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Seagate External Hard Drive Saved My Genealogy

Seagate External Hard Drive Saved My Genealogy

It happened.  I was working on my computer when the screen froze.  Ctrl-Alt-Del didn’t work.  I shut my computer off, then turned it back on.  I got the blue screen of doom. I researched the error message.  There was a problem with one of my input devices.  I found some tips on how to resolve the issue.  None of them worked. I went into system utilities and ran a check on my hard drive.  The test failed.  My hard drive…

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SNGF: Genealogy Database Statistics

SNGF: Genealogy Database Statistics

Randy has his weekly challenge at GeneaMusings.com ready for us.  This week his challenge asks us to find our genealogy statistical reports.  Then, find the answer to how many people, places, sources, etc., are in the database? I use RootsMagic 7 to maintain my family tree database.  Normally, I would head over to the statistical report, but Randy’s article shows that I can get these numbers using File>Properties. This is what I got… RootsMagic Database Properties Statistics It says that…

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Family Tree Magazine is Available Through Your Local Library for Free

Family Tree Magazine is Available Through Your Local Library for Free

I have made a wonderful discovery.  You can read Family Tree magazine on your PC, laptop, or mobile device through your local public library for free.  It’s possible if your library subscribes to Zinio for Libraries. If you aren’t familiar with this company, it is an online digital magazine service.  You subscribe just as you would any other magazine only this version is delivered in digital format.  The magazine can then be read on any computer or through a mobile…

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Five Ways to Improve the RootsMagic Genealogy App

Five Ways to Improve the RootsMagic Genealogy App

Genealogy apps are a handy way to view your family tree data any time anywhere.  I have been using Rootsmagic genealogy software on my PC for years.  So, when I got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 earlier this year, I couldn’t wait to download the Rootsmagic android app. It was fairly easy getting my database to Dropbox, and then,  onto my tablet.  I love having my database handy when I am analyzing research away from my computer especially when I…

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SNGF: Santa Brought Me RootsMagic7

SNGF: Santa Brought Me RootsMagic7

Randy Seaver’s new Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge asks what I got from Genea Santa.  Well, I’ll show you what I got… Yes, I got RootsMagic 7!!!!  Woo hoo!!! I’m excited because I was still using RootsMagic 5.  More importantly, I got RootsMagic 7 right after it was released.  When I got RootsMagic 5, they upgraded to 6 two months later.  Grrrr!  So now, I get to have the brand spanking new version. Of course, I installed it Christmas night. …

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