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  • Jim Benedict
    Likely the best place for an explanation on URL shorteners is at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening Google is one of several sites that
    Message 1 of 9 , Jan 20, 2011
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      Likely the best place for an explanation on URL shorteners is at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening

      Google is one of several sites that offers a shortening service.  Go to http://goo.gl/  where  you can obtain your own shortener.  The main advantage is when you want to offer people a hyperlink to another website but the URL (that string that starts with http://ww and so on) goes on for dozens of characters, which makes it really hard to type in accurately.

      A word of caution: if you do not know or trust the source of the URL shortener, do not click on it or type it in.  This has been one way malicious people get you directed to naughty places.  If you trust the source, then this is a handy tool.

      Jim Benedict

       

       

       

      From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Xenia Stanford
      Sent: January-20-11 3:02 PM
      To: 'Ronna L. Byam'; 'Dist-Gen'
      Subject: RE: cemetery info online

       

      Nope! I feel like a dummy now! Tell me how and I’ll put it in Chinook so others won’t be as dumb as me!

      Xenia

       

      From: Ronna L. Byam [mailto:rleeb@...]
      Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:57 PM
      To: president@...; 'Dist-Gen'
      Subject: RE: cemetery info online

       

      Do you not know what “shortening the URL’s” means?

       

      From: Xenia Stanford [mailto:xenias@...]
      Sent: 20-Jan-11 2:24 PM
      To: 'Ronna L. Byam'; 'Dist-Gen'
      Subject: RE: cemetery info online

       

      The urls are strange although they take you the right pages. The Vancouver url is actually http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKEtOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials and Edmonton’s is http://webproxy.edmonton.ca/external/cemeteries

      Xenia

       

      From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Ronna L. Byam
      Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:23 PM
      To: Dist-Gen
      Subject: cemetery info online

       

      I don’t know who Valerie Beaudrault is – this info was passed on to someone I know by someone they know – I googled her name and there is a Valerie Beaudrault who does New England stuff and one who does Quebec stuff.  I shortened the URLs.

      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Obituary and Cemetery Databases  by Valerie Beaudrault

      Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia  http://bit.ly/eNKRJB

      The City of Vancouver, British Columbia, has made the Mountain View Cemetery database available on its website. Mountain View Cemetery, established in 1887, is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Vancouver metropolitan area. Click on the History link to read a detailed narrative of the cemetery’s founding and development over the years.

      Click on the Genealogy Resources link in the contents list to access database. The database comprises an alphabetical list of burials. The list was transcribed from the official cemetery records. The data fields in the database include name of the deceased, date of death, date of burial, and location of the grave. Click on the Cemetery Maps link on the alphabetical listing page to view maps. By clicking on each section of the overview map you will be able to view more detailed maps so that you can locate a grave. An explanation on how to interpret the maps has been provided.

      In addition to the alphabetical listing your will find the following burial databases for Mountain View Cemetery: mayors of Vancouver, Vancouver firefighters and police officers who died while on active duty, interesting citizens, WW1 and WW2 military burials, and Fraternal organizations at Mountain View. For many of the entries in these databases you will find links to biographical and photographs.

      There are also stories of local disasters: Rogers Pass Slide Disaster of 1910, a slide in the pass killed 62 men, 30 of whom are buried at Mountain View; New Westminster Railway Disaster of 1909; the Lakeview Tram disaster of 1909, the worst transit accident in Vancouver's history, and a list of burials from the SS Sophia, which sank at Vanderbilt Reef Alaska in October 1918.

      City of Edmonton Cemeteries Database, Edmonton, Alberta  http://bit.ly/gRYr2F

      The City of Edmonton has made a searchable cemeteries database available on its website. The more than 60,000 burials listed in the database took place 25 or more years ago. The following cemeteries have been indexed: Beechmount, Clover Bar, Edmonton, Little Mountain, and Mount Pleasant. The burials for two cemeteries, Northern Lights and South Haven, have not been included.

