Website revamp complete!

I know the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and I’ve been intending to update my genealogy site for more than a decade. I created it in the early 2000s, back when sites were html, not mobile friendly (few had mobile devices!), and sometimes, a bit unwieldy. Over the years, I’ve found new … Read more

Edward Billings and Elinor Foote Lodge

I was updating more pages tonight and I started down a winding path to more discoveries (as usual).  As I was transferring census pages from their html versions to WordPress, I looked at the Billing/s family in 1871 and realized two things. 1. I have never found Edward and Elinor in 1881, and 2. I … Read more

Another week of progress

I’ve been chiseling away at this website all week. The problem is, I keep getting distracted looking for more information to add. I wanted to update all the reports, but once I opened my Reunion software, I got caught up researching gaps in the information. Next thing I knew, I’d add generations to many of … Read more

Photo albums added: Bertrand, Billings, Lang, Rushton, and Watson

Sorting and linking to the photos was quite a chore. I have lots of subpages of photos, besides those that were on the main surname pages. I finally selected what gallery plugin I wanted to use, then downloaded all the photos from the old website into one folder. From there, I selected them by surname … Read more

Finished the family pages

I made quite a bit of progress when I rolled out of bed today and again in the past three hours since midnight. I finished the main pages for eleven more surnames: Bromell, Foote, Lang, Lawlor, Oberowski, Ostrander, Palmer, Rushton, Schmachtenberger, Senical, and Watson. I linked them all to the main menu. Then I decided … Read more

Updated tree posted

The old tree was from more than 20 years ago, so I took about an hour tonight to publish a new one. I use Reunion on the Mac and I love it. It’s extremely user-friendly. The report includes 4095 families. It probably needs some cleanup, but it will do for now. See the tree here.

Page update – Billings

I’m trying to take short jaunts on this journey to revamp the website. If I take baby steps every so often, it’ll be done before I know it. Today is Sunday (not that weekends mean much to a retiree), but I normally do my NYT Sunday puzzle while eating brunch. It’s 3:30 and I’ve been … Read more

More progress on the site

Continuing with the site update… I decided to leave the links to all the old html pages while I’m in the midst of the work, so there is at least a working, (albeit dated) site. I have so many decisions to make. For instance, I have an old gedcom tree from 2005 that I created … Read more

Whole Site Update

I’ve been retired from my technical writing career for nearly two years now (hard to believe!) and I’ve been promising myself that I’d streamline and update my genealogy site. I’ve had an old html site I created in 2001 that I’ve updated slightly by adding a link to a WordPress blog in May 2005. Unfortunately, … Read more