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Archive for January, 2008

The Dilemma of Online Privacy for the Genealogist

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Another challenge that the online world brings for genealogists is the issue of privacy. Family history researchers as a general rule are very open and willing to share lots of information. At least in the part of the country I live that’s how people are. I don’t know how many times I’ve had someone call [...]

Dying Data

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

What if, this moment, as your reading this sentence all of your genealogy data vanished? All your research notes, all the pictures you’ve diligently collected and scanned, all your ancestry and kinship reports? How much time and effort would you have to reconstruct? OK, I know some of you are backing up frequently and are [...]

Upcoming New Article Series

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

I want to announce a new article series that I’ll be starting this Tuesday. The series focuses on some of the (many) challenges that the digital age presents for genealogists. It is intended to flesh out and expand an article that I have pending for syndication online. I hope you enjoy the series and the [...]

Some Changes Coming Soon.

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

I’ve never been a big fan of “New Year’s Resolutions”. I guess the way I see it, if we want to change the way we do things, there’s no better time to start than right now and turn course and don’t look back. I don’t know, maybe the concept of the New Year’s Resolution seems [...]