      First, click on the “How do I obtain the service?” link and then on the Cemetery Location Link to open the database search page. The database may be searched by first name and/or last name. You may search all of the cemeteries at one time or select a specific cemetery to search using the dropdown list. The data fields in the search results are last name, first name, burial date, cemetery name, section, block and plot.

      Brochures for self-guided walking tours of three Edmonton cemeteries: Mt. Pleasant, Edmonton and Beechmount, have been provided. These files are in PDF file format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

       



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    • Xenia Stanford
      Thanks Jim for the info. Ronna sent me the following: Just go to http://bit.ly/ (that s the real URL - not shortened!) - I think you have to register but it
      Message 2 of 9 , Jan 21, 2011
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        Thanks Jim for the info.

        Ronna sent me the following:

        Just go to http://bit.ly/  (that’s the real URL – not shortened!) – I think you have to register but it is free

        You just copy and paste the URL you want to shorten and it automatically shortens it – then you copy and use the shortened version

        It is used a lot when people are tweeting on twitter – because you can only have 140 characters, you don’t want to use them all up with URL – also some URLs are longer than 140 characters

        Now for my note:

        I can see where it would be useful in cases where you email someone a long url and have to remind them to make sure all characters are input even when it wraps over more than one line. It also would avoid the frustrations I have when sending articles to newspapers and magazines (other than Chinook!) They have a tendency to put a hyphen at the end of a line if the url is too long. I keep trying to explain to my layout people for my books that it is a case of WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) meaning that no character other than the ones to be typed in as the url should be in the text. Otherwise, how will we know a hyphen is for the line break or to be typed in? That is why in Chinook, you will see we either make the url smaller font or  break across the line at the / or some other place where there is not a hyphen.

        Of course, with a shortened url, you do have to trust the source and if one character is wrong, you could go to a naughty site, as Jim warns, or you could be trapped in a phishing scam. Shortened urls are not the only cause of going astray, as we know. One or two letters off a normal url can take you there too. For instance, even reputable people were linking their websites to www.redrival... instead of www.redriver... The redrival site had a virus just waiting for the foolish to land there. Since people tend to incorporate links without checking them out themselves, even people you trust can take you down the wrong street. Because I had a really great virus scan system (not the most famous two!) that caught it, I sent an email to each site I found using the redrival link. Most never responded and never took down the link. Some responded by quietly taking down the link and the odd few blasted me for wasting their time because their links were all good.

        Shortened or full-length url links are not the only cause of landing on sites with viruses or phishing, or on sticky (can’t use back arrow to go to previous page) or naughty sites. Simply searching on the Internet can get you all those problems galore.

        So please check your urls (shortened or not) before passing them on to others and be sure to have up-to-date virus and spyware scanning software.

        Thank you Ronna for giving us these valuable urls and teaching me something new.

        Xenia

         

        From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Jim Benedict
        Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:31 PM
        To: president@...; 'Ronna L. Byam'; 'Dist-Gen'
        Subject: RE: cemetery info online (URL shorteners)

         

        Likely the best place for an explanation on URL shorteners is at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening

        Google is one of several sites that offers a shortening service.  Go to http://goo.gl/  where  you can obtain your own shortener.  The main advantage is when you want to offer people a hyperlink to another website but the URL (that string that starts with http://ww and so on) goes on for dozens of characters, which makes it really hard to type in accurately.

        A word of caution: if you do not know or trust the source of the URL shortener, do not click on it or type it in.  This has been one way malicious people get you directed to naughty places.  If you trust the source, then this is a handy tool.

        Jim Benedict

         

         

         

        From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Xenia Stanford
        Sent: January-20-11 3:02 PM
        To: 'Ronna L. Byam'; 'Dist-Gen'
        Subject: RE: cemetery info online

         

        Nope! I feel like a dummy now! Tell me how and I’ll put it in Chinook so others won’t be as dumb as me!

