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by steph.younger
Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
Topic: PAF Backup????
Replies: 14
Views: 11512

I'm not an AQ user, but I know there are a lot of folks in our FHC that like it. There's a pretty good write-up and PAF comparison[ on their website and even a demo version, if you'd like to take it for a test drive.
by steph.younger
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
Topic: PAF Backup????
Replies: 14
Views: 11512

In theory, here's how my family's collaboration would work using RootsMagic (if I could get them involved). 1. I link up the individuals my RM database to nFS (done) 2. I distribute copies of my database to my family along with RM (done) 3. As they update the database, they sync the info to nFS (her...
by steph.younger
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
Topic: PAF Backup????
Replies: 14
Views: 11512

You may be expecting a bit much for software that hasn't been touched by a developer in ages. And isn't likely to be touched at any time in the future. If you like using PAF, I'd suggest switching to Ancestral Quest. The interface hasn't changed much since they donated the code for PAF, and many gr...
by steph.younger
Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
Topic: PAF Backup????
Replies: 14
Views: 11512

boomerbubba & russellhltn make excellent points. Dropbox is a great way to share data, but it's not a multi-user solution. If you want to have a true multi-user genealogy database, you're going to have to move away from PAF ... something like PHPGedView might suit your purposes, and hosting opti...
by steph.younger
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
Topic: PAF Backup????
Replies: 14
Views: 11512

Dropbox works great for me. The free account has plenty of room for most PAF & related files.
by steph.younger
Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Family Safety with Technology
Topic: OpenDNS FamilyShield
Replies: 16
Views: 11146

I switched off K9 for a month and set up OpenDNS on my router. I gotta say, it was great to set up, but I experienced A LOT of those "frustrated wife/child" moments. As a plus, I could allow a site from a remote location, but finally switched back to K9 for ease of use. Now that we're 100%...
by steph.younger
Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Family Safety with Technology
Topic: Windows SteadyState?
Replies: 10
Views: 13471

Perhaps it's useful in the home, but I think you may find Windows Live Family Safety may be more targeted to the home. It definately appears to have been created with the "public computer" in mind, but I was curious about the additional features that seem to go beyond the internet filteri...
by steph.younger
Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Family Safety with Technology
Topic: Windows SteadyState?
Replies: 10
Views: 13471

Windows SteadyState?

Has anyone tried out Windows SteadyState ? I'm not usually that interested in rushing out to try Microsoft products, but (based on the documentation) this one shows some promise. Features I like: Limits programs and program features a user can access. Saves all changes in a user session to a cache f...
by steph.younger
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Fundraising Ideas
Replies: 65
Views: 35248

Here in the Pacific Northwest, many units organize fundraisers around Christmas Tree sales and/or disposal which always seems to be well received by the community, but requires some planning and follow-through by the unit. I know of a few units (including my own) which have an annual auction and din...
by steph.younger
Thu May 28, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: General Clerk Discussions
Topic: Making editable pdf files
Replies: 9
Views: 5037

Unfortunately, unless you're paying for more than a pdf reader, most forms are going to be "fill-and-print." I've had really good luck creating forms using OpenOffice.org. Both the "Writer" and "Calc" components allow you to insert form controls that retain their fill-i...

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