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Cyndi Howells the Creator of Cyndi’s List and Family History Hero

July 2008 by Robert · Leave a Comment 

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites

When you go online and investigate the largest, most popular genealogy Web sites, you will find familiar names like: FamilySearch, RootsWeb, and Ancestry.

However, there is another site at the very top of the list that is not run a large company or organization.

Behind the scenes, you will find an individual who has done something amazing for the genealogy world. She is Cyndi Howells, author, speaker, creator of Cyndi’s List, and Family History Hero.

The comprehensive “Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet” has been going strong since 1996, and now has over 264,400 links for family history.

It is amazing what Cyndi has accomplished over the years and the help she has given to genealogy researchers all over the world. As Cyndi says on her site…

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Flash Drive Genealogy

July 2008 by Robert · 2 Comments 

Flash Drive Genealogy - Store and backup your important genealogy data.

Flash Drive Genealogy: How-to Easily Store and Backup Your Important Genealogy Information

I did a survey and got tons of feedback from readers of my Treasure Maps Genealogy newsletter. My goal being to address and help solve problems and concerns that many online genealogy researchers have.

For example, look at the answer to this question:

QUESTION: What is your biggest problem with your computer skills? What would you like to know how to do better that is holding you back?

ANSWER: “Something stupid and basic! I have a flash drive but I haven’t used it yet. I don’t know how to copy my FTM (Family Tree Maker) stuff onto it, and that’s what I got it for.”

I’ve withheld the name because I don’t want anyone to feel embarrassed, but this kind of problem is very common (and it is not stupid). Today, we will go into depth on this topic and I even have a video for you to see that I created just for this lesson (see below).

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