        Xenia

         

        From: Ronna L. Byam [mailto:rleeb@...]
        Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:57 PM
        To: president@...; 'Dist-Gen'
        Subject: RE: cemetery info online

         

        Do you not know what “shortening the URL’s” means?

         

        From: Xenia Stanford [mailto:xenias@...]
        Sent: 20-Jan-11 2:24 PM
        To: 'Ronna L. Byam'; 'Dist-Gen'
        Subject: RE: cemetery info online

         

        The urls are strange although they take you the right pages. The Vancouver url is actually http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKEtOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials and Edmonton’s is http://webproxy.edmonton.ca/external/cemeteries

        Xenia

         

        From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Ronna L. Byam
        Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:23 PM
        To: Dist-Gen
        Subject: cemetery info online

         

        I don’t know who Valerie Beaudrault is – this info was passed on to someone I know by someone they know – I googled her name and there is a Valerie Beaudrault who does New England stuff and one who does Quebec stuff.  I shortened the URLs.

        ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Obituary and Cemetery Databases  by Valerie Beaudrault

        Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia  http://bit.ly/eNKRJB

        The City of Vancouver, British Columbia, has made the Mountain View Cemetery database available on its website. Mountain View Cemetery, established in 1887, is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Vancouver metropolitan area. Click on the History link to read a detailed narrative of the cemetery’s founding and development over the years.

        Click on the Genealogy Resources link in the contents list to access database. The database comprises an alphabetical list of burials. The list was transcribed from the official cemetery records. The data fields in the database include name of the deceased, date of death, date of burial, and location of the grave. Click on the Cemetery Maps link on the alphabetical listing page to view maps. By clicking on each section of the overview map you will be able to view more detailed maps so that you can locate a grave. An explanation on how to interpret the maps has been provided.

        In addition to the alphabetical listing your will find the following burial databases for Mountain View Cemetery: mayors of Vancouver, Vancouver firefighters and police officers who died while on active duty, interesting citizens, WW1 and WW2 military burials, and Fraternal organizations at Mountain View. For many of the entries in these databases you will find links to biographical and photographs.

        There are also stories of local disasters: Rogers Pass Slide Disaster of 1910, a slide in the pass killed 62 men, 30 of whom are buried at Mountain View; New Westminster Railway Disaster of 1909; the Lakeview Tram disaster of 1909, the worst transit accident in Vancouver's history, and a list of burials from the SS Sophia, which sank at Vanderbilt Reef Alaska in October 1918.

        City of Edmonton Cemeteries Database, Edmonton, Alberta  http://bit.ly/gRYr2F

        The City of Edmonton has made a searchable cemeteries database available on its website. The more than 60,000 burials listed in the database took place 25 or more years ago. The following cemeteries have been indexed: Beechmount, Clover Bar, Edmonton, Little Mountain, and Mount Pleasant. The burials for two cemeteries, Northern Lights and South Haven, have not been included.

        First, click on the “How do I obtain the service?” link and then on the Cemetery Location Link to open the database search page. The database may be searched by first name and/or last name. You may search all of the cemeteries at one time or select a specific cemetery to search using the dropdown list. The data fields in the search results are last name, first name, burial date, cemetery name, section, block and plot.

        Brochures for self-guided walking tours of three Edmonton cemeteries: Mt. Pleasant, Edmonton and Beechmount, have been provided. These files are in PDF file format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

         



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      • William Campbell
        Hi Jim: I m open for a tutorial on URLs. I don t understand the problem. Why do people worry about retyping a long URL or finding shortening devices. I just
        Message 3 of 9 , Jan 21, 2011
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          Hi Jim:

          I'm open for a tutorial on URLs.

          I don't understand the problem. Why do people worry about retyping a long URL or finding shortening devices.
          I just highlight, copy and paste any URL into an addressing field and it seems to work just fine.

          What's the concern?

