Episode 1: Introduction & 2021 Lancaster Trip Itinerary

Submitted by tim on Fri, 06/11/2021 - 20:22
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In this episode I briefly introduce myself, and then outline a tentative itinerary for this year's Genealogy Cycling Tour of Lancaster. This year's tour will take me to Sunbury, Northumberland County, in search of John Hogendobler, brother of Catherine Hogentogler Kline, who left Lancaster County back in the late 1860s. From Sunbury I will cycle down to Lancaster County in search of descendants of Joseph Hougendobler, Jr., another brother of Catherine. Some of Joseph's descendants eventually moved to Philadelphia, not far from my current home in Jenkintown.

The trip will take place during the Habitat for Humanity's Move for Homes charity ride. Donations to Habitat are most welcome at the link in the show notes.

Improvements made to Webtrees family tree

Submitted by tim on Wed, 03/31/2021 - 20:14

JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — Some improvements were made this week to the Webtrees family tree at GenealogyByTim.com/grahamtree. Page loading has substantially improved after circular references were removed. The individual pages of some of our most popular ancestors should no longer time out. Media presentation has also improved.

GenealogyByTim.com Back Online After Week-Long Outage

Submitted by tim on Sun, 03/28/2021 - 20:36

JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — GenealogyByTim.com is back online after a week-long outage. The interruption was caused by a buggy upgrade on March 21st. GCC-10.3.0 apparently generates an illegal instruction when it builds MariaDB-10.5.9 on a Pentium-M processor. Downgrading to GCC-9.3.0 and rebuilding MariaDB resolved the issue. Gentoo Forum members were helpful in diagnosing the problem. A bug report might be filed in the near future.