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Is It Time to Prune the Family Tree?

Do you ever feel like your family tree is just too big?  I am in that spot now and am debating the pros and cons of pruning my tree.  Our combined tree, for myself and Charlie’s family, holds over 21,000 relatives! … Continue reading

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What is the Multimedia File Listing Report Used For?

Have you ever wanted a list of the files you just downloaded from a website?  Or a list of the files you just scanned and loaded into your computer? This morning I found a collection on ancestry.com called: Bucks County, … Continue reading

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Conducting A Document Inventory

Have you ever wanted to inventory your file folder of documents (evidence) for a person and compare it the list of documents associated with the person in your family tree?  I have been working on DAR (Daughters of the American … Continue reading

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Do you the know origins of Memorial Day?

There are several different possibilities as to the origins of Memorial Day.  The story that I grew up with in Western Pennsylvania was that Memorial Day began in 1864 in Boalsburg, Centre County, Pa.  Boalsburg is a small community located outside … Continue reading

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Got Death Certificates, Whats Next?

In my prior article An Exciting Day in PA Records Is At Hand I discussed the impending release of the first wave of PA Death Certificates (1906-1924) on Ancestry.com.  Four hundred and sixty-nine (469) death certificates later, I’m ready for the next … Continue reading

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An Exciting Day in PA Records Is At Hand

The long awaited release of the Pennsylvania Birth & Death certificates is at hand.  According to James Beidler’s column in the Lebanon Daily News the big day is, fingers crossed, April 17th.  Read James’ article here for the full details … Continue reading

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EMail Privacy

In my prior post we began a discussion on one of my pet peeves privacy and our email.  I believed that this topic would get a little more “press” with the NSA, Edward Snowden, etc.  The reality is that the government … Continue reading

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Nothing in life is free ..

Today I want to talk about a pet peeve: personal privacy and email services.  I’m a techie, computer geek or nerd if you prefer, and this issue is finally making its way into the US legal system. You don’t get something for free.  There … Continue reading

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What about my files and software?

This is the final blog in a series that began by discussing the impending end of life for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and the possibility of converting to a Mac. The goal of this series is education regarding the … Continue reading

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Instead of Windows what about a Mac?

This is the third blog in a series where we discuss the end of life for Windows XP scheduled for 8 April 2014.  We’ve just discussed Windows 7 and Windows 8 and we will wrap up with What about my files and software?.  The goal … Continue reading

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