Yesterday I had an email from someone adding a lot of information on Islay McCuaig of Glenelg, Grey, Ontario, Canada, born about 1899. This was totally unsolicited. It is a good example of the power of putting your genealogy online. It seems like every week or two I am contacted by someone. Often it is to correct info on my website or add new information. I love it!
On April 18th, I am doing Session D3 "Putting Your Genealogy Online" from 3:30-4:30 PM at the AGS Conference. That morning at 10:00 AM I am doing a session on FamilySearch Support at the Bonnie Doon Family History Centre, so it will be a busy day. I like to contribute, but I certainly get nervous. Providing the online training requires a lot of preparation, but is not as stressful.
Things have been busy this month , as I have given online training sessions on "Personal Ancestral File Companion", "Get My Ancestors", "Using the Free ClipX Clipboard Utility", and "Running PAF from a Flash Drive". It has been fun, but a little hectic when added to the usual things.
I learned that PRFMagnet from Ohanasoftware.com is now free. Formerly it was $20. It will be a good resource for those who want to download family trees from the Pedigree Resource File on familysearch.org
On the subject of running PAF from a flash drive, I noted in Lisa Louise Cooke's recent interview with Bruce Buzbee, that he was talking about a new feature in Roots Magic 4 ... the ability to run from a flash drive! I have been doing this with PAF for years!
I have been examining the lineage of the Lairds of Buchanan. The 1723 book "The Family of Buchanan "by William Buchanan of Auchmar is not nearly as detailed as I would have expected. There are no birth dates, and unless they died in famous battles, there are usually no death dates either. And I complain about some of today's researchers!