I’m almost finished with my next post. I’m actually attacking my desperately messy office area. I’m excited about it. It is actually working!!!!! And I’m sharing every step with you along the way.
One of my personal complaints about genealogy clean-up articles is that it’s just “too simple”. Too easy to achieve. You want to start and realize you have no idea HOW to begin. Oh — and one more thing. There’s YOU and that’s it. No helpful team. No good friend that is as good at genealogy as you are or better. Anyone identify?
Basically this first article in the “Cleaning [Genealogy] Office” series is written. I’m just adding lots of REAL pictures. I figure if I show you the REAL thing, you’ll understand that if I can do it, so can you.
Ignore the Read More below. This post is a short one.
And I don’t know how to make this go away. Sigh!
Geez! I get it looking good and someone trashes my desk for me again! Whoops. Just looked in the mirror and the someone is me. The mess is as bad as the last time. How on earth!!!! I had such good intentions too.
I made this statement yesterday while volunteering at our genealogy library and got a few smiles in the room. Plus some comments like “been there, done that” or “why should you be any different”.
I’m sure this is not restricted to just people into genealogy. But it DOES seem to plague us fairly often.
Identifying why my desk got trashed again & how to find a permanent solution.Read More
RootsMagic, Legacy, & Family Tree Maker can merge places (locations).
Merging places (locations) is similar on all three software programs. While all three programs allow you to merge multiple places (locations) simultaneously, I ***STRONGLY SUGGEST***starting with just two places. To my knowledge there is no “unmerge” if you goof. Trust me on this — it’s far easier to fix one of those if you are only merging two places.
Utilizing the information from prior articles, How to Enter Counties in Genealogy Databases & Using Abbreviations in Locations, you should now know how you want the data to appear on most of everything in places (locations).
Never hurts to read a few things before you start.
In the following paragraphs are several articles on the merge location action as well as the quick way to find help on this merge within the software.Read More
Child Theme created & implemented. Really wasn’t that hard at all. Rather mad at myself for putting it off in the first place.
Prior to update: I am now (beginning at 4pm CDT) to install the upgrade to the template. In order to do so, I must assign a different template. This will cause the site to appear differently for the short time that the upgrade template installs and I turn it on. I will UPDATE this post (look for UPDATE) in the title when all is complete.
I utilized the two links to create the child theme provided in WP: Not creating a child theme early results in major hassle later and have two pieces of information to add.Read More
Trust me — you will NEED a child theme
And on top of being behind in posting – now my WordPress theme has an update and I didn’t make a child theme!
Sure would be nice to have a fairy godmother to fly in with her magic wand and abracadabra! Child Theme created and knowledge of same zapped into my head.
Why didn’t I create one? And learning HOW to create one?
I must have learned SOMETHING in the last four months because I now wonder why I didn’t create a child theme in the first place.Read More