This morning I was hosting a teleconference on Personal Ancestral File 5.2 with 60 participants. The starting time was 11:00 AM. I was able to get on the Oracle server with no problem at 10:30, but the connection was slow, so I decided to by-pass the router by connecting the computer directly to the modem. Then I discovered that I had lost my internet connection. By the time I had my connection re-established it was 10:55. I barely got into the session on time. Things went well until 11:27 when the lights went out, the computer shut down, and the cordless speakerphone went dead. A power failure! At the worst possible time! I found a corded phone and dialed into the phone bridge for the conference. People were still on, so I continued my session without its video componenent. Thanks to the wonderful participants. Then after Judy's doctor appointment, we went to visit our niece Nicole at the Univerity of Alberta Hospital. She is doing well. She had an acute attack of athsma, then was in a medically-induced coma for 11 days. She has been awake for four days and she wants to go home. She was glad of our visit. This evening I was finally able to upload the current version of my Buchanan family database to the server at clawz.com What a relief! I have been trying since October 11th and the FTP software kept stopping before the job was finished. Maybe by-passing the router solved the problem. In any case it was a relief to have that job completed. So not withstanding a few obstacles, it was a very good day.
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/