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Sunday, January 08, 2006

We're Being Replaced by Computers

From the Neosho (Mo.) Daily News of Jan. 8, 2006:

Genealogy book plots land plats

By Todd G. Higdon / Daily News Staff Writer

NORMAN, Okla. - For a number of years, Greg Boyd, author of the new book “Family Maps of Newton County, Missouri” wanted to know about his family's past.

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With his love of genealogy and wanting to find out more, he developed computer programs that literally work around the clock.

“They scan various genealogy and non-genealogy Web sites, much like Google or Yahoo's ‘spiders' do,” Greg said. “And they store information on servers at our headquarters. Captured data goes into databases of my design, so the ‘sorting' out of data is largely done at the time the information is gathered.”

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