Thanks to Professor Dru of the Find Your Folks blog for posting a link on her Facebook page to the archived broadcast of last night's episode of Why Do You Think You Are? featuring Vanessa Williams. Such helpful advice is exactly why I peruse Facebook each morning before tackling my email inbox.
My computers' web browsers have Flash video capability, but not so for the out-of-the-box iPad. My attempts to view a Flash video was met with the message "an update to your browser is required." However, there is no such iPad Flash update for the pre-installed Safari web browser. Fortunately Mr. Myrt had purchased an iPad magazine for me, and it is there I discovered Skyfire is a perfect solution. (Skyfire also handles problems the iPad has in failing to scroll down lengthy Facebook and Google Reader pages.)
Happy family tree climbing!
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