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Mobile Monday – Military Ranks

In light of it being the 150th anniversary of the Civil War I figured I would find a few military apps that could help us learn more about military history and the Civil War.

Military Ranks

Military Ranks is a great app  to learn more about the various military ranks in the Army, Navy, Marines and more. This app is not just for U.S. Military, but for a number of other countries as well. First off, there are two versions of this app, a paid and free version. The free version is great if you are interested in learning about the U.S. Military, but if you are wanting to learn about the military in other countries, you will need to purchase the paid version for $0.99. In the free version, you can learn about the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and the Coast Guard.


When you click on a particular branch of the military you then select which rank you would like to learn more about. The next screen shows the various symbols and patches you see on a soldier's uniform. I don't know about you but I have always wondered what each one meant. This app is a great resource to find out what each one of those mean.


The app gives great information on each rank of the military. This app can be very helpful when doing your genealogy research on an ancestor who was in the military. Sometimes when reading documents or muster rolls it might be confusing as to which position or role your ancestor played in a particular war or branch of the military.

Military Ranks + - Bizpo


“The Google Genealogist” – UGA Virtual Chapter Meeting

This Virtual Chapter Meeting is available for free to everyone, not just members of UGA. For more information about the Utah Genealogical Association, visit their website:
Devin Ashby presents "The Google Genealogist"
April's Virtual Chapter Meeting!!
Date: April 21.7:00pm MDT (Your time zone) Address to access the chapter meeting:
Title of Presentation: The Google Genealogist
Synopsis: What are the latest tools from Google and how can I use them in my research? Come learn about products like Picasa, Alerts, Sites, Books, Video, Maps and much more that can help you save time and money as you utilize the internet to help you get the job done.
Bio: Devin Ashby is a Project Coordinator for FamilySearch, the largest genealogical organization in the world. Devin has been involved in family history for years. In 2004 he received Bachelor degrees in History and Spanish, and the following year earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.


Weekly Genealogy Wallpaper – 4/4/2011

Here is your Weekly Genealogy Wallpaper! I am going to start including some more information along with these wallpapers from time to time. Whenever I create a historical wallpaper or a location based wallpaper I will include other blogs, websites, histories and other information. Also, many of you will notice the sizes of wallpaper has changed. After a couple months of making these wallpapers and monitoring the stats of the visitors of this blog and website I have decided to modify the wallpaper sizes to better fit your computer monitor. The new sizes are close if not exact sizes of the most common monitor resolutions of the visitors. I hope these sizes will work better for your computers. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Civil War Wallpaper  


The Civil War

Civil War Blogs

Civil War Records

Civil War Education

Civil War Photos


Mobile Monday – Making Your Blog Mobile Friendly Using WordPress

fma_blog_mobile_iphone_compareIn my last couple of Mobile Monday posts I have been talking about making your genealogy blog "mobile friendly" which means that you install a template or a plugin on your blog so that people who view your blog on their mobile device such as an iPhone, iPad, Android device or any other kind of smart phone or tablet visit your blog they see a mobile version that does not make it look so cluttered and confusing on the smaller screens. I don't know about you but I tend to read all of my blogs I follow either on my iPhone or iPad. They are both so convenient for me to catch up on what is going on in the genealogy community because I always have them with me. Sometimes when I view a blog that isn't "mobile friendly" is is hard to not get confused with all the other things that are on the screen. By making your blog "mobile friendly" readers and easily read your blog posts in a very simple interface. I am curious, how many of you out there use your mobile device regularly to read other genealogy bloggers posts? Leave a comment below and let us all know! I think the more of us that want blogs to be "mobile friendly" the more we will see them become that way! So, last post I had a video showing you Blogger users how to make your genealogy blog "mobile friendly". Today I am going to show you a video for you users. I am not sure if this same process works for those of you who have blogs. Please let us know if it does!
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