Liblady's Genealogy Blog

New Header
June 11, 2011, 7:26 am
Filed under: Photographs, Study

This is a photograph from the collection of Dedria Ashworth.  I have her permission to use it.

One of the students in my WordPress class was asking about the changing the header.  The instructor gave some simple instructions to prepare the photo for the header.  I took those instructions and was able to choose a section of this photo to make it fit in the header.

1. In Appearance>Theme>Header  : Check the size of the header.

2. Find a photo that is in landscape not portrait. (Unless your header has a picture in landscape.)

3. Then open the Photo in Photoshop.

4.  Use the Change Canvas setting, and put in the dimensions from the head.

5. Experiment until you have the section you want to use.

6. Save the photo as a .jpg (this was originally a .tiff), I saved to my desktop.

7.  Back to Appearance>Theme>Header

8. Browse for the photo Upload, select the new photo, SAVE.

These instructions are for me, if I ever want to change the header again.



Trying a new idea
June 5, 2011, 8:29 pm
Filed under: Personal History, Study

I am taking a class on using Word Press.  Today’s lesson was about adding media, photographs, pdf files, word documents, slide shows, and others.  I want to experiment by making a slide show of pictures take at our family gathering in 1970.  I added some of the photos to my previous blog post Secrets Not.

This slideshow will have some additional photos included in it.

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New Study
January 3, 2011, 3:59 pm
Filed under: Study | Tags:

I have enrolled in a class from FamilyTree University. I have looked at the first week’s lesson. The course is Source Documentation 101: How to Cite Genealogy Sources Accurately and effectively. Lesson 1: Why Should I Cite Sources? I hope to become more proficient in recording my sources.

After all of these years of telling students to cite their source, I am finding out how important it is to cite my sources for information relating to my genealogy. It is a pain, but from experience, it needs to be done. The reading for today reminded me that one reason to cite, is to be able to find the information again. More than one I have found some documentation and then, spend a lot of time trying to find it again. The internet should make it easy. HA HA.

One item that was provided, helped me to see where a specific bit of information fits in to the citation. The URL was listed as the call number, when I think about it, that makes sense. The call number is the “street address” for the book, so the URL is the “street address” for the website.

One question I have is how to cite a source, that I have several different pages I use. Is it one source, or is each page a separate source. I hope to have an answer for this, when I complete this course.

Looking forward, to working through the 4 lessons, and reading Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian by Elizabet Shown Mills.

I will continue to work on the Weisleder family, I am getting close to finalizing the information I have on each member. Then will go back and proof. The only problem with genealogy, you always find some information that will change the data for some one you had worked on earlier.

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