I was recently asked to add one of my Blogs to my Find-a-Grave Memorial. It was one that I made for my husband’s Great Grandfather Isidro Torres. It had never occurred to me before to do this. I have seen very nice obituaries and bios added to the Memorials but never a link to a Blog.
Today I went to the Memorial and I posted the URL to the Blog in the Bio section. The direct link did not work. I tried several different ways and it still didn’t work. So the following is what I did:
This is what I placed in the Bio Section:
Here is the Story of his life: http://tinyurl.com/qgf6cxr Copy and paste this URL into the address bar on your computer to view it.
If the URL is copied and pasted to the address bar then the Blog can be viewed. Within 25 minutes of adding it I received a message on my Blog page from a distant cousin of my husbands’ who saw this on Find-a-Grave. She was thrilled to read about her Great-Great Grandfather and to connect with a part of the family she didn’t even know about. She also spent some time reading some of the other Blogs I have written not only about her family but also mine.
I am going to be doing this with all the other Memorials I manage, connecting any Blog I wrote about certain family members. Who knows who else I may meet?
If any of you have any suggestions as to how to get the URL to give the direct Link I would appreciate it. I am still in the learning stages on some aspects of these types of things.
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