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Re: Birth #33

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 3:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Oct 2012 5:26PM GMT
A posting a few minutes ago failed - I'm trying again.

The JPG files are not good for us on the other end.... way too limited. If you CANNOT capture links that work at all then consider sharing the exact where, which congregation/parish, which church book and time period, and page number that you are trying to capture. We cannot go to your links above because we have no idea of where, when or who...

When you've studied and used the instructions and been able to find a scanned page on the Digitalarkivet that you'd like to capture as a URL to share with someone else or save for your family history documentation - just copying the URL that your browser shows will NOT provide a working link for longer than about 1/2 an hour -- it only works very temporarily.

Working direct links to the scanned images on the Digitalarkivet can be copied and pasted from the desired page from a display option available. At the top of the scanned image page is an option labeled "Bildeinformasjon:" [Norwegian version]/"Image Information"[English version] which is by default set to "Ingen" [Norwegian version]/"None" [English version]. Change that and magic is available. Of the three options I like "Øverst" [Norwegian version]/"On top" [English version] because it puts the additional information across the top of the page and is usually easier for me to see.

The first line "Kildeinformasjon:" [Norwegian version]/"Source information" [English version] is a really nice summary of the source of the information and is wonderful to have for making detailed source citations, footnotes, etc.

The second line "Permanent sidelenke:" [Norwegian version]/"Permanent pagelink" [English version] is the best line to capture if you want to save the exact URL location or share the actual scanned image and the source information. It allows the full capabilities for zooming in and out to best view the image and informs the recipient of the exact location, book and other details to be able to find WHERE you found the information.

The third line "Permanent bildelenke:" [Norwegian version]/"Permanent imagelink" [English version] is the best used to print a copy of the image or to save a copy of the image in a jpg format computer file. This line does NOT also capture the source information and therefore is NOT the best line to copy to share online when requesting help or assistance in deciphering the image found.

Good information about translating the formats of Norwegian parish church records during various time periods, many of the basic terms used and understanding how to use the information should be studied at this web site -
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~norway/na20.html
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
thoraway 22 Oct 2012 6:50PM GMT 
A_E_Colangeli 22 Oct 2012 8:53PM GMT 
thoraway 22 Oct 2012 9:08PM GMT 
thoraway 20 Oct 2012 12:07AM GMT 
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