I have now added a Blog and Guestbook to Kevin’s Portal. The Blog is simply a news update Blog for the site, announcing changes to that site and comments on new links added to it and/or links removed from it.
There have been a number of things happening at Tracing our History over the last couple of days, including the overhaul of Kevin’s Portal as mentioned in an earlier post. The latest happenings are listed below:
The latest issue of Research has been completed and is now available online via the link below:
The first collaboration project has been launched via the Tracing our History Stixyboard (a password is required – please request one). Details of the project and how to use Stixyboard are covered in the above-mentioned newsletter.
Collaboration features of the Tracing our History site have been moved to a new section of the site. Visit the collaboration page at:
The Kevin’s Portal updates can be found at:
http://kevinmatthews.zxq.net/ The updates and overhaul at Kevin’s Portal are also covered in the newsletter.
I have been giving ‘Kevin’s Portal’ an overhaul today. Kevin’s Portal is the site I maintain with links to pretty much all of the places I have a footprint on the World Wide Web. This should be the last major overhaul for the site for some time – though there will be links to other sites added on a regular basis.
Tracing our History is developing a set of tools for enhancing the ability of family members to trace our history together in a collaborative and interactive manner. To do this I am setting up channels and groups within various social networks and web applications. All of these tools and sites provide a plethora of free opportunities for family members to help make our family research more interesting, exciting and useful for all. Please consider joining one or all of these sites listed on the ‘Research Collaboration Features’ page at Tracing our History.
I have now set up two real time chat/file sharing possibilities via the collaboration page, with two different social networking sites (Pip.io and Micromobs). To get involved with either site or both you will need to join the site and the channel that I have set up (on each of the sites). You can find both sites via the link above or go directly to Pip.io and/or Micromobs at:
The Tracing our History channel at Pip.io can be found via the link below:
The Tracing our History ‘mob’ at Micromobs can be found via the link below:
Two more family trees are now accessible on the Tracing our History website. These are the Bagg/s and Jenkinson family trees.
A username and password are required to view the family trees hosted on the site. These are issued to family members who are able to show their relationship to the family.
These trees can be found via the link below:
The first of a number of family trees associated with my family is now accessible via the Tracing our History website. A username and password are required to view the family trees hosted on the site. These are issued to family members who are able to show their relationship to the family.
The first tree posted on the site is that of the Lilley family, starting with William Lilley (Born 1624) and follows his descendants. The tree can be found via the link below: