Gene Pennington

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Preserve the Stories of Grandparents Forever with These Expert Tips

Grandma and grandpa. Nana and papa. Grammy and pappy. Whatever we call them, our grandparents mean the world to us. Even their nicknames conjure …

Genealogy

Bay Alarm Medical In-Home Medical Alert

<b>Pros</b><p>Easy to install. Quick response. Long-range help pendant. Free lockbox.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Additional spouse pendant costs extra. Small reset button.<p><b>Bottom …

Handsfree

Privacy settings: it’s time to check them and here’s how

Thanks to Facebook, online privacy has come under the spotlight once again. But if history repeats itself, the issue will blow over after a year or …

Apps

This new router exploit is the motivation you need to switch to a mesh solution

Most everyone has a Wi-Fi router in their home and their workplace. Wi-Fi is everywhere and it's how most personal devices connect to the internet: a …

Wi-Fi

FamilySearch/FHL Catalog: A Change You Need to Know About

Searching the FamilySearch/FHL catalog earlier, I made an interesting discovery, and not a pleasant one, mainly because I thought I was losing my …

Genealogy

Use Google Photos to Create a “Best of” Photo Album on FamilySearch

I love Google Photos. I bet you do too.<p>Did you know that you can import photos directly from Google Photos to FamilySearch to create a “best of” …

What’s the Best Online Backup Service?

Using an online backup service to back up your computer is not only convenient, it protects your data against big incidents like theft, fire, and …

Cloud Computing

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Operating Systems

3 Ways to Unravel the Mysteries of Women in Your Family Tree

An old photograph. A woman sits before a plain backdrop in a white linen dress. Extraordinary wisdom is reflected in her expressive eyes.<p>You remember …

Genealogy

18 Writing Tips for 2018: How to Tell Personal and Family Stories with Confidence

Seventeen years after my Grandpa Bob passed away, my dad planned a family reunion at a park in Northern Utah. Prior to the reunion, he invited his …

Creative Writing

How to opt out of Facebook data sharing

Facebook and other companies often buy data from data brokers in order to sell advertisers more targeted ad space on their platforms. Here's how to …

Founders, Fishermen, and Family History Cruise Features Genealogy and History

The following announcement was written by Gena Philibert-Ortega:<b>Sail from Boston to Nova Scotia in August 2019</b>28 February 2018 – Gena …

Genealogy

What Would You Take? Evacuating Your Genealogy in an Emergency

<b>Introduction</b><i>: In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega writes about having to recently evacuate her home due to the raging California wildfires – and</i> …

Genealogy

Do You Really Need Long-Term Care Insurance?

<i>Long-term care coverage is very expensive. But do you need it, and how much exactly will you pay?</i> <i>Rick Kahler, the founder of</i> <i>Kahler Financial Group, in Rapid City, S.D., has answers to these important questions</i><p>Do you need long-term care insurance? If so, how much do you need? These are not easy …

Health Care

Go Update Your Apple Devices to Fix the Telugu 'Text Bomb' Bug Now

What started out as a seemingly simple bug turned into a real hassle when people figured out it was possible to crash iMessage, Twitter or even the …

6 Ways to Participate in RootsTech 2018

RootsTech 2018 is just around the corner, and you will not want to miss it. Even if you cannot attend in person, there are still many ways to be part …

Genealogy

What’s New: Importing Google Photos to FamilySearch

Google Photos, an online photo sharing and storage service, is a good place to store your high-resolution images. Its facial-recognition feature …

Google Photos

Finding Your Ancestors on Facebook

You already know that Facebook is a great place to share news and photos and to connect with old friends. But did you know that Facebook can also be …

Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage - free webinar by Sunny Morton now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar "Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage” by Sunny Morton is now available …

Genealogy

New Records from Mexico on FamilySearch

EspañolLocating your Mexican ancestors has never been easier. In a partnership with Ancestry.com, FamilySearch has added 65 million new historic …

Genealogy

Finding Elusive Records on FamilySearch

If a basic search on FamilySearch.org is the only approach you use to find your ancestors, you might be missing out on a lot of potential …

Genealogy

5 Things You Need to Know About DNA Testing for Genealogy

DNA is an incredible tool for our genealogy and it's more accessible than ever before. But before you mail off your spit or convince a relative to …

Genealogy

The security gadgets and apps you need to keep your information safe

Protect your information.<p>With new data breaches constantly making headlines, you know about the need to secure your online accounts. But hackers aren't the only threat to your personal information. Burglars could steal sensitive papers from your home, snoopers could raid your trash, and companies …

Google Chrome: Beware these malicious extensions that record everything you do

Developers of malicious extensions are testing new session-replay technique to record and replay victims' online sessions.<p>Google has removed 89 …

Google

What’s New: FamilySearch Places

Anyone who has tried to uncover his or her family history knows that place is an integral part of every family’s story. The places our ancestors …

Genealogy

Worth a Thousand Words: How to Find and Use Image

<i>By Katy Barnes</i><p>If you’ve entered your family names into a genealogy database like FamilySearch.org or Ancestry.com and didn’t find the answer you were …

Genealogy

Google’s Family Link app will help you monitor your child’s online activity

Worrying about how long your child is staring at a display for, and what sort of apps they are using is a fear that most parents endure. Google has …

Android News

Using Obituaries to Find Your Family

You probably know people who are avid obituary readers. They regularly scan their local papers, looking for people they know. While reading about …

Genealogy

Tip: Make Sure Your PC is Safe from Meltdown and Spectre

Security expert Steve Gibson has done it again. His InSpectre utility can check your PC to see whether it is safe.The post Tip: Make Sure Your PC is …

Spectre (Security Bug)

FamilySearch Introduced FamilySearch Places

FamilySearch has introduced a new tool called FamilySearch Places. It is designed to make learning about places easier. The development of the …

Genealogy