I am pleased to announce a whole new look, expanded and thoroughly reorganized content, for Ole Larson’s Folks. From the home page, throughout my entire family tree, maps, sources, documents, etc., information is much more complete and flexible. For example, you can now select any of the 7000+ individuals, and easily view their complete individual profile, with all vital information, notes, sources, photos, etc. Based on any individual, you can instantly bring up their family group, ancestors, or descendants. Search for individual names, browse the surname directory, it is all quite easy.
For full privileges, you will need to create a free user account, selecting a username and password of your choice. Once the account is activated, you will be able to view vital statistics of living individuals, as well as generate PDF files you can save and print for yourself. If you so request, you may also download GEDCOM files including individuals and family groups you select, or even my entire file of over 7,400 individuals. I will only activate this privilege to those who ask me for it, and who agree to afford me proper credit. I can also grant contributor or editor privileges to those who wish to collaborate. The “one-size-fits-all” username and password for the “Descendants” section of the old site will no longer be active.
I hope you will take some time to learn navigation of the site, and explore the available options. Come back often, as I will be adding photos like mad, cleaning up data, linking to sources, mapping place names, and otherwise improving the site over the coming months.
Content and activity here on the blog will not be changing, although some archived information will be appearing on the main site in a more coherent form, in the Histories, Documents, and Photos categories. Later on, I will attempt to update the blog’s appearance, to hopefully resemble the improved look of the home site. As always, I welcome your comments, suggestions, and constructive criticism. Enjoy!