I’d like to introduce…

Edward George "Ted" Turner

Edward George Turner, known affectionately to his family and friends as Ted, was a kind hearted, gregarious, right jolly English gent, loved by all who knew him. He was born on the 27th of June 1911 at Blake Cottage, Horn Street in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, where his father was employed as head groom to Mr Gosling of Blake House.

And His Lovely Wife…


Miss Phyllis Mary Collins, daughter of William Collins, publican of the George Inn in Winslow, which is where Ted met her one fateful day in the 1930s

#31WBGB Interlinking Blog Posts

Another great topic from 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog!

The benefits of forward and backward linking of related blog posts:

  • Offers readers an easy way to navigate to posts with a similar theme- and navigation is everything
  • Or, in  my case, links posts which are parts of a series (e.g. the never ending saga of my beloved Denchfields!)
  • Gives a sense of cohesiveness to blogs which cover a wide variety of topics
  • It is easier for the reader to click on an embedded link, than to select from tags or categories on a sidebar

Tags and categories are another way I connect related posts. For the most part, a post falls into one category, but often has a number of tags. I think of the category as a chapter heading, and the tags as a sort of index of ideas or themes.

When writing a post, I typically add links back to related posts, but as Tonia pointed out, I rarely take the time to edit old posts and add forward links. So, I am going to follow Tonia’s lead and spend 15 minutes today adding links to my earlier posts – at least those related to the Denchfields :-)

There are a number of wordpress plug-ins which facilitate linking. I’ve tried several, but finally settled on Related Posts Thumbnails as it seems to be the most accurate of the plug-ins which utilize thumbnail images, at least in my blog.


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