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: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired online school teacher. During July 2007 - January 2010, and September 2011 - March 2014, I 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 was an assistant director of Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. In recent months I was director of this FHC. 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 16, 2007

Last week at the Family History Center, scanning microfilms took most of my time. Unfortunately, the Minolta and Dell equipment seemed to be working at cross purposes. After about 30 scans the computer would need to be rebooted. This happened three times, while I had a line-up of people waiting to have their microfilms scanned. I think their patience was starting to wear thin towards the end. Today again, I had trouble with the film scanner. It has been exciting to see the new partnerships announced by FamilySearch.org It should attract additional people to the Family History Centers. It has been as busy week. The townhouse next door to Evelyn and Ed caught fire, and their unit received extensive smoke damage. They hope to be able to move into a different unit this weekend. Rob's car needed engine work, so yesterday I drove to his house (about an hour and a half away), and helped him to return the rental car and pick up his car. Earlier in the day Judy and I planted our potatoes.

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