can't find them except for on the home page. You are doing exactly what I have been doing until this latest upgrade.
The set of links on the home page doesn't really meet my purpose since I can't put the link exactly where I want it to go. I really don't know what to do now but I have a few ideas that I am going to work through and if they work then I will update my post.
I am currently making a list of which surnames I have written and will be adding them to FamilySearch as I work to build my tree there
With kinda regards,