RootsTech 2011: The Changing Face of Genealogy

The following is a video of Curt Witcher’s keynote address from RootsTech 2011: “The Changing Face of Genealogy: Curt Witcher, Allen County Public Library.” Thanks to Geniaus and Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings for pointing this out.

On a personal note, it’s been a difficult day, what with failures at Network Solutions taking down this blog, as well as my wife’s crochet blog (, and 6 other websites I manage. At first, the issue was a database sync-ing issue. When I called them to work on that, at about 1:00 a.m. last night, they obliged by removing all the files under /htdocs. The files, as well as the databases were up by about 4 p.m., meaning that it was only (!) about 15 hours of downtime, but I noticed that some of the more recent uploads to a couple of the sites were not in evidence; I had to upload files again. So, they restored the site from backups….

Amazon EC2, here I come!