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Researcher, Consultant, Speaker, Author, Trainer
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Management Consulting, Genealogical Research, CERT, MSFT MCSE+I, MCT, Linux, Amateur Extra, VE
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Consultant, Genealogist, Writer, Speaker, Trainer and Amateur Radio Operator
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My career has involved technology and corporate management across the spectrum.  Now I'm taking time to do things I thoroughly enjoy:
  • Genealogy research and instructor
  • Radio - Amateur Extra and VE
  • CERT organizer and instructor
  • Emergency Preparedness instructor
  • Microsoft Certified Instructor
  • Business Management Consultant
  • Church Service and Community Volunteer
Vacations have frequently involved traveling to find old family homesteads, cemeteries and records.

When not delving into dusty old records or enjoying family, I'm often on air in my ham shack.
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Utah
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Massachusetts - Florida - California - New Hampshire - Oregon

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Why Should I Put My Family Tree in More Than One Place?

#genealogy  I've concluded that I'll put a full copy of my genealogy data on FamilySearch Tree in part because of their long term data storage in granite vaults.  

Of course, the data will also be stored in other locations in the cloud, at home and in the possession of our family.

What are your long term storage plans for your genealogical data and images?  Do you have a plan in place to assure that your work and data survives you?  Do you have a Genealogical Codicil in your Last Will and Testament?

Also see:

https://familysearch.org/archives/about-granite-mountain/

* https://familysearch.org/blog/en/put-family-tree-place-2/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KLea_DPxb4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYkLKAPzCfQ

http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/familysearch-shares-plans-to-digitize-billions-of-records-stored-at-granite-mountain-records-vault
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+Randy Seaver  Thanks for your comment. I neglected to note the need to
link to records on FamilySearch Tree. Sometimes you are so familiar with a
subject that you over look the steps in your notes that aren't readily
evident to folks that are new to the concept or procedural steps.

In my case, I build a new database from extracts by ancestral family and
then use Legacy Family Tree to automatically find all of the links to folks
in Tree.

My main database is huge, so breaking it down into smaller 'bites'
significantly reduces the matching time. I still eat the elephant but just
in smaller bites.

I'm also adding all the relevant photos, stories and documents to Tree as
well which preserves them via the FamilySearch vaults and helps other
researchers too. That process takes a lot of time but it is worth it in my
opinion.

Lastly, I either add or confirm the existence of all of my sources for each
individual. Due to the number of source records on FamilySearch, many of
the same sources are already on records in Tree due to the "hints" so there
usually isn't a reason to add a duplicate source from our local database.
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Ham radio operators have a field day #hamr #hamradio The ham radio field day last weekend was a big success in our area.
Forty northwest suburban radio operators hammed it up on the airwaves for 24 hours over the weekend, connecting with other hams in 40 states and 15 countries, but not with the International Space Station as it moved through the stratosphere above Palatine.
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A damn news outlet must use sarcasm.  They can't not use sarcasm.
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#Mormon church to digitally #index millions of #slave #records concerning four million freed slaves to help African Americans reconnect with Civil War­-era ancestors via their #FamilySearch department. #genealogy  

The records will be posted with free access on Discoverfreedmen.org
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officials made the announcement in Los Angeles on Friday on the 150th anniversary of 'Juneteenth'. The date marks when the last slaves learned they were free.
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The US agency plundered by Chinese #hackers made one of the dumbest security moves possible.

"Contractors in Argentina and China were given "direct access to every row of data in every database" when they were hired by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to manage the personnel records of more than 14 million federal employees, a federal consultant told ArsTechnica."
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Yes, and they want back doors to everything, "to keep U.S. Citizens safe".  
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This is what you get when Nationwide Home Insurance repairs your water damaged home in an insurance claim.

No glue in the drain elbows. Drain pipe that is horizontally cracked over 270 degrees with two 5" vertical cracks off the horizontal crack.

In their repair process, they rapidly put sheet rock over the repairs, mudded, sanded, painted and then immediately reduced the type of home owners policy we could purchase from them. Their kindness continued on with a rate increase and a threat that "if you have another claim on that drain pipe, we will drop your insurance policy". Their onsite inspector / adjuster made sure I understood their coverage policy. It's too bad he didn't understand the need to inspect the work of their repair contractor.

The cause of the original problem? The walls of the new from the factory drain pipe used in the new home construction had some bubbles in it that eventually allowed the pipe to stress fracture due to the heat / cold cycles of draining a kitchen sink and dishwasher.

Did I file a claim with Nationwide for repairs again? Heck no. i can't recommend that company to someone who really needs a terrible experience, let alone to anyone I like. I'm doing all the repairs myself and out of my pocket this time. The work needs to be done right.

Any recommendations on a reputable home insurance company?



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I'm enjoying how Google Photos makes stories, movies and image enhancements to the photos that I've uploaded to my Photos  account.

Here's a sample of one automatically generated Google Photos Story.  Photos chose the photos, cover, story title and location pin automagically when it created the story.  It can be edited if desired but as it is, it shows a snippet of a day that I spent taking headstone photos.

I have uploaded 10,000+ headstone images that I've taken and have grouped by cemetery.  That is in addition to posting them on Find-a-Grave and other sites.  Hopefully this means that their probability of survival is enhanced.   I have also added them to Flickr and have similarly grouped them there.

#genealogy   #cemetery   #headstone  
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Barnstable Amateur Radio Club is ready for emergencies. #hamr #hamradio The recent Ham Field Day helped them further hone their radio skills.
The pickup trucks parked at the Brewster Sportsman’s Club have unusually large radio antennas on them. Set up in the field just beyond the trucks are some
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#Freedman's Bureau Announcement by #FamilySearch and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It was a great day for African American #genealogy research.
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The US defense industry is reeling after the latest massive cyber attack. #hacking  

"It’s very disappointing that this information was seemingly as easy to get at as it was," Dave Wajsgras, who heads Raytheon Co's Intelligence, Information and Services business, told Reuters. He said it came after numerous breaches of both private and government networks that should have raised alarms."

_"There is a tsunami of threats that exist in the cyber domain today. It’s something that we all collectively need to take much more seriously," he said, urging more spending and focus on beefing up security in government and the private sector."
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#hamr #hamradio Ham Field Day coming next week - June 27-28, 2015.  Find a field day station near you.
The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.
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Prisoner Mug Shots from the 1890's.   #genealogy  Is your ancestor or family member among this group?  If so, you'll now have a great photo of them, complete with the story of their incarceration.  
From first-degree murder to chicken theft: Convicted criminals and their striking mug shots.
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#genealogy   How Satan went viral: Interactive map shows where the Salem witch trials spread - and pinpoints the source of hysteria to a local reverend
The map, by Benjamin Ray, a professor at the University of Virginia, plots the geography and timing of each accusation and reveals just how rapidly hysteria built from a small community to a state.
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