Before My Time is about the ancestry and extended family of my four grandparents: John Samuel Krentz (Indiana/North Dakota), Margreta Tjode Hedwig (Gertie) Buss (North Dakota), Rosmer Pettis Kerr (Pennsylvania/Michigan), and Evelyn Elvina Hauer (Michigan), and other topics in genealogy and family history.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Embed a Slideshow in Your Genealogy Blog

Those smart kids at Google have done it again. This time they've found a way to indulge my every passion all at once, and it's just too easy! Photography, family history, scrapbooking, playing around with Paint Shop Pro, blogging--it all comes together in the creation of a digitally scrapbooked slideshow to embed in my blog.

The basic steps are easy:
  1. Decide what images you want to include in your slideshow.
  2. If you enjoy digital scrapbooking, create layouts for your images using Paint Shop Pro or other image-editing software.
  3. Upload the images to a Picasa Web Album.
  4. On your album's page at Picasa, click Embed Slideshow. Choose the appropriate size, then copy the HTML code.
  5. Go to your blog and paste the code into a post or HTML sidebar module.
To control the slideshow manually, mouse over the lower edge of the image so the controls appear. You can also use the right and left arrows to move through the slides or click the button between them to pause on an image.

If you add more images to the Picasa Web Album, they will automatically be included in the slideshow.


Juliane's granddaughter said...

This is the utmost in perfection. I love it!

T.K. said...

I totally love it too! I've been hoping someday Blogger would let me fill up all the great space in this wide template with big photos. I do wish the slideshow would loop though, not just stop on the last slide, because the Go button doesn't work from there. But that is not going to spoil my day! There will definitely be more slideshows in this blog!

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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