Category Archives: Family History Tech

‘Webtrees’ on a Home Server: Installing the Webtrees Software

⬅️ Previous post: Getting online with LAMP and No-IP Installing Webtrees • Installing ‘intl’ and preparing the data folder • Creating the MariaDB database • Tweaking the default PHP configuration • Troubleshooting SELinux errors • What’s next for the server? Now … Continue reading

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‘Webtrees’ on a Home Server: Getting online with LAMP and No-IP

⬅ Previous Post: My Machine and Operating System Installing and Configuring the LAMP stack • What about a firewall? • Opening the router to web traffic • Launching the site for free with No-IP • Visiting my new server for … Continue reading

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‘Webtrees’ on a Home Server: My machine and Operating System

⬅ Previous Post: 2020 Summer Project #1: ‘Webtrees’ on a Home Server My server computer • The Gentoo Linux operating system • Installing Gentoo • Hardening Gentoo with SELinux • Hardening other Linux distros • Next on the agenda Of course … Continue reading

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2020 Summer Project #1: ‘Webtrees’ on a Home Server

One project I’ve had on the back burner for the last decade or so is re-launching a family history website on a home server. Continue reading

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GPD Pocket Keyboard Replacement and Reassembly

A warm thank you to my new subscribers who continue to sign up, even though it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything genealogy-related. I’ve been quite busy at work with the School District of Philadelphia, working on my teacher’s certificate, and a master’s next year. Continue reading

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Fedora Linux on the GPD Pocket: Six Months On

It’s been about six months since I first installed Fedora on my GPD Pocket. I’ve updated my original July 2017 post twice since then to keep you all updated. So much has changed since those early days that a new post is in order. Continue reading

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Playing with Toys: Fedora Linux on the GPD Pocket [Final Update: 1/15/2017]

[Update (12/4/2017): DO NOT run a “sudo dnf autoremove” command until you’ve read the update at the bottom of this post!] [Update (12/4/2017): There have been some wonderful updates over the past month. I now consider this post to be deprecated … Continue reading

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Command Line Genealogy: Filtering City Directories from Archive.org

Fear not! It’s easier than you think! ☞ Background: I want a concise list of everyone who lived on Montgomery Avenue in Philadelphia in 1848. I have a cemetery return for a baby girl named Mary Pickersgill, who died in 1848 … Continue reading

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Mapping and Rendering Cemeteries with LibreCAD and Blender

While on unintentional hiatus from my 52 Ancestors Challenge, I’ve discovered two fabulous software packages that might make my family history research a little more colorful: LibreCAD and Blender. These dicoveries came about last week as I fulfilled some Find-A-Grave photo … Continue reading

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