Saturday, January 28, 2012

Online scams and genealogy

We all receive e-mail that contains phishing attempts, malware or viruses, and scams of various kinds.

One of the most recent concerns the UK Census, and the UK Office for National Statistics has just issued a warning about such a scam Email Scam:
We are aware that an email entitled 'Population Census: a message to everyone - act now' is being circulated, allegedly in the name of National Statistician, Jil Matheson. This email demands individuals provide further personal information, supposedly for the Census and threatens fines for non-compliance.

This email is a scam and a hoax. It has no connection whatsoever with the National Statistician, the 2011 Census or the Office for National Statistics.

We believe the links in the e-mail could download malware to any computer where the user clicks on the links. This could put your personal data, including financial information, at risk.

One of the resources for protecting yourself from phishing scams and other attempts at online fraud is here: Get Safe Online :: Home

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Free Genealogy Forms Downloads

It's always nice to find free stuff, and these forms look as though they could be useful, especially to genealogists in the USA, though some of them might be useful elsewhere as well, or could be adapted for use in other places.

Free Genealogy Forms Downloads:
These free downloadable genealogy forms make finding and organizing ancestry search easy. These forms allow you to carefully copy your ancestor's information and keep that information in your own records. You can also keep track of your research, the data you've collected, records, family trees, family groups and more with these genealogy forms. It's so important to stay organized and keep family search information recorded on templates and genealogy forms. Feel free to download these forms to your computer and print them out at home. Our forms are all professionally designed so you can take them to a professional printer to have them put on heavier paper, or enlarged to make more room for handwriting, or even to make a wall chart.