Many of us know of Steve Alvarez project of gathering Czech obituaries from
our members and placing them on a web site for anyone to review, search, and
download a file, if they wish. The obituaries you see posted most every day
are from dedicated members searching newspapers old and new, and posting to
the TexasCzechs. These obituaries are saved by Steve Alvarez and will be
placed in his Obituary File for review.
I understand some people are having problems attempting to locate the web
site or log onto it. We all have been there in our 'learning period' of
these electronic things our children are masters at and we are trying to
stay up with. <G> If you find this boring, you know where the delete key
is. If not, let me know and will be subject of another class. <G>
When you 'boot up' (turn on) your computer, after clicking, buzzing,
flashing items on the screen and finally coming to a rest, what showing is
called your 'Desktop'. A person usually has 'icons' that mouse cursor can
be placed on, clicked and a program will open. You can open your mail
program with whatever program you use, Outlook Express, Eudora, etc. To go
to the internet, you need to place your cursor on top of the 'internet
browser', which many use Internet Express, others Netscape, etc. Once the
cursor is placed over your browser, click, maybe double click, depending on
how your computer is configured, and the browser screen opens up with what
ever home page you have selected.
At the top of the browser screen is the URL your computer went to in order
to open the basic page. Using your mouse, move your cursor over this web
site and click (press) the right mouse button. The web address will then be
highlighted, which means the background changes color. Type in Steve's web
site for the obituaries, which is:
Steve's web page should come up with no problem. To locate over 4,400
obituaries on his site, scroll down to the bottom of his opening page and
you will see where you can make the search. The obituaries are posted
alphabetically by last name. Click on the alphabet letter in box and list
of obituaries will open. Found a name you are interested in? Click on the
name and the obituary will open. You can download the obituary for you
file, if you so wish.
This is long, and suggest you review the photo below, which I have placed an
arrow where to type in Steve's url, and area to scroll down for searching
You should be able to double click on the url I typed above to take you to
the web site. When it opens, click on FAVORITES and then "ADD" to put this
site into your favorites for easy access later.
Problems? Let me know and I'll try to help, privately, if you so wish.
Sir John, Earl of Berkshire
What good is information if not shared with others?