A Fearless Female Recap

A great big thank you to Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog for organizing Fearless Females – a series of daily blogging prompts created in honor of Women’s History Month which ends today.

The response to the series has been overwhelming with many great stories posted about female ancestors and their accomplishments, their losses, their successes and their lives. Here is a listing of recent posts from GeneaBloggers members:

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Wordless Wednesday March 31, 2010

Today is Wordless Wednesday. If you have your own genealogy or family history related blog, you can participate in Wordless Wednesday. What is it?

Wordless Wednesday is a daily blogging theme used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

To participate in Wordless Wednesday simply create a post with the main focus being a photograph or image. Some people also include attribute information as to the source of the image (date, location, owner, etc.). Some have begun doing a “Not So Wordless Wednesday” with the main focus still being an image but there is a backstory to the image.

Here are the latest Wordless Wednesday posts from our member genealogy bloggers:

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Make Your Blog Print Friendly

print friendly blog

While developing a resources page for printing (stay tuned!), I stumbled upon a new site called Print Friendly which let’s you add easy ways for readers to print out your blog posts.

Why is this important?  Very often, blog readers will simply press the print icon in their browser and the entire page will print out including your sidebar items, etc.  With Print Friendly the focus is on the blog post itself.

Adding a Print Friendly Button to Your Blog

print friendly button

The Print Friendly site even has a page listing instructions for adding a button at the end of your blogs.  The process is not difficult but for Blogger users, I recommend backing up your template before you make changes and add the Print Friendly button.

Great Print Options

Once installed, when your readers click the Print Friendly button, this is what they’ll see:

Print Friendly Screen

Options include the ability to remove graphics, print to PDF, email and even use Twitter for the blog post.


If you do take the plunge and decide to add the Print Friendly button, let us know in the Comments.

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee