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/

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I was reminded the other day, that I have not posted any messages recently, so I will try to do better.

For the past week I have been working on my family tree on the new FamilySearch website. This is one of the websites I provide support for. It is still in an early state of development and has just a few thousand people using it. It won't be available to the general public for another year or two. By then it will be a stable, Web 2.0 genealogy site that is usable without charge. Unlike the present site, familysearch.org you will be able to edit the content in real-time. At least, you will be able to edit material that you contributed. But if you didn't contribute it, you can add the correct information, and choose to have it displayed. Since I was the contributor of most of the things on my family tree, I am in the process of correcting and filling in missing data.

In the process I have come across the email address of someone working on the Willerton line and someone working on the Poole line. I also discovered the parents of my ancestor Robert Nicholls, of North Cerny, Gloucester, England. It was a nice "bonus". I hope to find others as I work on the family tree.

Here is a view from nFS of part of my pedigree. Click the image to see it full-sized.

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