The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

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.