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Another way to read DearMYRTLE Columns - RSS/Atom

DearREADERS,
Having trouble with email? Consider receiving DearMYRTLE's Column via a "Feed Reader" which alert you to the arrival of a new column, without using your email program at all. Imagine that -- less email! <sigh>

  • FIRST, YOU NEED A FEED-READER.
  • THEN, YOU NEED TO ADD DearMYRTLE's "FEED" TO YOUR LIST.
  • THE ADVANTAGE OF DOING THIS is that you can go one place and read MANY feeds, saving you from having to click all over the internet to read:
    • -- DearMYRTLE
    • -- Dick Eastman Genealogy News
    • -- Robert Ragan's Genealogy Facts & Tips
    • -- Kimberly Powell's "About Genealogy"
    • -- Genealogy Today
    • -- Heritage Quest Magazine's Genealogy Blog
    • -- Kansas City Public Library - Genealogy
    • -- your hometown newspaper

FINDING A "FEED READER"


Windows Compatibale "FeedReaders"

Macintosh Compatible "Feed Readers"

Linux Compatible "Feed Readers"

Other unusual computer operating system "Feed Readers"

Web-Based "Feed Readers"

  • * News is Free <http://www.newsisfree.com/>
  • * MyYahoo <http://my.yahoo.com/> (This last one is the one ol' Myrt also set up, so I can read feeds when I am away from my home computer -- Perhaps at the library where I am doing research.)

MYRT'S TOP PICKS


ITEM #1 SHARP READER:: Use this option IF you want to install a program on your computer that will popup with a short notice of the arrival of a new column, or merely list for you the links for all new columns when you open the program.

  1. Download & install the free program from <http://www.sharpreader.net/>
  2. Go to "File" on the menu bar
  3. Click "Open RSS Feed"
  4. Paste in the following text: http://dearmyrtle.blogspot.com/atom.xml
    While you are at it, add Dick Eastman's Column as well: http://eogn.typepad.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/index.rdf

To see what's new, click the "Sharp Reader" icon on your computer's desktop, to see what been published lately.

ITEM #2 - ADD DearMYRTLE FEED TO YOUR "MyYAHOO" PAGE: Use this option IF you don't want to put another program on your computer. You'd also use it if you travel, but don't want to miss a single column. You would then merely go to MyYahoo.com to read all your "feeds."

  1. If you haven't already set up your own "MyYahoo" page, you'll want to do it. Have all but your personal email go to your free <yourname@yahoo.com> email account. Customize a page with weather, news, comics, sports, and stocks as you wish. If you need some nifty directions see Robert Ragan's website: <http://www.amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/RSS-MyYahoo-made-easy-2.html>
  2. Go to DearMYRTLE <http://www.DearMYRTLE.com
  3. Click the "+ MyYahoo" button on the bottom of any page.
  4. Click "ADD" and it will appear on the BOTTOM of your MyYahoo page.

Of course, you may change the layout, and move DearMYRTLE to the top of the page if you like! <grin>

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt      :)
DearMYRTLE,
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Bradenton, FL 34207
http://www.DearMYRTLE.com


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