Finding a name on a page
When you get to the correct surname page that your ancestor might be on, you may browse through by scrolling up and down
by using several methods, e.g. the browser vertical scroll bar, up and down arrow, page up and page down, home for top of page, end for bottom of page.
You may also search the page by using the browser's Find function, e.g. press the Ctrl key and while holding it down press F key, then release both, this is
also written textually as 'Ctrl+F'. The Function key F3 will also initiate the Find function so that you can type the search phrase, usually a surname, into the
text box. Firefox's page search will appear at the bottom of the pc screen. Chrome's
page search will appear at the top of the pc screen The search begins as soon as you begin typing in the box, and matches if any will be highlighted on the page. There will be a search down and a search up arrow to click and jump to each match.
Viewing the tombstone and other images
Hopefully, you find the one searched for and there is an icon there indicating that a photo of the tombstone is available to view by clicking the icon. There could be icons
indicating several types of images, and they are listed on the icons legend page, it is accessed from the index page. When you click an image icon
link, it will appear in place of the interment listing page. There you can view it, save it, or
possibly print it. There are two types of popup menus available for you to choose the next action, and you also may use the keyboard or the browser buttons.
The popup menus available for you to choose on all browsers are right-click pointer is off of the image, and right-click pointer is on the image.
This example shows the popups using a Firefox.
When the mouse pointer is not on the image, do a right click, then click Back arrow to return to the interment listing.The other choices available will affect the page, e.g. reload or refresh page, and bookmark star. When the mouse pointer is on the image, do a right click,
then click Save image as, and you may save it to a folder in the device or possibly in the clouds. The other choices available will affect the image, e.g. email or share the picture.
The keyboard action when viewing an image from the interment listing would be to go Back by using the Backspace, or Alt+left arrow. Hold down the Alt key then tap the left arrow. To go Forward using the keyboard, use Shift+Backspace, or Alt+right arrow. Then there is always the browser Back button and Forward button to navigate with the mouse. The Back and Forward buttons have become simple arrows on most browsers nowadays.
Do not forget Reload or Refresh. If you have been to the web page before then the browser saves it in it's cache memory, so the next time you visit the exact same page it will load the one in it's cache to show it faster without having to download a new copy. This is true for all the browsers and all the webpages you visit. So, if any change was made to the page since your previous visit, you probably won't see it, unless you Reload the page, which tells the browser you want to download the page so you will be current.
And the browsers have functions available in menu form and some in a "Settings" format. There you find Save, and Print usually, for the web page. And Zoom factor, which is also a keyboard
shortcut by using the Ctrl++ and Ctrl+-, to zoom positive Ctrl+plus key, to zoom negatively Ctrl+minus key. Chrome has a much more indepth shortcut list
. Firefox has an indepth shortcut list
As PVGS webmaster, I highly recommend Chrome browser
for viewing our Pecan Valley Genealogical Society website. It works best and looks great, has all the functions necessary and is very intuitive and security is best. (and Family Search support staff also recommend Chrome browser)
I test web pages on the three most popular browsers, and they're all good. The table below are my findings and please email me if you find errors here and if you know of other
interesting shortcuts in browsers that would help our visitors to these cemetery interment listings.