Category Archive for "Reluctant Genealogist"

My Digital Meltdown

  I’m writing this on the world’s oldest laptop, hunkered down in far corner of my studio behind a wall of old cart screen monitors and empty cases of Diet Dr. Pepper.   My computer just self-destructed. It was not…

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DVD vs BluRay vs Scary Buck Rodgers Cloud Stuff

  I’m the first to admit that technology is whizzing past us like a runaway starship.  Just yesterday I was in a store standing next to a couple of young teen girls who were examining a new smartphone. One was…

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Free For Thee #1

There are so many programs floating around out there on the internet it’s hard to decide what may be useful to you. It’s like a guy walking through the tool department at Home Depot. There’s always some little shiny thing…

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I can’t do cute

I can do amusing, absurd, droll, dark, ironic, loony, ludicrous, ribald, ridiculous, silly, wacky, and witty; but I can’t do cute. Except Bingo the Dog There is absolutely no excuse for this animal. That being said…here we are at Monday….

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Saturday Dilemma

My – Pool – Is – Green No, that isn’t an alternative ukulele tuning (my – dog – has – fleas). In pounding out my tales of advice and nonsense recently I’ve neglected my prime directive – keeping this house…

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BREAKING NEWS***BREAKING NEWS***

While (or whilst…as my wife who studied in England would say) hacking my way through the digital jungle we’ve discovered a little tidbit. Seems there is a little info out there about a family dead end. My Mom’s family name…

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We are not alone

In genealogy there are what they call “walls”. That’s when research on an ancestor or family line just stops. No matter how many internet hours or trips to Salt Lake City you do, you can’t find out anything about where…

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I’m new here.

I guess that’s pretty obvious to seasoned blog readers. I have been told by my ever-so-helpful daughter that the first thing people do in “blog reading” (soon to be either an Olympic sport or Emmy category) is to read the…

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Bridget Flynn’s story

There are a few pre-photography stories in my family that I want to include in my video. One was written down by my Uncle in his family memories essay. His Grandmother (on his Mom’s side) was named Bridget Flynn. About…

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Let’s get the ball rolling!

Since my Mom’s side of the family had the most material (and has the most cousins asking “When are we going to see that video you promised?”) I’ve decided to start with them first. As you remember What…you’ve just joined…

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