Monthly Archives: February 2014

EXCERPT/Link: Surname Database: Justice Last Name Origin

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William La Justis, which was dated circa 1200, in the “Ancient Deeds of Suffolk”, during the reign of King John, known as “Lackland”, 1199 – 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

via Surname Database: Justice Last Name Origin.

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Posted by on February 16, 2014 in Justice, Leads, Surnames



EXCERPT/Link: Register for Course – Website Building

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Web Building Basics

A. Why build a family website?

B. A thumbnail look at copyright law

C. Dealing with overwhelm

D. Geek Speak: The language of the Web

E. The essentials of a good website

F. Samples of family tree sites

G. How to guard your family’s sensitive information

H. Optimizing Your Site for Mobile Devices

I. Resources

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Lesson 2: Web Site Platforms
 A.    Introduction
       B.    Pre-formatted sites
       C.    Google Sites
              I.    Setup
              II.    Site Appearance: Themes and Layout
              III.    Privacy Settings
              IV.    Additional Help
              V.    Example
       D.    Weebly
              I.    Setup
              II.    Themes
              III.    Privacy Settings
              IV.    Additional Help
              V.    Example
        E.    Posterous
              I.    Setup
              II.    Manage Spaces
              III.    Privacy Settings
              IV.    Additional Help
              V.    Example 

Lesson 3: Build a Site on Blogger or WordPress       
       A.    Introduction
       B.    Blogger 
               I.    How to set up a Blogger account
              II.    Choosing a Blogger template
              III.    Adding gadgets
              IV.    Setting up post elements
              V.    Your first post
              VI.    Examples of sites built with Blogger
              I. How to set up a WordPress account
              II. Choosing a WordPress theme
              III. Adding widgets
              IV. WordPress settings
              V. Exploring the dashboard
              VI. Writing posts
              VII.    Adding images to your posts
              VIII.    Examples of sites built with WordPress
       D.    Resources

Lesson 4: Let’s Launch!       
       A.    Pick your platform
       B.    Elements of your website
       C.    Planning content
              I.  research
              II. stories
              III. photos
              IV. genealogy
              V. historic events
      D.    How to cite online references
      E.     Sharing your site with others
      F.     Resources
      G.    Summary