WordPress for Genealogy: Adding a Lineage Snapshot Box to Blog Posts About Ancestors, Part III

Snapshots Library Copied to Plugin

The final part in the series on my process for creating the biographical profile box that I attach to each blog post about a particular ancestor. How and where I maintain a master Snapshot Box code library, back it up, and annotate it with notes. Works on self-hosted Wordpress, freemium hosted Wordpress.com, and Blogger.

Marketing the Archives: Newseum on how the New York Herald reported Lincoln’s Assassination 150 years ago

Newseum Video - Lincoln Assassination

This short one-minute video from the Newseum is an excellent example of using archival collections for digital storytelling, and of how special collections can be marketed with very little expense and simple multimedia technologies. The video includes a mix of digitized newspapers, historical images, and other primary source documents.

Marketing the Library: Great new marketing video from Common Craft

Marketing Plan Graphic

While I love seeing the media write about libraries, I cringe every time I see a headline along the lines of “Libraries aren’t just about books anymore” or “Libraries aren’t just quiet places anymore”. Because those are really outdated perceptions of libraries. At least… according to us librarians. Common Craft has produced a new video to help the public understand how libraries have changed in the Internet Age.

WordPress for Genealogy: Adding a Lineage Snapshot Box to Blog Posts About Ancestors, Part II

Global Content Blocks - Dropdown Selection Choice

The second step in how I display and maintain biographical profile boxes on blog posts about ancestors and relatives. Using the Wordpress Global Content Blocks plugin to manage biographical data and reuse it over, with as little repeated work as necessary. Also a discussion on why I go with the plugin instead of custom functions in my child them.

Marketing Historical Documents: The British Library Celebrates 800 Years of the Magna Carta

Magna Carta, 1215

On 15 June 2015, the Magna Carta turns 800 years old. Highlighting some of the ways the British Library is marketing this celebration, and educating the public about this significant historical document that changed English law and has had a worldwide impact.

Blogging for Genealogy: Adding a Lineage Snapshot Box to Ancestor Posts in WordPress.com & Blogger

Genealogy Snapshot Box Diagram

How I generate, style, and populate the contents in the Genealogy Snapshot box I include for each ancestor on my family history Wordpress site. And how those of you using Blogger and free Wordpress.com can “pretty up” your box even without access to edit your theme’s style sheet.