Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 11

Cloud Computing: Filename Problems

Oh, if only the world of computers was absolute and every operation system, browser, and software had the same standards! My issue today is with Carbonite and filenames. Back in the day of pre-windows when we needed DOS, filenames were easy. My genealogy notes were written in WordPerfect for DOS and I used Lotus 1-2-3 …

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Feb 11

RootsTech: Plan Now for 2012


Plan Now! Techie Genies will not want to miss RootsTech next year February 2–4, 2012. It can’t get much better than this—the coming together of programmers and genealogists. Where else can we interact with those wonderful folks that dream about and design software. This is a very different conference and I’m really liking it! Those …

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Feb 09

Wordless Wednesday: Alfred Brown’s Hog

Alfred H. Brown and his hog with Clarence S. Gale

Alfred H. Brown’s hog with Alfred (left) and Alfred’s brother-in-law, Clarence S. Gale (right), Canterbury, New Hampshire, year unknown. (c) 2010 Linda Woodward Geiger, All Rights Reserved.

Feb 07

Radio and Television

Television time. What’s that? My family didn’t purchase one until after my twin and I had left home. There were probably two reasons why we didn’t have one: 1) our family was always struggling just to put food on the table and pay the mortgage and 2) Peter and I really didn’t want one. We …

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Feb 05

Family History: Personal Anecdotes

As family historians we often dwell in the past one hundred years and rarely write down the stories of more recent family memories. Genealogical bloggers are now challenged to do just that – write down those personal anecdotes. “52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History” is the “baby” of Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog. …

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Feb 02

Wordless Wednesday: Geiger Grocery Store

Post card from Howard Geiger to Rose Weidner, 1908

(c) 2010 Linda Woodward Geiger, All Rights Reserved.

Feb 02

Fitzpatrick Photo Album

Fitzpatrick Family

Serval days ago Ronald Woodard of Chicago contacted me regarding a photo album he had in his possession relating to the Fitzpatrick family. Mr. Woodard sent me several shots from the album taken with his cell phone. I’ve posted those photos at If you have Fitzpatrick family members take a look and contact me …

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