Using Our Blog

This blog is uses Blogger (or Blogspot, same thing). It is part of Google and is known as the simplest blogging software to use.

You get to our blog by typing You don't have to sign in. You should be able to see everything and to leave comments as Anonymous. But we would like it if you include your first name in the comment.

A tour of our blog:

Across the top: Tabs will take you to Pages of information that will be there for your use and won’t change much. They are the tabs across the top and also on the left side.

On the left:

· Pages similar to the tabs across the top.

· Followed by a blog list. Blogger automatically updates these with their most recent post info.

In the center panel: Posts are included with the most recent at the top. To make a comment, click on the little yellow pencil at the bottom of each post. To see other people’s comments click on the title of the post.

On the right: 

Follow by Email: I would like to use this to replace the Ferndale Genies email list.
Search This Blog: This only searches the posts in the center not the pages with the tabs.
Labels: Labels are assigned when posts are written. You click on the label and the blogs with that label are displayed in the center.
My Archive: Older posts by month.

Comments: You can comment on any post or page or make general comments in the Contact Us area. Anyone can make comments without signing in. Below the comment box where it says Comment As: In the dropdown menu select Name/URL. Fill in your first name and leave the URL blank. The comments are moderated and the moderator will reply or post the comments as needed.

To Print: Use a right click or ctrl P.


The Legal Stuff

Copyright laws are complex and we will make every effort to give credit and not plagiarize the work of other genealogists and bloggers.  Simply stated, facts cannot be copyrighted.  Copyrights apply to new ideas and to the presentation of facts.  We don’t post forms or diagrams developed by others.  We don’t post large excerpts from other blog sites but we will link to them.
Privacy Policy
Ferndale Genies respect your privacy.  Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and email address will not be released, sold or rented to any entities or individuals outside of Ferndale Genies.

Remember the Risks Whenever You Use the Internet:  While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to Ferndale Genies and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. 

Disclosure Policy (valid from 02 April 2017)
This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.

The owner(s) of this blog will never receive compensation in any way from this blog.

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
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