What’s New: denbow@groups.io & a Denbow Football Star

It’s been a long while since we’ve posted a blog on this site. Some of the discussions of the topics we’ve explored here have migrated to the denbow@groups.io list. See: https://groups.io/g/denbow. If you haven’t checked that out yet please do. There’s plenty of room for commentary on all subjects related to our shared family history. Also, you can easily upload files and photos of general interest.

I thought I’d also share something of common interest that came to my attention over the weekend. I’m a big college football fan, and among other games I watched on Saturday past was the 3 OT game between Southern Methodist University (SMU) and the University of Tulsa. You can find the box score here: https://smumustangs.com/boxscore.aspx?id=10390&path=football. As interesting as the game was, I found it even more interesting that one of the players for SMU was a Trevor Denbow. He plays safety and made several key stops for the eventual winners of the marathon contest. Here’s a link to more information about Trevor: https://smumustangs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=970

Always nice to see a Denbow excel in a pursuit — be it academic, athletic or any other endeavor. I’ll be following SMU a little closer this year, and hoping for their team success and the success of Safety Denbow! 😉

Digital Preservation for Genealogists


Editor’s Note: This article is very relevant to this issue of the The Denbow Diaspora, which has been delayed because of  two successive crashes of my genealogical computer (also same machine as my ham shack computer) that required two clean installs of the OS (Win8-64). I had all my data in the documents folder backed up via Crash Plan online backup service and was able to restore it without too much hassle. I did forget that a few data files (e.g., a log made by a ham radio program for a mode called JT65-HF) were not backed up to the online service; therefore, I lost about two months worth of contact information for that digital mode and a few other items. Also, I’ve been placing a lot of my data on Dropbox over the last several months, though I haven’t gone “whole hog” yet and used it to replace my entire documents folder, as has the author of this article. It was a real hassle to  reinstall all of my programs, so in keeping with the LOCKSS principle, as described by Mr. Eastman, I’m now also regularly imaging my entire hard drive to an external drive via a program called Casper, which I had in the past used with great success at my office.