          Cheers

          BILL



          On 1/20/2011 10:31 PM, Jim Benedict wrote:

          Likely the best place for an explanation on URL shorteners is at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening

          Google is one of several sites that offers a shortening service.  Go to http://goo.gl/  where  you can obtain your own shortener.  The main advantage is when you want to offer people a hyperlink to another website but the URL (that string that starts with http://ww and so on) goes on for dozens of characters, which makes it really hard to type in accurately.

          A word of caution: if you do not know or trust the source of the URL shortener, do not click on it or type it in.  This has been one way malicious people get you directed to naughty places.  If you trust the source, then this is a handy tool.

          Jim Benedict

           

           

           

          From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Xenia Stanford
          Sent: January-20-11 3:02 PM
          To: 'Ronna L. Byam'; 'Dist-Gen'
          Subject: RE: cemetery info online

           

          Nope! I feel like a dummy now! Tell me how and I’ll put it in Chinook so others won’t be as dumb as me!

          Xenia

           

          From: Ronna L. Byam [mailto:rleeb@...]
          Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:57 PM
          To: president@...; 'Dist-Gen'
          Subject: RE: cemetery info online

           

          Do you not know what “shortening the URL’s” means?

           

          From: Xenia Stanford [mailto:xenias@...]
          Sent: 20-Jan-11 2:24 PM
          To: 'Ronna L. Byam'; 'Dist-Gen'
          Subject: RE: cemetery info online

           

          The urls are strange although they take you the right pages. The Vancouver url is actually http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKEtOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials and Edmonton’s is http://webproxy.edmonton.ca/external/cemeteries

          Xenia

           

          From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Ronna L. Byam
          Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:23 PM
          To: Dist-Gen
          Subject: cemetery info online

           

          I don’t know who Valerie Beaudrault is – this info was passed on to someone I know by someone they know – I googled her name and there is a Valerie Beaudrault who does New England stuff and one who does Quebec stuff.  I shortened the URLs.

          ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

          Obituary and Cemetery Databases  by Valerie Beaudrault

          Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia  http://bit.ly/eNKRJB

          The City of Vancouver, British Columbia, has made the Mountain View Cemetery database available on its website. Mountain View Cemetery, established in 1887, is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Vancouver metropolitan area. Click on the History link to read a detailed narrative of the cemetery’s founding and development over the years.

          Click on the Genealogy Resources link in the contents list to access database. The database comprises an alphabetical list of burials. The list was transcribed from the official cemetery records. The data fields in the database include name of the deceased, date of death, date of burial, and location of the grave. Click on the Cemetery Maps link on the alphabetical listing page to view maps. By clicking on each section of the overview map you will be able to view more detailed maps so that you can locate a grave. An explanation on how to interpret the maps has been provided.

          In addition to the alphabetical listing your will find the following burial databases for Mountain View Cemetery: mayors of Vancouver, Vancouver firefighters and police officers who died while on active duty, interesting citizens, WW1 and WW2 military burials, and Fraternal organizations at Mountain View. For many of the entries in these databases you will find links to biographical and photographs.

          There are also stories of local disasters: Rogers Pass Slide Disaster of 1910, a slide in the pass killed 62 men, 30 of whom are buried at Mountain View; New Westminster Railway Disaster of 1909; the Lakeview Tram disaster of 1909, the worst transit accident in Vancouver's history, and a list of burials from the SS Sophia, which sank at Vanderbilt Reef Alaska in October 1918.

          City of Edmonton Cemeteries Database, Edmonton, Alberta  http://bit.ly/gRYr2F

          The City of Edmonton has made a searchable cemeteries database available on its website. The more than 60,000 burials listed in the database took place 25 or more years ago. The following cemeteries have been indexed: Beechmount, Clover Bar, Edmonton, Little Mountain, and Mount Pleasant. The burials for two cemeteries, Northern Lights and South Haven, have not been included.

          First, click on the “How do I obtain the service?” link and then on the Cemetery Location Link to open the database search page. The database may be searched by first name and/or last name. You may search all of the cemeteries at one time or select a specific cemetery to search using the dropdown list. The data fields in the search results are last name, first name, burial date, cemetery name, section, block and plot.

