I can't believe the number of responses on the PAF mailing lists to my suggestions regarding not formatting "unreadable/unformatted" floppy disks and on succession planning. Everyone seemed to have some input to share. (To read them, check the archives of the lists mentioned earlier in my blog.) Living at the end of a dead-end rural road has an interesting aspect this time of year. When there is a foot or two of snow on the ground, people sometimes end up in a snow bank. This happened last night. The doorbell rang, and a young man about 20 years of age asked if he could use our telephone. He telephoned his friends and I got my shovels, and between the four of us, we had him on his way in half an hour. They seemed like really nice boys. We all need a little help from time to time.
Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living at Onoway, Alberta, Canada.
Main website: http://billbuchanan.byethost17.com This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.
- Name: Bill Buchanan
- Location: Onoway, Alberta, Canada
I am a retired online school teacher. During July 2007 - January 2010, and September 2011 until the present I have provided part-time support for http://www.familysearch.org This is very rewarding. My greatest strength in this area is the free genealogy software Personal Ancestral File 5 (PAF5). I continue to help others with PAF and New FamilySearch. See
Since April 2010, I am an assistant director of Edmonton Riverbend Family History Center. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click http://mormon.org/