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Se. 2, Ep. 5: Digging into the 1950 Census, or FamilySearch Fellow Travelers

Submitted by tim on Sun, 05/22/2022 - 16:35
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In this month's episode, recorded on May 7th, I make some early discoveries in the 1950 Census, including my Grandaunt Sheila's occupation as census taker and my Granduncle Albert's residency Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry. I make contact through FamilySearch with some potential distant cousins along the Smith and Foley lines, including an e-mail contact with a descendant of Bernard Smith of Boston. Lastly, a recent update to the Webtrees software will enable me to whitelist photographs and documents as I clear them for publication.

Webtrees Software Update Introduces Media Whitelisting

Submitted by tim on Tue, 05/10/2022 - 10:21
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — A recent update to Webtrees, the software that powers the family tree section of the Genealogy By Tim G. website, will allow web administrators to whitelist media files. The new functionality will reveal to all website visitors photographs and original documents that have heretofore been visible only to logged-in members.

March Podcast Delayed as RootsTech Winds Down

Submitted by tim on Sun, 03/06/2022 - 14:27
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — Season 2, Episode 3 of the Genealogy By Tim G. podcast will be delayed as RootsTech 2022 winds down. The annual genealogy convention offered updates in several corners of the genealogy industry. "I wasn't as productive with it as I wanted to be," said Tim G., proprietor of the Genealogy By Tim G. website. "I put a lot of time this weekend on my email server, and I made some progress on that beyond what I accomplished when I first attempted it in the summer of 2020, so I only managed to catch a few of the presentations." Among the presentations Tim saw were MyHeritage's unveiling of its new LiveStory feature, RootsTech's Innovator's Portal, and Ancestry®'s introduction to the forthcoming 1950 census release.

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 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. Back Online After Week-Long Outage

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

JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — 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. ⬮