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Delicious-ly Saving Your Bookmarks

I have mentioned this web site several times at our Networking Group meetings and I think it’s worth a post here. Delicious.com is a very useful and helpful website that will let you keep track of your important web pages and give you access to them wherever you are.

It works like this: Go to www.delicious.com and register for a free account: provide your name, email, make up a username and password, and you are ready to go.

  • Whenever you come across a website that you want to come back to, save the link in Delicious.
  • Add “tags” that describe the website so you can find it again.
  • You can make comments that will remind you why you liked this site in the first place or that will help you use the site.
  • You can make a site public or private. Public bookmarks can be seen by other Delicious users. I use the private feature when I bookmark a site that has a password, and I put the password in the comments section.

So how can this help with genealogy?

  • When you bookmark a website with Delicious, you will be able to access it from any computer, whether you’re at home, at the library, or at any computer anywhere.
  • Many digitized books (such as are found on the HathiTrust website) do not allow printing, but you can save the link. I add notes in the comments of my bookmarks to remind me which pages are relevant or why the book is important to my research.
  • Public bookmarks are searchable so you can search other people’s bookmarks and find sites that were helpful to them.

Give Delicious a try today and report back on how you use it. Happy bookmarking!
-Sonia

Categories: Genealogy

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Cook Memorial Public Library District

Install Cook Memorial Public Library District

Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”