Flickr acquired by SmugMug

I mention often that Flickr is a good way to backup and share photos because Flickr gives you 1 TByte of free storage.
I will watch and see what happens with the announcement made today.

April 20, 2018

We’re excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers.

SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community. With SmugMug, we’ll continue to focus on you, the Flickr members who inspire us all with your work.

Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account. You will still access Flickr with your current login credentials and you will have the same Flickr experience as you do now. We will continue to work to make your Flickr experience even better.

We think you are going to love Flickr under SmugMug ownership, but you can choose to not have your Flickr account and data transferred to SmugMug until May 25, 2018. If you want to keep your Flickr account and data from being transferred, you must go to your Flickr account to download the photos and videos you want to keep, then delete your account from your Account Settings by May 25, 2018.

If you do not delete your account by May 25, 2018, your Flickr account and data will transfer to SmugMug and will be governed by SmugMug’s Terms and Privacy Policy.

Read more detailed FAQs about this transition on the Flickr Blog.

We’re happy that Flickr is your home for photography and we look forward to the next chapter in our adventure together as we join the SmugMug family.

The Flickr Team

Publish Books Instantly from Evernote

A question that came up during my Evernote session on Saturday was - can you publish from Evernote?

I found this webpage which gives information about
Publish Books Instantly Evernote

Family History Conference

This is a blog post created during the Family History conference in Red Deer. Great people attended the conference today.

My first session was Google Search, Drive, and Maps.

The second session I discussed a variety of ways to share Family History and genealogy with other family members.

I taught a session on EverNote for the last hour.

Here is the speaker list for today's conference.

My very first genealogical research experience

I started doing genealogy as an early teenager in the early 70s at a Family History Library in Lethbridge, AB.

My mother volunteered each Saturday at the FHL. She would put me in front of a microfilm reader, (similar to the one on the right), load a film, and give me a list of names to find. I scrolled slowly through the film writing down any information I found on the film.

At the end of the day I would scroll it back to the beginning. But you couldn't watch or it would make you sick to your stomach! 

Family History handout for WCPS Wellness Conference

I had the privilege of speaking at the Wolf Creek Public Schools Health and Wellness Conference.
I had a great time speaking on Family History.

For those who attended my session click on the link below for a copy of the PowerPoint presentation in pdf format.
LKruger FamilyHistory Handout

My material in the powerpoint is copyrighted.

LDS Family History Library
3002 - 47 Avenue,
Red Deer, AB

Enter in the NorthEast door

Tuesday 10:00 - 3:00pm
7:00 - 8:30pm
Thursday 10:00 - 3:00pm

Ancestor's Trading Cards

FreeUKGenealogy [@FreeUKGen] shared their following post during #AncestryHour and I love it.
Create a trading card for each of the ancestors with photos and information. 
  • Great Family activity
  • Great way for kids to get to know their ancestors and teach the next generation.
  • Great way to involve kids in genealogy and get excited about it

If you do this, I would love you to add a photo below in the comment section, or a link to a photo of the finished items.

Locate Homestead in Google Maps

You have your homestead record.
You understand the layout.
Now you want to find out where it is on Google Maps so you can go visit.

What is there today?

To label the location in Google Maps, go to the Label a Location Post.

For more information on Homesteading, click on the Homesteading Page