          Brochures for self-guided walking tours of three Edmonton cemeteries: Mt. Pleasant, Edmonton and Beechmount, have been provided. These files are in PDF file format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

           



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        • Joan Miller
          Hi Bill, It is a good question. There are lots of applications for url shorteners. One is for posting on Twitter where the message is a maximum of 140
          Message 4 of 9 , Jan 21, 2011
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            Hi Bill,
            It is a good question.  There are lots of applications for url shorteners.  One is for posting on Twitter where the message is a maximum of 140 characters.  A shortened url can allow you to post more text in message. 

            Another application is to shorten an url for printed material.  (as we don't have the option of copying and pasting but must type in each letter or number in the url).

            A third option is to track clicks.  Many url shorteners (such as bit.ly) allow one to see how many people click through the link.  This application is used a lot by internet marketers.

            If you use the su.pr shortener it gives wider exposure to your message as it is featured in the Stumble Upon directory which is indexed in the search engines. 

            Those are few examples of how people use url shorteners.

            Cheers,
            Joan Miller


            On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM, William Campbell <wacampbell@...> wrote:
            Hi Jim:

            I'm open for a tutorial on URLs.

            I don't understand the problem. Why do people worry about retyping a long URL or finding shortening devices.
            I just highlight, copy and paste any URL into an addressing field and it seems to work just fine.

            What's the concern?

            Cheers

            BILL




            On 1/20/2011 10:31 PM, Jim Benedict wrote:

            Likely the best place for an explanation on URL shorteners is at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening

            Google is one of several sites that offers a shortening service.  Go to http://goo.gl/  where  you can obtain your own shortener.  The main advantage is when you want to offer people a hyperlink to another website but the URL (that string that starts with http://ww and so on) goes on for dozens of characters, which makes it really hard to type in accurately.

            A word of caution: if you do not know or trust the source of the URL shortener, do not click on it or type it in.  This has been one way malicious people get you directed to naughty places.  If you trust the source, then this is a handy tool.

            Jim Benedict

             

             

             

            From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Xenia Stanford
            Sent: January-20-11 3:02 PM
            To: 'Ronna L. Byam'; 'Dist-Gen'
            Subject: RE: cemetery info online

             

            Nope! I feel like a dummy now! Tell me how and I’ll put it in Chinook so others won’t be as dumb as me!

            Xenia

             

            From: Ronna L. Byam [mailto:rleeb@...]
            Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:57 PM
            To: president@...; 'Dist-Gen'
            Subject: RE: cemetery info online

             

            Do you not know what “shortening the URL’s” means?

             

            From: Xenia Stanford [mailto:xenias@...]
            Sent: 20-Jan-11 2:24 PM
            To: 'Ronna L. Byam'; 'Dist-Gen'
            Subject: RE: cemetery info online

             

            The urls are strange although they take you the right pages. The Vancouver url is actually http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKEtOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials and Edmonton’s is http://webproxy.edmonton.ca/external/cemeteries

            Xenia

             

            From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Ronna L. Byam
            Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:23 PM
            To: Dist-Gen
            Subject: cemetery info online

             

            I don’t know who Valerie Beaudrault is – this info was passed on to someone I know by someone they know – I googled her name and there is a Valerie Beaudrault who does New England stuff and one who does Quebec stuff.  I shortened the URLs.

            ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Obituary and Cemetery Databases  by Valerie Beaudrault

            Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia  http://bit.ly/eNKRJB

            The City of Vancouver, British Columbia, has made the Mountain View Cemetery database available on its website. Mountain View Cemetery, established in 1887, is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Vancouver metropolitan area. Click on the History link to read a detailed narrative of the cemetery’s founding and development over the years.

