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/

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Judy and I have spent the last week house-sitting for our son Blaine and his family, while they are in Disneyland for a family vacation. Actually, we are pet-sitting and the house comes with the job. I expected problems connecting my computer to their home network. Fortunately I had decided to bring Judy's computer that has a wireless adapter rather than mine, which would need to use the 3G internet stick. I set up her computer on the dining room table and turned it on. I turned it on, needed to reboot, but immedately found their wireless network and I was able to access high-speed cable internet. Yahoo! I brought along the files I need to serve my support mission, and things have gone very well. I wanted to try the free Personal Ancestry Writer software on their iMac and it was a simple process: download the software from www.lanopalera.net, copy it to a new folder, and double click the icon to run the software. I needed to create a new file and import a gedcom file, and my genealogy was there!!! I intended to upload the current version of my database while I am here, where it is quick and easy. But when I went to upload it I discovered that I had not brought the account into I needed. So I will upload it from home. I received another correction this morning, which I will want to include.

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