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Goodbye to a 30 Year Friend – PAF to RootsMagic

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When I first installed PAF back in the 1980s on my old CPM machine, everyone at the local Family History Center was cautiously curious. I worked in the computer industry and they wanted to see how this new-fangled computer software thing worked.

I loved PAF. It allowed me to organize my information.  I probably didn’t use it exactly correctly, because I typed everything into the notes field which was, thankfully, of unlimited size.

I later discovered I should have been using source fields and such, but I’m not even sure there was a source field initially.

When the Mormon Church discontinued support for PAF in 2013, I was greatly saddened, not because the software had been free and I was now going to have to purchase software, but because I knew that software so well and was so comfortable using it. I didn’t want to have to take the time to evaluate…

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Seals from the 6th and 7th Books of Moses and The Pentacles of Solomon


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The talismans, or seals, described are authentic reproductions form the book which is sometimes called “Moses Magical Spirit Art”. According to tradition, the designs have many magnificent powers. They were taken from ancient Hebrew Holy Books and have been passed down through the ages until today when multitudes of believers carry or use them with faith in their effectiveness to bring results by magical means.

The legend is given, through no claims of supernatural powers are made for the talisman. They are carried in purse or packet as a secret possession, and usually protected by placing them in a small bag or carrying case. The most popular carrier is made of red flannel, but any clean cloth, leather, or other protector can be utilized.

For those who wish to learn the specific conjurations, evocations, and explanations of…

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Children’s Book About Irish King Inspired by DNA Research

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I wish history had been taught differently when I was a child.

History was dry and boring and consisted of rote memorization of dates of disconnected events.  At least, those events were entirely disconnected from me.  It would only be years later that I understood their relevance and that many of those events were NOT disconnected from me.  My ancestors took part in or many times suffered from those events.

Some of those events directly affect the me I’ve become – where I was born – which was predicated on which ancestors immigrated, and when.  All of the circumstances of today were built on the decisions of our ancestors in the past, and their decisions revolved around those dry and boring events, like war, pestilence and famine…for starters…that were anything but dry and boring if you were living through them.

I needed a different perspective, so I am very glad to see that…

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