Posted by Liv | Filed under Those Places Thursday
It is “Those Places Thursday” at geneabloggers.com! This blogging prompt allows genea-bloggers a chance to reminiscence about how and where their ancestors lived and to write about “those places” via stories or photos. Today, I’m reminiscent about what life was like for my Texas ancestors in 1940. What really got me thinking about this particular decade in our country’s history was the new Texas infographic I saw online last week at Ancestry.com’s Blog.
Check out the infographic below and tell me if you remember any, or all, of these 1940 events from Texas’ past!
Tags: 1940 census, 7-11, 7-Elevens, ancestry.com, Carl Fletcher, cattle, Circle K, convenience stores, corny dogs, houston, infographics, information graphics, Lone Star beer, Neil Fletcher, texas, Texas State Fair, Those Places Thursday, Tote'ms, U-Totem
Posted by Liv | Filed under Tech Tuesday
When I wanted to go “mobile” with my family research earlier this year, I was a bit frustrated by the fact that most, if not all, of the popular genealogy apps available were developed mainly for iPad/iPhone, and Android devices. As a result, me and my wonderful Windows Phone were left out in the cold . . . that is until Relative History by Papillon Productions — the first genealogy application available for Windows Phone Platform — was born!
So what are my thoughts about Relative History? Read the rest of this entry…
Posted by Liv | Filed under Genealogy Fun
Okay it’s Sunday night and not Saturday night, but being the techie that I am, I simply could not resist exploring last night’s Genealogy Fun activity by genealogy extraordinaire – Randy Seaver. Last night’s mission was to create – “The Music of Our Ancestors” – an activity suggested to him by his facebook friend M. Diane Rogers.
So out of curiosity, I decided to accept this mission and my assignment was to:
1) Go to www.p22.com/musicfont/ and enter a text phrase or sentence into the P22 Music Text Composition Generator. Enter a file name, the beats per minute you want (120 is slow, 1200 is really fast), and the instrument (from the dropdown list).
2) Play your music text composition. Can you find a way to put it on your blog?
3) Tell us about your musical text compositions – what did you try, what sounded great? Have fun!”
So here goes . . .