Visit the new Help section by clicking the Help link at the bottom of any page on randymajors.org. On the page, you’ll find answers to an assortment of the most common questions we receive. If you don’t find the answer to your question, scroll down the page to the Contact randymajors.org Support form, and send us a question. You can also use this form to submit enhancement ideas for how we can make the tools more useful to you. Check back often, as we’ll be adding more help resources in the future, potentially including video tutorials on usage of the … Read more
While searching on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch, the FREE Historical U.S. Counties Auto-Checker extension for Chrome* automatically checks that the county existed in the year you are searching, checks for valid places, warns of boundary changes, and links to historical county lines on Google Maps for the place and years you are searching. NEW! SEE A LifeMap OF YOUR ANCESTORS: If you are a randymajors.org Research Hub Contributor, you can link to a LifeMap showing all of the U.S. locations for each fact on any person profile page on Ancestry! It will show the Historical U.S. Counties as they existed as of … Read more
Thanks to a suggestion from a user, it is now much easier to login to the Ad-Free Fullscreen Map and Search tools on randymajors.org Research Hub. Rather than having to hunt for a little Login link at the bottom of each tool, you can simply click the “Sign In or Join” button in the upper right corner of any page on randymajors.org. It looks like this: Once you click the Sign In or Join button, just click the “Sign in with Google” button that appears: After signing in, you’ll be taken to the ad-free fullscreen version of the map tool … Read more
Back in December, I announced a way to get access to all of the map tools AD-FREE and FULL-SCREEN. I’m pleased to announce an AD-FREE option is now available for AncestorSearch on Google Search as well! The functionality is identical, but with no ads: The ad-free versions of the map and search tools are formatted to work equally well on your smartphone or tablet too! All the details are on this page: NEW: Enjoy ALL of the map and search tools AD-FREE and FULL-SCREEN! GOOD NEWS: If you have already signed up for access to the ad-free map tools, you now … Read more
The randymajors.org website had a few intermittent web server issues today where the website could not be accessed. Fortunately, if you happened to have bookmarked the Ad-Free, Full-Screen Map tools, those versions of the tools WERE NOT affected. UPDATE: The entire randymajors.org website should be fully functioning again now. If you visit the website and the page is not appearing, you can try to press Ctrl+F5 on your keyboard to force a browser refresh. Thank you for your patience while this was resolved!
Over the years, I’ve had lots of requests for a way to subscribe to the map and search tools on randymajors.org rather than having advertisements displayed. This has been a challenge, as I want to keep the tools free of charge for everyone to use, and the advertising helps offset the significant costs associated with the development and operation of the tools. I’m excited to say that you now have an opportunity to choose what works best for you: Free map tools supported by advertising (left/top), AD-FREE FULLSCREEN map and search tools (right/bottom) The above screenshots are from … Read more