Neeley Ops

FamilySearch GEDCOM Export

Today I was able to export my ancestry from Family Search into GEDCOM format, and then import it into Family Tree DNA. I only exported seven generations back, which was far enough to encompass both my last confidently known paternal and maternal ancestors. I am so grateful for the countless hours of work done by many people to make the family tree available, as well as to make the export possible. Truly, we stand on the shoulders of giants.

Artifactory Prune Report

My team uses Artifactory as our binary repository. If you’re reading this, you probably use it too. It has this neat ability to prune unreferenced data. An admin feature to be grateful for when needed, but the fact that you need it means something’s busted in a bad way.

Patchfunding Route Printing

If you’ve ever tried using the default “Print Donor Cards” function from the patchfunding unit dashboard, you’ve probably noticed that it generates a giant single pdf file. This would be nice, except that the cards are sorted alphabetically by last name, not by routes. This makes the pdf file very difficult to use. Fortunately, there’s an easier way.

Patchfunding Setup

This post covers first-time setup of records on Once you have every address imported, it’s fairly smooth sailing. The end result is to have an Excel workbook with several sheets, and have these imported into patchfunding.

Make Patchfunding Work For You

I served for eighteen months as a Chartered Organization Representative for our local scout troop. Our troop is part of the Great Salt Lake Council, which uses for administering the annual Friends of Scouting drive. These drives happen all across the nation, but patchfunding appears to only be used by three councils. The application could definitely use a little ‘fit and finish’, but all the key components are there.

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