Minecraft old houses

The title might sound strange if you don't know what Minecraft is so I am going to begin by describing Minecraft.

Minecraft is a game, a very cool game where the player mines and builds. A lot of earth is moved in Minecraft while you make buildings and landscapes and look for minerals. You can build big huge buildings or small cabins; whatever you want to build in a variety of material.

I am going to build the houses I have lived in so that my kids/grandkids can get an idea of what it looked like. I could do this on paper, or lego would also be fun, but this way they can walk through the houses.
If you don't know how to use Minecraft you could have your grandchildren do it for you. A work together project.

Check back here for results. This takes time.

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I registered this site and was featured in a blog post on Geneabloggerstribe!
 
iFamilyHistory joins Geneabloggerstribe

The article was contributed by Laura Hadgecock who said: 
"Drop by and pay her a visit. If you’re like me, you’ll learn something along the way."
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Family Recipes

How do you share family recipes between family members?
I created a closed blog just for our family.
  • It is free. 
  • Each post is a recipe. 
  • Everyone can search for a title or food item on the blog.
  • I have categories [labels] to search through.
  • This is available to all family members wherever they are in the world, so long as they have the internet.
  • The closed blog included no one would find it through a Google Search or scrolling through Blogspot for different blogs. Only those with the link would see these posts.
I have given other family members the ability to add their own recipes This is very helpful as in-laws come into the family or new recipes are tried. I also don't have to be the only one adding them in.





How to use Google Drive from A to Z

I used the A to Z challenge to post how Google Drive can help with genealogy. 
Some posts are small snippets; others are long with specific explanations.
Enjoy, leave comments, ask questions. 

Letter Theme Post 
A Ancestors
B Backup
C Connect with family in Google
D Drive
E Email
F Folders
G Gigabyte
H Google Hangouts
I I info icon
J Apps that start with J
K Keyboard Shortcuts
L List view
M My Maps
N New 
O Online Pictures
P Google Photos
Q Quit
R Recent
S Starred files
T Trash
U Upload
V View
W Publish to the Web
X EXcel files
Y YouTube
Z ZIP Extractor


Z is for Zip Extractor

This is the last of the A to Z challenge blog posts on how and why you would use Google Drive for genealogy and family history. Click on Google Drive Page for an index of all the related blogs.

If you need to send multiple files to a family member or they need to send them to you, it is easier to send them in a zipped file then separately and it is faster. When emailing photos, you are only allowed so many Megabytes and photos take some room. 3 or 4 photos is all you can do in one email. That can be a lot of emails.

If you combine the files into one file, by zipping them, it is will solve all the problems listed above.

If someone sends you a zipped file, you can extract the files from the zipped file in Google Drive.

1. Click New.

2. Click More  >

3. Click Zipped Extractor.






4.  Click Authorize if this is the first time you are extracting files.











5. Drag and drop the Zipped file into the dotted area or choose from the two options on the screen.
    Click on Choose ZIP file from Computer, if the file is located on your computer's hard drive.
    Click on Choose ZIP file from Google Drive, if the file is located on Google Drive.

A to Z is done but there will be more Google Drive instructions in the future. Click on Google Drive under Labels for the list.



For more of the A to Z challenge posts on Google Drive
click the How to use Google Drive from A to Z 
located on the right under Pages.

Y is for YouTube


This post is part of the A to Z challenge explaining how and why you would use Google Drive in genealogy and family history.

Google purchased YouTube and I couldn't find something else more appropriate for A to Z challenge and Family History than YouTube.

YouTube is a great place to store your family's videos.
  • As a backup
  • To share with other family members
Steps for setup:
  1. Create your own channel. 
  2. Make it private so only those you give the channel to can see it. 
  3. Upload your videos.  
  4. Share the link with your family so they can enjoy watching and maybe even upload their own videos. 
More posts with instructions will be posted here. Click on the YouTube label on the left for a list of YouTube posts.



For more of the A to Z challenge posts on Google Drive
click the How to use Google Drive from A to Z 
located on the right under Pages.

X is for EXcel

This post is part of the A to Z challenge explaining how and why you would use Google Drive in genealogy and family history.

You can upload an Excel spreadsheet to Google Drive.  It is run within Sheets but is still identified as Excel.

You can identify an Excel spreadsheet because the icon to the left of the name of the file looks like an X. The icon is shown above in the right-hand corner.




For more of the A to Z challenge posts on Google Drive
click the How to use Google Drive from A to Z 
located on the right under Pages.