            Click on the Genealogy Resources link in the contents list to access database. The database comprises an alphabetical list of burials. The list was transcribed from the official cemetery records. The data fields in the database include name of the deceased, date of death, date of burial, and location of the grave. Click on the Cemetery Maps link on the alphabetical listing page to view maps. By clicking on each section of the overview map you will be able to view more detailed maps so that you can locate a grave. An explanation on how to interpret the maps has been provided.

            In addition to the alphabetical listing your will find the following burial databases for Mountain View Cemetery: mayors of Vancouver, Vancouver firefighters and police officers who died while on active duty, interesting citizens, WW1 and WW2 military burials, and Fraternal organizations at Mountain View. For many of the entries in these databases you will find links to biographical and photographs.

            There are also stories of local disasters: Rogers Pass Slide Disaster of 1910, a slide in the pass killed 62 men, 30 of whom are buried at Mountain View; New Westminster Railway Disaster of 1909; the Lakeview Tram disaster of 1909, the worst transit accident in Vancouver's history, and a list of burials from the SS Sophia, which sank at Vanderbilt Reef Alaska in October 1918.

            City of Edmonton Cemeteries Database, Edmonton, Alberta  http://bit.ly/gRYr2F

            The City of Edmonton has made a searchable cemeteries database available on its website. The more than 60,000 burials listed in the database took place 25 or more years ago. The following cemeteries have been indexed: Beechmount, Clover Bar, Edmonton, Little Mountain, and Mount Pleasant. The burials for two cemeteries, Northern Lights and South Haven, have not been included.

            First, click on the “How do I obtain the service?” link and then on the Cemetery Location Link to open the database search page. The database may be searched by first name and/or last name. You may search all of the cemeteries at one time or select a specific cemetery to search using the dropdown list. The data fields in the search results are last name, first name, burial date, cemetery name, section, block and plot.

            Brochures for self-guided walking tours of three Edmonton cemeteries: Mt. Pleasant, Edmonton and Beechmount, have been provided. These files are in PDF file format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

             



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            Luxegen Genealogy

            ----
            Recommended: online service Mozy
            to backup precious Family Photos.
            (2 GB free).

          • Xenia Stanford
            Hi Bill, Many times people type out or copy a long url into email messages and the url extends over more than one line. People trying to click on the link
            Message 5 of 9 , Jan 21, 2011
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              Hi Bill,

              Many times people type out or copy a long url into email messages and the url extends over more than one line. People trying to click on the link often won’t get to the site because of the second and third, etc. wrapped line. They have to copy the first line, go back and copy the second line, etc. before they can enter it as a url. I’m sure you have sent a few of these yourself, because it will look fine in the send message but will wrap in the received message. Most of us will know to look for that if we have a problem, but beginners won’t know what is wrong so they will not land on the correct site.

              So long urls and shortened urls all have their pros and cons.

              As for the tutorial, I think what Ronna (which I forwarded and to which I added my own notes), Jim and Joan have said in their emails should be sufficient. I understand it perfectly now and will be able to use this trick!

              Thanks so much Ronna for starting this discussion and teaching this oldie (have been on the Internet since the beginning so not a newbie!) new tricks.

               

              Xenia

               

              From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of William Campbell
              Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 12:19 PM
              To: Jim Benedict
              Cc: president@...; 'Ronna L. Byam'; 'Dist-Gen'
              Subject: Re: cemetery info online (URL shorteners)

               

              Hi Jim:

              I'm open for a tutorial on URLs.

              I don't understand the problem. Why do people worry about retyping a long URL or finding shortening devices.
              I just highlight, copy and paste any URL into an addressing field and it seems to work just fine.

              What's the concern?

              Cheers

              BILL



              On 1/20/2011 10:31 PM, Jim Benedict wrote:

              Likely the best place for an explanation on URL shorteners is at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening

              Google is one of several sites that offers a shortening service.  Go to http://goo.gl/  where  you can obtain your own shortener.  The main advantage is when you want to offer people a hyperlink to another website but the URL (that string that starts with http://ww and so on) goes on for dozens of characters, which makes it really hard to type in accurately.

