Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living at Onoway, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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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 https://familysearch.org This is very rewarding. I have helped many with the free Personal Ancestral File 5 (PAF5) software. I continue to help others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I am an assistant director of Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. 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/

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

FamilySearchIndexing - I signed up for Family Search Indexing, and have transcribed indexes for a few pages of the 1900 censuses of Missouri and North Carolina, as well as a parish register from France. The system is well thought-out, with built-in shortcuts. Although the specifications call for a high-speed Internet connection, I was able to do indexing with a slow dial-up connection. Downloading the indexing software took nearly 4 hours, but downloading the page images took just a few minutes each, and uploading my transcription took just seconds. If I don't have time to finish indexing an image, I can save my work and come back to it later. To sign up, go to www.familysearchindexing.org High Speed Wireless Internet Access - Friday, the installers will arrive to install high-speed wireless if they detect the signal. Since the service is line-of-sight and the tower is at Ross Haven, the results are uncertain.

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