Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, 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. I love family history. Since 2007, I have spent much of my time providing part-time support for the world's largest free family history site This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
In 2010-2018 Iserved in the 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

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Birthday Present

Earlier this week, by brother Lloyd came with a surprise birthday present, a Garmin Drive 60 GPS unit for my car. I have sometimes thought of getting one, and I had played with using Google Maps on my phone in the car, but found nothing that worked really well.

This unit comes with free map updates, and many features, including speed camera warnings, speed limit advisories, lane advisories, and other useful things. I am looking forward to learning to use it. Lloyd helped me to set it up. I was surprised that downloading the maps took 2 hours and 20 minutes. But now it is ready to roll. I tried it out over the past two days, and there is a bit of a learning curve, as with any new technology.

It runs entirely on the stored maps and GPS so there is no need for an internet connection, which means that the operating cost should be zero.

Thank you Lloyd!!!.  What a wonderful gift!