Thursday, May 31, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hello fellow Genealogy Hunters!  Lets continue with setting up your Genealogy Homepage.  U have signed in to igoogle and your homepage has been saved and now u r ready to delete gadgets and add ur custom genealogy gadgets.  At the top of the gadget u want to delete, click downarrow in top right of the gadget and a pull down menu will appear, click on delete gadget.   Delete all the gadgets u don't want first.   Now lets add genealogy gadgets.  Click on add gadget right upper corner. A new page will appear.   In the gadget search box type in genealogy.   All gadgets pertaining to Genealogy will appear.  Go down thru the gadgets and add what appeals to you.   When done, click themes, upper righthand corner and pick ur theme.   When done click the home button and it will appear as your new genealogy homepage.   If u want to move the gadgets around to different spots on the homepage just hover over the blue space at the top of gadget window, hold down the left mouse button and move it where u want.   cga

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hunters, how was your memorial day weekend?   Were you able to record some great stories from ur veteran relatives.   This week we are learning how to set up ur Genealogical homepage on igoogle.   By now u should have a gmail account.   If not, sign up for one.   It is a great way to keep ur genealogy in the forefront.  We are going to call it your Genealogy Dashboard.   This dashboard will contain gadgets.   What r gadgets?   They r windows to carry out tasks like weather, date and time, notes, etc...Please note that google appears and behaves differently on different types of computers.   Igoogle also makes changes without notice.   Until tomorrow when we will actually setup the dashboard.    cga

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hello everyone, sorry so late in the day.   I am going to continue with google for genealogy "Working Offline".   It is inevitable that u will some day need 2 work offline.   U an catch up on email or write one offline and when u go back up, u can send.   U must however tell google this!!   Under settings, tap offline and google will download a local cache of your mail which syncs with gmail's servicers while u r connected.   Tomorrow we will catch up with your Memorial Weekend and how u did recording stories.   Until then.....cga

Friday, May 25, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Happy Memorial Weekend to all!!   Its a good time to be taking your voice recorder and talking to older relatives about past memorial weekend memories.   Remember, today is Free Genealogy Question Friday??  Have a great weekend   cga

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Genealogy (Lov of the Hunt)

Hi fellow hunters.   How is your hunting?   Have u found any gr8 finds?  I want to keep you all updated on the status of the 1940 census indexing by and   One is a paid subscription and the other is free.  Remember, you can access from your local libraries.  Check their websites for further information such as day and times they are open. has 4 states indexed including Delaware, Nevada, DC and Maine. has more states available due to the fact that millions of volunteers are helping them to index.   You can check periodically what states are indexed by going to their website.   Today, the following states are 100% indexed:   AL, AZ, CO, DE, FL, HI, ID, KS, LA, MS, NV, NH, OR, UT, WY, VA.   Good luck and have fun.   cga

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

FRIDAY !!!  Free Genealogical question???   I will answer your question right here on my blog.   Have a gr8 weekend and go visiting.   cga

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hello fellow hunters, just a tip for today!  Remember, when looking for a document such as a death certificate u  need to do some preliminary work ahead of time such as follow your ancestor thru the census.   Always remember to cite your sources and prove those sources.   Until tomorrow,  we will continue with Google for Genealogy, happy hunting   cga

Monday, May 14, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the hunt)

Did everyone get to see their relatives this weekend?  Did u remember your voice recorders?    I am sure you have some questions, Free Friday Genealogy question is extended to today.   Hope to hear from you.   cg

Friday, May 11, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Yea its Friday!   Weekend cemetery hunting anyone?   Find a grave needs lots of volunteers!   How about u?  Today is Free Friday Genealogy Question?   Ask me, CGA, any genealogy question free and I'll answer u right here on my blog.   Happy Mother's Day.   Take the voice recorder to your mom's house on Sunday!!  cga

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its Thursday, closer to the weekend and closer to Mother's Day!   R u going to visit relatives this weekend?   Don't forget to take the voice recorder.   I am sure there will be lots of stores about past Mother's Days.  Just a reminder, has free six states indexed for the 1940 census.   They are:  Delaware, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Virginia and New Hampshire.   Also, has Nevada and DC too.   cga

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

UPDATE ON 1940 CENSUS! has DE, NV and DC indexed to search by name.   The rest of the state is available if you know where your ancestors lived and/or their cross streets.    cga

Friday, May 4, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

FREE FRIDAY !!!    Ask ask any genealogical question and I will answer free right here on my blog!    R u out visiting relatives this weekend, take your voice recorder to capture interesting stories grandpa tells.    cg

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

It is getting close to the weekend.   Do u have any plans to go visit older relatives?   If so, remember, bring the voice recorder or use the one on your iphone.  UPDATE on the progress of the 1940 census. has the following states indexed 100% AL, AZ, CO, DE, FL, ID, IN, KS, MS,NV, NH, OR, UT, VT, VA,WY.   Ancestry has DE,NV and DC.  Happy 1940 census hunting.   Till tomorrow, cg

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Happy May 1st....we are going to continue with our Google for Genealogy.  Did u know that u can work with google mail offline.   Maybe u only have a certain time to be online, well activate offline from google setting and u can work with and write emails offline.
..1..go to google mail. on settings in far right corner on setting again the top line far right click offline and follow the instructions.
The email that you write will be sent as soon as you go online.   Have fun genealogists.   Remember, keep indexing those 1940 census for us.   cg