My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Madness Monday -- Asking For Help#1

An update to my question regarding converting a PDF to a Jpeg brought many responses and many different methods.  See post of March 1.

I just called Smart Computing magazine's technical support office and presented my question to them. As a subscriber, the support is one of their benefits.  I was told there wasn't a way, other than getting an application downloaded to your PC.  Some applications may be free, free for a while or you pay immediately.

However, as I learned yesterday, a Mac will do it.  Kathryn Doyle at CaliforniaAncestors emailed, and had me send her my DAR certificate image to her, and within minutes I had the image back in a jpeg format!  Publically, I want to thank Kathryn.  In addition, Kathleen Brandt at a3genealogy had offered to do it for me as well.

I am thinking this might be an idea for the Monday posts.  And, I am hoping others have questions about blogging and technology.  Perhaps you could send me your question or questions, and I can post here.  I would love to hear your suggestions about this idea.


Thomas MacEntee said...


I looked at the Adobe PDF Guide over at Digital Inspiration ( and it mentioned the following:

Zamar - you upload the pdf and it will send you the file converted to jpg, png and other formats (

reh ncw said...

wonderful-----yes I am finding many genealogist are hanging out with the geek crowd !! and as geek make things faster and easier. fellow genealogist are right behind them using the ideas as it relates to genealogy. or motivating our software geeks to devlope new software designed for genealogy work-----a real pioneering spirit is on fire in the genie tech world----

Heather Rojo said...

Ah, the benefits of participating fully in the blogging world are many, and not just for geeky nerdy stuff. I posted for help in translating a letter from Dutch to English on the Geneabloggers webpage, and I had several offers for help within one hour!

Wendy Hawksley said...

What a great find and how wonderful that you have a friend who can help.

If I come up with any questions, I will definitely send them your way!

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you all for your comments. Well, I guess we can put that topic to rest. I am going to start saving for a Mac.

Kathryn Doyle said...

You are welcome! What a great idea about "Asking For Help." I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on this concept.

Barbara Poole said...

Kathryn, I need help, I sure can't help anybody. Will try to think of another "help" question by Monday, unless somebody comes up with one.