              A word of caution: if you do not know or trust the source of the URL shortener, do not click on it or type it in.  This has been one way malicious people get you directed to naughty places.  If you trust the source, then this is a handy tool.

              Jim Benedict

               

               

               

              From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Xenia Stanford
              Sent: January-20-11 3:02 PM
              To: 'Ronna L. Byam'; 'Dist-Gen'
              Subject: RE: cemetery info online

               

              Nope! I feel like a dummy now! Tell me how and I’ll put it in Chinook so others won’t be as dumb as me!

              Xenia

               

              From: Ronna L. Byam [mailto:rleeb@...]
              Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:57 PM
              To: president@...; 'Dist-Gen'
              Subject: RE: cemetery info online

               

              Do you not know what “shortening the URL’s” means?

               

              From: Xenia Stanford [mailto:xenias@...]
              Sent: 20-Jan-11 2:24 PM
              To: 'Ronna L. Byam'; 'Dist-Gen'
              Subject: RE: cemetery info online

               

              The urls are strange although they take you the right pages. The Vancouver url is actually http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKEtOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials and Edmonton’s is http://webproxy.edmonton.ca/external/cemeteries

              Xenia

               

              From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Ronna L. Byam
              Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:23 PM
              To: Dist-Gen
              Subject: cemetery info online

               

              I don’t know who Valerie Beaudrault is – this info was passed on to someone I know by someone they know – I googled her name and there is a Valerie Beaudrault who does New England stuff and one who does Quebec stuff.  I shortened the URLs.

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              Obituary and Cemetery Databases  by Valerie Beaudrault

              Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia  http://bit.ly/eNKRJB

              The City of Vancouver, British Columbia, has made the Mountain View Cemetery database available on its website. Mountain View Cemetery, established in 1887, is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Vancouver metropolitan area. Click on the History link to read a detailed narrative of the cemetery’s founding and development over the years.

              Click on the Genealogy Resources link in the contents list to access database. The database comprises an alphabetical list of burials. The list was transcribed from the official cemetery records. The data fields in the database include name of the deceased, date of death, date of burial, and location of the grave. Click on the Cemetery Maps link on the alphabetical listing page to view maps. By clicking on each section of the overview map you will be able to view more detailed maps so that you can locate a grave. An explanation on how to interpret the maps has been provided.

              In addition to the alphabetical listing your will find the following burial databases for Mountain View Cemetery: mayors of Vancouver, Vancouver firefighters and police officers who died while on active duty, interesting citizens, WW1 and WW2 military burials, and Fraternal organizations at Mountain View. For many of the entries in these databases you will find links to biographical and photographs.

              There are also stories of local disasters: Rogers Pass Slide Disaster of 1910, a slide in the pass killed 62 men, 30 of whom are buried at Mountain View; New Westminster Railway Disaster of 1909; the Lakeview Tram disaster of 1909, the worst transit accident in Vancouver's history, and a list of burials from the SS Sophia, which sank at Vanderbilt Reef Alaska in October 1918.

              City of Edmonton Cemeteries Database, Edmonton, Alberta  http://bit.ly/gRYr2F

              The City of Edmonton has made a searchable cemeteries database available on its website. The more than 60,000 burials listed in the database took place 25 or more years ago. The following cemeteries have been indexed: Beechmount, Clover Bar, Edmonton, Little Mountain, and Mount Pleasant. The burials for two cemeteries, Northern Lights and South Haven, have not been included.

              First, click on the “How do I obtain the service?” link and then on the Cemetery Location Link to open the database search page. The database may be searched by first name and/or last name. You may search all of the cemeteries at one time or select a specific cemetery to search using the dropdown list. The data fields in the search results are last name, first name, burial date, cemetery name, section, block and plot.

              Brochures for self-guided walking tours of three Edmonton cemeteries: Mt. Pleasant, Edmonton and Beechmount, have been provided. These files are in PDF file format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

               



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