We are pleased to announce that ManyRoads now allows for the Printing of both our Posts and Pages. At the bottom of our site Pages, you will see a small Print Icon and label; the same icon and banner appear in our Post banner. Simply click on the Print icon to generate a printable document. Please let us know via our contact page if you have problems with this new function.
Additionally, you may noticed a new Social Bookmark function at the bottom of our Pages/Posts. Simply clicking on the “Social Bookmarks!” opens a table of popular Social Networking options. Select your favorite Social Networking tool icon (ie. Facebook) to link to any of our Pages/Posts. Again, please contact us with any problems or difficulties.
It is our sincere hope that these tools will assist in the usefulness and friendliness of the ManyRoads site.
We apologize for the rough performance of the ManyRoads site during this time. Because of the increased use and traffic on our site we are transferring everything to a new server, rather than continuing to limp along on an old PC located in our basement. Aside from providing us with more space, we should have a considerably improved internet connection (our little home office DSL was just not up to the task).
We have provided for a redirect of our old address http://manyroads.info to the new site and address http://many-roads.com. Please note that you should change any RSS Feed from this site to reflect our new address. Otherwise you will miss out on exciting posts like this one!
We are very pleased to announce our newest Guest tracking tools. You can see where ManyRoads website readers have come from. Simply click on the Guests menu options (either on the top of the page or on the right hand menu). You will be take to a page that contains a visitors map. Enjoy! Oh and please feel free to leave us a brief note should you go there…
Additionally on the right hand menu, you should see an item in the menu bar that indicates how many people are currently on the ManyRoads site. The “member” you see is almost certainly me (mark) the ManyRoads webmaster.
Simply highlight any term or phrase; and a pop-up will appear. In the pop-up you have the option of selecting one of our offered genealogical sites. Once you select an item from the pop-up a java window will open highlighting all related items from your selected site (basically it is a search result). You may scroll and or read from the pop-up to gain deeper insight into what you requested. Once you are done simply close the window and you will return to the place you left (on ManyRoads, in this case).
This WordPress plugin was developed by AmbientWebs/ eirenicon and is freely available. More sophisticated web tools like this are also available for a ‘fee’.
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As a Linux user, I have access to a tool called Tesseract for doing my OCR work. This tool is multi-lingual and easy to use (although not so simple that I can do it from rote). An excellent set of instructions are available at How-to Forge.
For even higher levels of accuracy you might try the Free OCR site.