|My grandmother - Marie Lindsay Gould|
How did I do that?
We've always been able to create links to Parents & Spouses because the site has that ability built-in.
What is not built into the website is the ability link to other family members, like siblings. Have you ever wanted to do this? I know I have.
It involves a bit of computer coding (out of my realm of expertise). However, thanks to my cousin, Paula, and my brother, John, with their expertise, I am now able to add those links.
Here are the instructions for adding them to any memorial:
1. Click on the “edit bio” area of the memorial
2. Once the bio screen comes up you can now add the coding. I add it just below whatever bio I have already written. Of course, if there is no bio, then you simply add the coding to the blank bio.
|Here is Marie Gould's bio screen - you can see the sibling links below her bio.|
3. Copy & save the code below, located between the two lines.
Please note that you will need to insert the information from your own memorial, where I have indicated in red.
DO NOT add any spaces or other characters, if there are none in the code.
IT IS CRITICAL TO COPY THE CODE JUST AS IT IS.
If you leave out or add any spaces the posting will not be correct.
<a class="NoUnderline12point" href="fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=INSERT the memorial number here">INSERT first name here<i> INSERT Maiden name here </i> INSERT married name here (INSERT year of birth & death here, with a space before & after the dash) </a>
<a class="NoUnderline12point" href="fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid= INSERT the memorial number here ">INSERT first & last name here, no space in between(INSERT year of birth & death here, with a space before & after the dash)</a>
Use the first code for married females. Use the second for males.
NOTE: If you want the siblings to show up as in the picture of Marie Gould's memorial (with no spaces between the names), then you can delete the space between the individual codes. This is the ONLY space that can be eliminated without affecting the code itself, because it is not a part of the code.
This may seem complicated at first, but it really isn’t. It’s copy, paste, insert and save.
The worst that can happen is you have to go back and change it. Or you have to delete it from the bio because it came out wrong. No harm has been done, either way.
BUT, it is really nice to have those links to siblings. WHY?
- Because a cousin or other relative may come across your posting and not know how they might be related until they see that sibling listed.
- It makes it easy for you to go to other family members by just clicking on the sibling links.
- Because I think it completes a person’s memorial to have their siblings linked to them.
I’ve been a FindAGrave.com member now for nearly 8 years. I have located many family members resting places, found cousins, had cousins find me, learned where someone died and just generally enjoyed the site.
Here is a link to my profile page http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46844686
|That's me at Willow Grove Cemetery in Armada, Michigan, during a 2010 visit.|
I hope this has been helpful to you. I always welcome your comments. Oh, and I still need to add this code to many of my own memorials.
Copyright © 2014 Diane Gould Hall