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Sep 10, 2007

Published Sept 10, 2007

EPISODE 26 SHOW NOTES

I'll be at the Northern Utah Genealogy Jamboree in Ogden this Saturday September 15, 2007.  Booth #302. (Listen to Episode 25)

Gem:  Organizing Your Internet Favorite Bookmarks
To Rename Bookmarked Websites in your Internet Explorer Favorites:

  1. In Internet Explorer click the yellow star with the green plus sign
  2. Click Organize Favorites 
  3. Click to highlight the website link that you want to rename
  4. Click the RENAME button.
  5. Type the new name
  6. Press Enter key

A more comprehensive organization strategy:
First Level example:
FUNNY STUFF
GENEALOGY
RECIPES
STOCK TRADING, etc.

Within the GENEALOGY folder you could have:

Blogs
Libraries
Podcasts
Societies
Military Resources
Surnames - containing folders for each major surname I'm researching. 
Etc...

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

To Alphabetize Your Favorites:

  1. Click the yellow star favorites button on your Internet browser
  2. This will open up the window so you can see the folders in your Favorites list
  3. Right click you mouse anywhere in the white space of that window
  4. click SORT BY NAME

And all your folders will snap back into alphabetical order. 

Be sure and subscribe to the free Genealogy Gems Podcast Newsletter...Coming in the October edition: yet another way to use your iPod as a family history tool.  Go to the Newsletter page and send an email to subscribe.    

Announcing the premiere of the newest Genealogy Gems Production: The Socks to America. This video is a documentary spoof (a la Ken Burns) chronicling the immigration of the fictitious "Sockish" people (aka Sock Puppets). I invite Genealogists & Historians alike to sit back and enjoy a chuckle at our favorite pastime.