Spoke too soon!

By , December 9, 2009 11:29 AM

I went through the Van Valkinburgh/Moser pages today and found numerous missing or mismatched photos! I can’t figure out where this is happening. I had to delete and re-generate the files and reload to the site 3 times and go through them with a fine tooth comb each time.
At this time all the people who have photos should be correctly linked! I guess I need to go through all the others again, too. I am about to dump the ged to web program I am using! Although if it is correct now and it fails again I will have to blame the server. I have had files disappear from this site before.

No News is Good News!

By , December 4, 2009 8:31 AM

I am happy to report the website is getting more hits and everything seems to be running well. I have had no complaints of broken links or crosslinked photos.
With eBay sales taking all my time pretty well through Christmas I don’t think I will be putting up the new photos or any census pages until after the first of the year.

Good Wheat Bread Recipe!

By , November 17, 2009 3:14 PM

Best Wheat Bread Recipe!

Sourdough Wheat Bread

Sourdough Wheat Bread

I have taken a recipe from one of my books and modified it for my own tastes and I find it is quite good and stays very moist, not at all like old, dry wheat bread!

I have posted it here, along with a link to a printable version without photos. Sometimes it does not turn out as pretty, but it always tastes good!

Gedcom Download Pages

By , November 10, 2009 9:56 AM

The GEDCOM download page has been changed to a password protected page so as to help control who is downloading the information. If you want to download the gedcoms please email me from the website main page at Alaska Herrins and I will email you the username and password. The gedcoms are identical to what is used to make the site, but lack the photos. They are still privatized.

I decided to do this to help protect the work I have put into this from the Ancestry dot com scammers.



By , November 9, 2009 7:46 PM

Still battling the photo crosslink issue. I fix them all and reload the pages, and then there is a different mess to fix! Most of the photos are right, but I still have some Stone/Ogden family to fix now. I never cease to be awed by computers and what they can do and what they fail at!

I did scrounge up a few more photos and will work on integrating them later.

Site is up and running, sort of…

By , November 6, 2009 5:19 PM

After much head banging the guest book is working as well as the links to download the GEDCOMs.

I have looked through the site somewhat today, now that it is all running again, and I see a lot of cross linked pictures. Photos that are not linked to the right person. I am going through all the files and trying to find them all.

After I fix the files it will take about 30 minutes to delete the old files and upload the corrected ones, for each family. There is no easy way around it. Something in the software I am using, or just dumb mistakes by me, keeps mixing up my pictures and I am a little frustrated about it right now.

So…back to the grind.


Welcome to the Alaska Herrin’s Genealogy

By , November 5, 2009 3:50 PM

The website, Alaska Herrins, is finally updated as of 2009-11-01, but then I switched my server package to a Linux hosting so I could use more CGI and other scripts (or at least pretend I know how to). So it has been off line for a bit now as they switch the package over. If you are reading this, then it should be done. The site is alaskaherrins.com.

I hope to do more frequent updates than I have been, but there are no promises. I have a lot of census images I want to add to the website and some biographical sketches that were gathered up by distant family members long ago. I need to come up with some idea of organization for all of it so it will take me a little while.

The photos linked to individuals on the genealogy pages are new for this update so there is something a little more interesting. I am always looking for more or better ones if you have something you would like to contribute. I am hoping to get some photo albums of the very old photos up soon.

If you find any errors on your family don’t hesitate to email me and I will fix it as soon as possible. I would like to know if there are broken links, misinformation or messed up pictures (ones that are obviously too small or large or the wrong person).


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