Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Blog Reading 101. Why? Because it's here!

More Information Than You Ever Wanted To Know

What is success of this blog? Just having the fun of writing it and knowing how to put it up.

The Stewart book will be published soon!


Definition: LINK or HYPERLINK  An icon, underlined words, etc, that when the cursor is placed on it, a pointing hand is usually shown in place of the arrow. In computing, a hyperlink is a reference, link, or navigation element in a document to another place, such as another section of the same document or to another document that may be on or part of a (different) domain. When clicked on it will: 1. send a URL (Abbreviation of Uniform Resource Locator, the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web.) that your web browser uses to go to a specific we site or location. 2. When on a website, it tells your web browser to open another page on that website or go to another website. WOW! If you understood all of that then tell me what it means.

http://www.brucemstewart.blogspot.com/  (<------LINK to get to Blog)

The first thing is to log unto the blog by clicking on the above LINK. Each time a new post is put up, this link will show up in an email. If you Bookmark this, you can have it available any time you want it.
The new post will show under the header at the top left of the screen. If you wish to comment on the post go to the bottom of that post and click on the link there for comments.(<-----(Link)
Click on that link and any comments that have made will extend below the Post. At the bottom will be a blank text box for your comments, type in as much or as little as you like in the box. Don't just stand (sit) there, give an opinion. The Post writer needs to learn also.
When through click on Submit. (<------Link on Blog) Then click on Home (<------Another Link on Blog) to close the comments section and return to the blog posts. If they are OK, the comments are released to the Blog as soon as they are received. In this way Spam is avoided on the Blog.
To the top right of the Posts section are two links, that if you click on one or both you will receive RSS feeds from the blog when new posts or new comments are made.
What is RSS? Rich Site Summary is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it. Every time the web content is changed the change is sent out to subscribers of the RSS feed.
Below that is my bio, which has been removed. It takes up too much room. If you really want to read it click on the link there.
Below the bio is the "Blog Archive." These are links to OLD Blog content that is hidden from view when archived. (<------More Links on Blog)
Down one more is "Links to other web sites" and they are: 1. Will and Probate for the Stewarts on the Fulton County, New York web site. 2. Stewart Cemetery on "Find A Grave" website where I have an ongoing project of putting up photos and names from headstones of everyone in the Cemetery. 3. In 2000 we participated in one of the Ancestors series of TV shows on the genealogy topic of "Probate" at BYU in Utah. Find out about it here.
Under that is "Follow this blog." (<------Another Link on Blog) If you want to follow this blog, click on that link and enter your information. This is another one of the easy ways to keep posted.

Do one SMALL FAVOR. - - - - Acknowledge on the blog, receipt of this POST by commenting. (Only if you want to!) Tell everyone what you really think. You teachers out there, how did Blog 101 do? Did it help to understand what a blog is?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Book Proof

News Flash: Progress Update on Stewart Book

The first "Proof" copy of the Stewart Book was received yesterday from the printer. There have been some suggestions for the cover and back page, but no one has contributed any thing.
For anyone that is interested, I am posting two maps from the book. See if you can find their location in Scotland. HINT: Perthshire.

Double click on Map to enlarge to full screen

     Double click on Map to enlarge to full screen

Stewart Map No. 6 is an 1867 map showing the layout of Loch Tummel and River Tummel before the dam was built close to the bridge in 1948. It was so them English fellers could have more electrucity in Londown. So both maps are of the same area, just with different things, like more water layen' around, on em.
Additional information: Double click on the maps and the full size maps will open. 
HAVEN'T PEAKED YOUR INTEREST YET??? On both maps is an arrow showing the location of Ceann na Coile. This is the location of the the farm where my GGGG Grandfather, Alexander Stewart had a Tenant Farm on the Foss Estate. Where eight of his children were born.