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Unexpected BNF - Blog entry by lkessler - 1 hr ago

Just before I released the last version of Behold a month ago, a user asked if there was a way to display all the burials and nothing else. They wanted to check out all the cemeteries in a city they were going to. I thought Behold could do that already. In the Organize Tags page, I allow selection of which ...

SQLite for Genealogy Software - Blog comment by lkessler - 25 Apr 2016

That's funny. I notice I have Family Book Creator in GenSoftReviews, and even wrote in its description that it is a plugin for FTM. And I did read Tamura's article, but obviously I didn't register that FTM had a plugin capability. So much of the article was about Ancestry that I must have been thinking ...

SQLite for Genealogy Software - Blog comment by lkessler - 25 Apr 2016

Keith: Thinking about this further, I've come to realize that thinking that the encryption of the SQLite database makes your data secure is quite inaccurate. In fact, anyone can read a Family Tree Maker database file by simply copying it to their own machine and opening it up in their own version of Family ...

SQLite for Genealogy Software - Blog comment by lkessler - 24 Apr 2016

Thanks for your comments Keith. Then I suppose you'll never use a tool like RootsMagic, because its database is open and someone might get the .rmgc file from your computer and read it. And you'll never make a GEDCOM of all your data and never send that data to anyone (at least not with your living people ...

SQLite for Genealogy Software - Blog entry by lkessler - 23 Apr 2016

An article by Keith Riggle yesterday: “Where Are the Free Family Tree Maker Updates” caught my attention. Keith indicated that the Family Tree Maker database was based on the SQLite database software. That surprised me. SQLite is a multi-platform, speedy, single file database with a small footprint ...

Not so Simple Mail Transfer Protocol - Blog comment by lkessler - 31 Mar 2016

Sachin, I was actually impressed by Pepipost's responsiveness on Twitter, and it very much seemed to me that your company is actively trying to engage with your customers and potential customers. I do have to admit that the one bad tweet I mention above did get me looking at the other services and I did try ...

Looking for a Genealogy Program that Will Be Around for a Long Time - Blog comment by lkessler - 29 Mar 2016

Kevin: That's an awesome example of preservation gone very wrong. There are some great comments on that article as well. Speaking of time capsules, 10 yrs ago I submitted my name and it's on the NASA New Horizons spacecraft that flew by Pluto last year with the names of 434,737 others. ...

Not so Simple Mail Transfer Protocol - Blog entry by lkessler - 28 Mar 2016

@Sparkpost to the rescue. As I recently mentioned, it’s been over 4 years since my last Behold Newsletter. This was something that I really had intended to get going again. In 2010, I was having trouble with the mailing service that I had been using, and I started looking for a new one. Back then I selected ...

Ancestral Birthplace Chart - Blog comment by lkessler - 28 Mar 2016

Uwe: True country-wise. But if I did it by town name, it would be boring again.

Ancestral Birthplace Chart - Blog entry by lkessler - 26 Mar 2016

This seems to be the current meme going around. Put together an ancestral birthplace chart of the states and countries your ancestors are from. Many people have very interesting and diverse backgrounds. Not me. Mine’s not too exciting: And my wife’s is even less so: