The Forum has been kinda quiet for about a month (since the holidays.)
However I've been busy with correspondence with some cousins who came to me directly at my e-mail address. So I added to my correspondence files and my "Directory" and some 20 names were given record-numbers between the first of January and the first of February.
Durung this period I caused to be installed a more up to date computer and, with it, I went from Windows 95 to Windows 98.
I tried to minimize settings-changes, but found myself having to adapt to subtle differences in operation habits when going through the motions of corresponding and filing and creating new folders.
Well, to get to thwe point, - I succeedded in wiping out my correspondence files. WIPED OUT.
I called my computer guru and he came over and recovered my correspondence files THROUGH the date of his conversion work at which time he had created a backup disk.Only then did I realize that about thiry days of correspondence and Fly-records-development were in jeopardy. The records are being recovered from my backup with Henry Ed Fly, but in getting THEM back, I'm losing the interim 30 days of correspondence files.
The POINT. - !!!
I beg each of you who corresponded with me BY E-MAIL (look at the dates) during the Month of January, be good enough to FORWARD a copy of your FILE COPY to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can copyyour file into my files of the lost interchange with you. But DO look at the dates and ONLY forward January e-mail from your "sent" file or equivalent.
Henry Ed Fly is mailing me a printout of the "PERSON FILES" for the approximately TWENTY record-numbered individuals who went into my Family Roots Fly-family files in that month. I had down-loaded my Data to Henry Ed the night before the Computer-man was to come the next morning.
This kind of "Glitch" makes one seem like such an IDIOT. Oh well, - "Hindsight has 20/20 vision".