August 3, 2015

Windows Alt Key Codes For Genealogy

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A Good Source For Special Characters – Genealogy*

Some of my ancestors were of Swedish extraction, and some of Jim’s were of German, so when it comes time to insert special characters for letters into my genealogy program or emails, I was quite at a loss as to how to type them in Windows OS.

You need to have a numerical keyboard to the right of your letter keys to make this work.  The shortcuts don’t work with the numbers at the top of the board.  You must press the NUM LOCK key for this function to activate.

I made a small cheat sheet for myself of basic letters like this:

ALT and type #

Ä  142   ä 132

Å 143   å 134

Ö 153    ö 148

Here are a few additional symbols.  Try these:

©   Code number 0169

¢    Code number 0162

¥  Code number 0165 (Japanese yen)

£  Code number 0163 (British pound)

€  Code number 0128 (Euro)

This is just a small taste of ways you can make your names and locations more in keeping with how they’re pronounced in other languages.  I found an additional source for these Windows codes, as well as some for the Mac at Penn State’s “Computing With – Accents, Symbols and Foreign Scripts” web page.

*when I wrote this I was meaning one thing, but when I went back and re-read it, it was kind of funny in a family tree sort of way. So, I left it in for humor. :)

 

 

 

 

 

Enter To Win 100 Free Color Print Postcards!

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Who: NextDayFlyers.com is making this offer available through my blog.  They are located in Rancho Domingo, CA and have been in business for over 10 years and one of their many services is postcard printing for your special needs.

What: To the winner, chosen by me using Random.org, they will help you make 100 4 X 6 inch custom postcards, full color on one side, black and white on the other. Entrants are limited to the continental United States.

How To Enter: Please leave a comment telling me how you will use the postcards, along with your email address. Duplicate entries will be discarded. When I have chosen the winner I will contact NextDayFlyers with your information and they will fulfill your order by setting up an account with the credit in place.

Start and Stop Dates: Begins – Wednesday, May 17, 2011 and runs through Wednesday, May 24, 2011.  The winner will be chosen the 25th and you should expect an email from me that same day. (I’m in the Pacific Daylight Time Zone).

Here are some excellent ideas for ways you might use the postcards:

Announcement: Baby, graduation, family reunion, birthday party, Father’s Day, Save the Date, an anniversary, wedding or baby shower, etc.

Genealogy: Put a family photo on one side, and ask for additional family information on the other; share a full color family tree and send to cousins and kin; make a collage of your military heroes to share with family.

Thank you very much to NextDayFlyers.com for making this giveaway possible!

Tell me what you might do with your postcards! I’m looking forward to your comments. :)

Introducing: Casefile Clues For Beginners

 

“Casefile Clues for Beginners” Coming Soon

Beginning on 8 June 2011 Michael John Neill will be presenting something new in addition to Casefile Clues.  His new endeavor will be Casefile Clues for Beginners. It will be a twice-a-month publication and will focus on beginning level genealogical research.

Format for the newsletter will be as a PDF file attachment with no advertising.  As with his other newsletter Casefile Clues, this will be a down-to-earth, easy to understand and informative publication.  It will be sent to you twice a month.

If you’re interested in trying out the newsletter, a six month subscription will be $7.50 and orders can be completed using PayPal.

[The PayPal link above takes you right to Michael’s subscription page, not mine. – Carol ]

 

Easy Canvas Prints Review

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Recently, I was given a very generous offer from Easy Canvas Prints of a free 8 X 10 canvas print in exchange for my honest review of the outcome.  I can sincerely say the photo on canvas I received via FedEx a couple days ago was such a wonderful, and not unexpected,  result.

When I was contacted about the offer I immediately knew which photo I wanted to use for the canvas print.  It was one of my grandmother Helen Nordgren Moline. The original was quite small and I wasn’t sure how it would look in a larger format.

It was easy as 1-2-3-4 to upload my chosen photo, choose the size, and then the free design options. In my case, I chose to have the print wrap around the edge on a 1.50 inch thick canvas with a mirror image.  I did have to adjust the resolution once and reload the image to the site, but it wasn’t a big deal and took just a couple minutes to make that change.

And now, here’s the final result I received this week.  What do you think?

I’m thrilled with the result, and even though it’s hard to tell in this photo I took today, the image quality on the canvas brought out all the details in the photo and more.  You can see the texture of her coat and hat, and I was even able to see that Grandma had pierced ears!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Wouldn’t something like this make a wonderful present for Mom?  Right now, Easy Canvas Prints is having a sale for the holiday:

Enjoy 20% off all canvas and free shipping Plus get a Free 8×10 canvas on all orders over $60 (USA contiguous shipping only).

Was It Eleanor Jeane Or Jeane Eleanor Moline?

A Seattle Adventure With Mom

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