It’s Saturday night – time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, courtesy of Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings. Tonight’s fun involves Wordle:
1) Go to the Wordle site – www.wordle.net and create your own unique Wordle – it’s a word cloud. You can use either a clump of text, enter your own words (say, surnames, or given names), use a blog page address, or something else. Your choice! Be creative with the fonts, colors, backgrounds, and layout.
2) Save it as an image (I used Print Screen, pasted it to a Word document, used the Windows snipping tool to edit it, and saved it to a file). Tell us how you did it.
3) Show us your handiwork! Add the image to a blog post of your own or on a web page of your own. Tell me in a comment here where it is.
First I tried using my blog address. I found the results to be interesting:I then published a surname report for my Family Tree Maker database and extracted the names I am currently researching from the report. Then I pasted it into Wordle and, voila:
It becomes obvious pretty quickly which families I have spent the most time on!
To get the images from Wordle to my blog I used the Snipping Tool that came with my computer. I think it worked pretty well. I chose the colour scheme because it seemed to go well with my blog colours!