Tag Archives: Family History

‘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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52 Ancestors, No. 31: Charles J. Butera, Tribute to A Fallen Soldier

Though Charles J. Butera breathed his last over 74 years ago, we remember him today, along with thousands of others who went off to war and would never return. Continue reading

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The Majesty of Side-Lit Gravestones

“The biggest improvement in my photos since I learned to take the lens cap off.” ~ ajmexico The next big thing, not only in my own genealogy, but also for the genealogical research services that I will begin to offer … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How I prepare my newspaper articles for genealogy

https://youtu.be/3A15WiA8-N8 I’ve got new tutorial video up today. In this one, I basically ramble as I prepare a newspaper article for presentation in my genealogy. When researching on such sites as Chronicling America and Fulton History, I like to download … Continue reading

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Tutorials: How to install the free GRAMPS genealogy software.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVpKEU8m9JI Yes, it’s been quiet here at RestorationsByTim.com, but I’ve been busy on a couple projects. One of these projects has been to get a couple videos up on my YouTube Channel.

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Find-A-Grave Community Day 2014, Part 2: Philadelphia National Cemetery

I wrote last week about the fine time I had with the Lansdowne meetup for Find-A-Grave Community Day at Fernwood Cemetery. We have kept quite good contact since then, and now have a keen mailing list were we keep our … Continue reading

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Genealogy Tip: Trouble Transcribing? Google the Legal Boilerplate

I have a tip for you today regarding the transcription of old documents—especially legal documents, like deeds and wills. This was inspired today by a tweet from @BKlynAncestry, requesting transcription assistance via the twittersphere. Here is the tweet: https://twitter.com/BKlynAncestry/status/512337479698243584 Clicking through, the … Continue reading

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