Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Update and Flip-Pal

Well it has been awhile hasn't it?

  • Mississinewa 1812 has came and went. We had a great time although it did rain for a bit on Sunday but our visitor numbers weren't as bad as what was predicted. We had loads of new vendors and had to expand even more this year then ever before. Some aches and pains with new regulations but it went pretty smooth. Plus I got to wear the new dress I made!
  • My Grandpa Orschell isn't doing very good. He is in the ICU with a hospice nurse and my grandmother at his side. Prayers are needed.
  • I just finished painting the inside of our camper. It looks so much better then when we got it. I wanted to get it painted before we took it to the Muster on the Wabash. It is amazing how much easier it is to clean (thats the big deal, besides not being so primer WHITE) semi-gloss painted walls then primer...duh!
On to the main topic the Flip-Pal scanner.

Right now (literally) I am listening to the Genealogy Gems podcast. The newest podcast (#143) has an interview with Gordon Nuttall, CEO of Couragent Inc the maker of the Flip-Pal. If you are on the fence about getting one take a few moments to listen to what he has to say. Lisa does a great job asking the right questions.

 If you don't listen to her you should! Lisa has some great ideas and thoughts while still being entertaining, and its FREE! She does have a premium podcast for a fee with all kinds of things, but the the free podcast has so much information that you won't feel like you are missing out on all the good stuff like other free things (Check out her site and blog also).

I also recently started poking around the My Heritage website. Their phone app is 10x better then Ancestry's in my opinion. It has record matches (tree matches), I like the look of the family trees better then Ancestry, and while you do have to pay for some features you don't have to pay to see most of the records (They really really want you to though). Check it out and see what you think (Its free, mostly).  Oh one more thing you can only have up to 250 people on the family tree in the free version. Check mine out at

We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. ~Shirley Abbott