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Order of Actions Menu5-16-2012 by Ray Gurganus5-16-2012 by Ray Gurganus1
Someone mentioend to me that the order the "Action" menu items is confusing.  So I put in an option where you can choose a different order -- Go to Account > My Account > What I See.  There is an option that shows a couple different versions of the menu, and you can choose which one you prefer.  Enjoy.
Presidents and Other Rulers5-6-2012 by Ray Gurganus5-8-2012 by Ray Gurganus2
As we have a growing list of US presidents, governors, senators, and other rulers online, I have setup a new page to list them, under View > Presidents & Other Rulers.  It currently lists most of the US presidents, and all of the state governors I've been able to find.  There are probably others who are already online, but are not yet listed.

It will eventually have a way for you to add people to the lists, and it will grow to include US senators, US representatives, First Ladies, European monarchs, and perhaps others.

I also have tombstone photos for another 5 or 6 Maryland governors, soon to be added to the 27 MD governors already there.
Marriage Dates4-26-2012 by Ray Gurganus4-26-2012 by Ray Gurganus1
When a person has multiple spouses -- the menu that shows you the list of spouses now includes the marriage date, if defined.  After the date is the number of children with that spouse.  Here's an example:  /browse.cfm/William-Amlic-Gurganus/p34546
What's New?4-26-2012 by Ray Gurganus4-26-2012 by Ray Gurganus1
Added is a section to help you to highlight your own additions for new things that you add.
Updates on state and county pages4-19-2012 by Ray Gurganus4-19-2012 by Ray Gurganus1
Various updates on the county / state / region / county / location pages, (found under Places > State and County Resources) including:
  • adding most country and 50 US state flags (other provincial flags to come eventually)
  • formatting changes to make things more consistent from page to page.

Suggestions welcome!

non-family relationships3-3-2012 by Ray Gurganus4-19-2012 by Ray Gurganus3
The option to add non-family relationships is added -- The "Associates" section at the bottom of each person's page is for linking people who not related but are associated in some other way.  Some examples:

  • friends
  • neighbors
  • colleagues
  • military unit members
  • musical organizations
  • other members of a wagon train
  • people in a wedding party
  • opponents in duels
  • pallbearers at a funeral

For more information...
Change in forum setup4-12-2012 by Ray Gurganus4-12-2012 by Ray Gurganus1
A change in the setup of this forum, to try to encourage each person to read each message -- Starting with messages posted since April 1, they will appear on the dashboard, and will stay there forever, until you have clicked into it.  Then it will disappear off your dashboard, but will still be accessible from Collaborate > Message Forums.  There's important stuff there, and it is good to for each person to read it.

If the stats that not enough people are reading, I'll find other ways to make it more visible.

Thanks!
Seeing county boundaries4-3-2012 by Ray Gurganus4-3-2012 by Ray Gurganus1
On three pages with Google maps (examples below), I added buttons "Show Counties", either beside or below the map.  Clicking the button will show the county boundaries for the whole state in question.  I found myself wanting to cross reference county boundaries with highways and with family data, and this helps to do that.

County:
/county.cfm/state/KY/county/Mercer%20Co/

Location:
/location.cfm/state/KY/county/Mercer%20Co/city/Burgin/id/16421/

Places within a radius of one location:
/radius.cfm/state/KY/county/Mercer%20Co/distance/100/id/16421
Kibbles and Bits3-31-2012 by Ray Gurganus3-31-2012 by Ray Gurganus1
Someone signed up here with the name "Kibbles", but with an incorrect email address.  If this was you, email me, and I'll reconnect you.
New Partner Site - Virgina3-19-2012 by Ray Gurganus3-19-2012 by Ray Gurganus1
I have taken on managing (yet) another website, the Virginia state page for Trails to the Past, here:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vatttp

For those not familiar with this, it's sort of like the GenWeb network, but not.  There are a couple of connections with Our Family Tree -- on the homepage, the Pictures and Surnames sections on the right, and the "People & Families" all pull anyone (excluding living people) who are somehow connected to Virginia.  Hopefully this will generate more exposure.

Also, the VA GenWeb site is looking dated and stale, so at least I know mine looks better.  :)