It is good to be home again. Over the past month we have looked Laurel's children, Andrew's house, and Blaine's house. And all of our charges survived: the children, the fish, the guinea pigs, the cocketiel, and the dog. Fortunately they were all easy to look after. The kids were wonderful. I also got to watch "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" with Laurel's family. I am glad I got to see it. Would I watch it again? Probably, ... at least once more.
I have enjoyed access to high-speed internet, allowing me to view online genealogy videos and LegacyFamilyTree allowed me to take part in two of DearMyrtle's live webinars on the beta release of the Google+ social media service. Now, if I can just figure out how to do a posting ... OK ... so I missed the first part of the first Google+ webinar ... :-) Maybe someone can explain the process to me. I am sure it is not too complex. I like the concept of Circles, where you can share certain things with only the members of that particular Circle. Facebook seems like a free-for all, but it may be a reflexion on my lack of familiarity with how to organize it. On Facebook I am constantly bombarded by game invitations and other things that I find annoying, but I love the access to the latest family news and photos. Maybe Google+ will offer the benefits of Facebook without its draw-backs.
I got a lot more indexing done on the Irish Tithe Applotment Records from the 1830s. The records I indexed were all in the south: County Mayo mostly. Still, these records will be useful to other people researching their family roots in Ireland.
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.
- 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 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, July 24, 2011