So it is now 2013. Huh. That’s really strange to me since I’ve posted very little here of late. Genealogy has sort of fallen off of my radar the past couple years, but I am committed to keeping my information available to those people who stumble across my site. One problem that I’ve run into is this: I used to use an old version of Family Tree Maker. When I upgraded to Windows 7 a while ago, I found out that FTM wouldn’t work on the 64-bit version. Lovely. The solution was to create a virtual machine within Win 7 and run the program that way. It was laborious and not fun to do.
I recently started my system from scratch and have not installed any genealogy software on my computer. I am not sure what I’m going to do at this point. I don’t really like the new FTM software as it relies so heavily on integration with Ancestry.com. If, however, I ever want to do any mass data input, then I am going to need something so that I can then upload the new information to my site. At this time, I’m just reviewing my options. I haven’t had the itch to do mass data input for a long time, but it would be nice to keep things up to date as I do get new stuff.
I’m also hoping this isn’t my only post for 2013. I’m sure it won’t be, but then again, 2012 had just the one. While it may not seem like I’m around, you can always e-mail directly for help with your own research. I still have all my French-Canadian resources at my disposal and can help out as needed. Until next time (hopefully not 2014) happy geneaology-ing!