Highlighted Main Ancestral Lines

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Friday, March 25, 2011

To the Cloud; Petabytes and Beyond.

I read today in an article about the massive shift of information to the cloud or storing your important data in cyberspace versus on a home or business computer hard drive and considered some of the pros and cons and usefullness from the Genedocs perspective:

- You can store nearly infinite data
- You can stop adding memory chips
- You can access it from anywhere securely
- Servers used will hopefully never lose it

- If it's lost, and not backed up at home - then you're screwed
- How do you really know it's secure?
- What if your identity is taken by clouding your private data?
- Did we all just waste our money on flash/thumb drive USBs?

For the Genedocs impact of this shift of massive data, I will use this month's third featured form: the "Pocket Photo Pedigree"

This one page folded template is quicker than nearly all electronic methods for sharing up to five consecutive generations of ancestors' photos. Yes, it is a bit larger in your pocket, wallet, or purse than a flash drive. Yet, if the cloud servers ever get hacked, have catastrophic failure, are magnetically erased by nuclear blasts or alien attack, this little momento can live on for another hundred years at least and be backed up on a magnet proof flash drive if you prefer.

I do think the cloud is a good idea, but personally will refrain, at least for now, from sending my priceless original family tree data there until I have more assurances about all the cons;-) Flashdrives don't fail me now!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday:

A new facebook friend yesterday recommended working at the National Archives which turns out has a new SW location only a few mere miles from my new home. I have been doing the mathe ever since BD
5 years records management supervisory experience
+ 4 months work in 2010 U.S. Census
+ Love of genealogy and helping people with it
+ not to mention several years experience in funeral cemetery and military casualty work.
+ being an onorably Dishcarged Veteran of the Air Force who can put those 8 years toward federal retirement.
It pretty much adds up to an ideal job for an ideal candidate...now to find a vacancy.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Genedocs: Crossing the Line

Normally I would restrict this blog to genealogy, but today it is time to be crossing the line...

I cross this line to help you and others be prepared, because if you are not prepared - you have prepared to fail your family.

I have crossed the line. Where family researchers confortably seek out death certificates excitedly on a regualr basis, I stepped intrepidly across the line and challenged people through Genedocs to draft their own.

Where genealogists peruse obituaries regularly gleaning key information, I again stepped over that line with Genedocs daring people to write their own full obit. before their last day approaches them.

Where emergency workers and funeral sales people promote the need for certain groups to have an ICE (In Case of Emergency)card handy on their person, I once more jumped over that line with Genedocs insisting every person without an Emergency Wallet Card (EWC) for themselves and each of their legal dependants was begging for pandemonium and utter personal chaos upon their next family emergency/death in the family or lost/missing child.

I crossed the line once more with Genedocs because when an ambulance arrives at your next family medical emergency you will need a HIPPA release authorization handy just to have the legal right in writing to know just where they are taking your child, spouse, parent, grandparent, etc.

Where attorneys and financial experts profess the absolute necessity for all working and retired people to have a solid estate plan including last wills or trusts, I lept over the line once more with Genedocs explaining how attorneys and a CPA failed to protect the wealth of a grandfather from his con-artist first born son from taking over $300,000 from his other two decent grandchildren. How for thirty years both the attorneys and CPA neglected to even contact this grandfather to even verify that his westate plan involve every family member he loved and wanted to benefit from his estate after his eventual passing. With Genedocs over that line I freely offer not only my recommended estate plan, but also my recommended wish and asset lists because your estate is about so much more personal things than money.

I crossed the line and can share with you how one brother and sister came through Hell and back so you and your loved ones don't have to endure the unbearable pain of having your family ripped apart by the highly probable yet unforseen misunderstandings we all take for granted every day. This injustice happens nearly every day somewhere in the U.S. more often than most attorneys would ever dare admit - after all they collect on both ends of this dishonor whether their help saves a family or destroys it through drafting last wills and trusts, later probating them, and litigating prolonged agonizing disputes when such tools fail miserably to fairly distribute estate assets to heirs both named and unnamed.

I cross this line to help you and others be prepared, because if you are not prepared - you have prepared to fail your family.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Genedocs became FREE to everyone yesterday

   Here you go:   http://www.gdinnovativeformslibrary.wetpaint.com/

     Time management is always a big issue no matter who you are.  Making Genedocs Free allows for my contributions to be most easily shared without the need for announcment and frees up time to find employment somewhere that actually appreciates the "best of the best" working for them...

     Only 15% of Americans qualify to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces
     Fewer still to serve in the Air Force
     Much Fewer served as Security Police
     Far fewer served as Law Enforcement
     And handfuls of those served more than one four year term
     Even less earned their Associate Degree from The Community
     College of the Air Force-The World's Largest Community College
     One person from this group has worked not once, but twice in
     death services after losing all of their living ancestors in less
     than two years.

    Yours truly.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

VIDEO LEGACY - Will you invest the time to even leave one small one?

The technology is here if we are wise enough to use it. We can now, and for a while actually, leave a video legacy for our family many of whom we will never meet due to mere life expectancy, accidents, etc.

So why don't we?  Most often it is due to distractions and simple procrastination.

So if you were planning n spending a few more minutes reading this blog...

I now release you from the internet to go video record at least a 2 minute clip of your birth information for you amazing life legacy - and you may have a full move before you finish with it!