It must be because I'm a simple person. I don't know all this computer lingo. At least I know how to turn it on. Can't afford to pay someone to help me.
I have Windows Internet Explorer I think version 8. I have always used Yahoo as my search place. At one time I did use Google Chrome but kept getting errors and my poor computer seemed to be laboring so hard. But it seems everyone is using Google. So now I have my blog on google I have a yahoo mail account and a gmail account.
I have 8 homepages that open when I click to go on internet. Facebook, Yahoo, Yahoo mail, Geni, Genealogy Wise, FamilySearch, Twitter, and Blogger (my blogs) site. Some I use my yahoo mail address (because when I got my computer and got hooked up with internet that was how I set my email up) the sites I had to have a google account I set up gmail email account). My Facebook account has both email addresses but I use my yahoo email address to sign in but I have all activity go to gmail. (Am I confusing my system?) I have Geni, Genealogy Wise, FamilySearch and Twitter all with my Yahoo email address for signing in. I also use Legacy Family Tree software which I have yahoo email acct setup and Skype Yahoo email.
When trying to setup my blog I may have confused it when adding gadgets. Yesterday I downloaded the dropbox application and I am pretty sure I set up my account with yahoo email address.
I watched the Blogging for beginners (both presentations) from DearMYRTLE. The second one I watched live and then watched it from Legacy archives. There were a couple of people that set up their blogs while webinar was going on (I don't know how they did that). But I'm still lost. I tried to change my template and it won't bring up other than black screen when I hit template design screen is divided with little white box says live under it. but can't do anything. When I set up my blog I just simple template. Figuring I could come back later and change the design.
Oh by the way I get messages on some sites popblocker blocked click here to see. I don't remember if I clicked to see anything there when I set my blog up or not.
Is there anyway I can use 2 windows (one to view the instructions or a blog from ex. DearMYRTLE showing me what to do and have My blog open in the other window doing what is being explained) open at same time.
I want to set up the print friendly gadget, have comments that I can view, have my blog go to and post to facebook and would be nice to have it go to twitter and Genealogy Wise and Geni (not sure if I can have it go there or not).
Sorry if I have you confused. I'm not good at explaining things. I just want everything working right and would be nice to have it all work together. Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated.
I have alot of work on my Legacy Family Tree to get it ready for FamilySearch when we can access it thru Legacy. I'm not sure what all I have to fix to make it like it should be. I know I have to do my addresses and I have to take out all my Mrs. prefixes for wives. (Kinda confused on that if that is what the document says I got name from).
I have alot of genealogy I want to put on here and have it look nice, tell whatever I know about the person and if I have pictures or documents to include (like a birth certificate, marriage license or census record something like that).
I really need to learn how to make my sources better for Legacy I don't know how to write the source for say a 1930 US Census from Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org or Footenote. I have a lot of learning to do and some of the same census info came from all locations. And another question on this is if I have the image of the document that I downloaded can I include it for that person. And if I can do I have to make it private or can I keep it public.
Also need help with links. I know your supposed to put complete url address in but I can't always see the whole address. And in my Legacy Family Tree I didn't put url addresses in most of my sources just where I got it from if I remembered to source it.
I want to set this up so it looks professional and is understandable and easy.
Well I guess I have rambled on enough for now. Hope someone can sure help me out and get me unconfused.