I have traced my French-Canadian ancestry back to the late 1600's. You can view my Catudal ancestry on my Catudal Ancestors webpages.
My paternal lineage can be traced at This Link. I have traced this side of my family back to Lancashire, England; Quebec, Canada and to France.
Deltiology (Postcard Collecting)
I have revised some of my Postcard Collection into a new format, to be more mobile-friendly. Hopefully, you will find it interesting. My Bridge Postcards webpages are the most interesting. Or, you can simply jump to my Postcard Collection Site Map.
I have started to get back into the swing of updating my Earthquakes webpage, now that I have updated my Excel algorithm to make it a simpler task.
Flight Simulator Programs
My interest in flying got started in the early 1980's when I went on a few flights with my friend from Cranston, RI, Len Ruppert, who worked at one of my favorite haunts - Heath Electronics. He had his pilot's license and needed to get flights under his belt, so I went flying with him. I lost touch with Len in 1984, when I moved to Florida, so Len, if you find this, send along an email!
I first got interested in flight simulator software back in the early 1980's, with a flight simulator program for my Timex/Sinclair ZX81 in 1982, and Flight Simulator II for my Radio Shack Color Computer (Coco). Later, in the Windows world, I got into Micropose's Strike Eagle II, and then got the Operation Desert Storm scenery add-on for it. There were two or three other flight simulator programs that I got, but then life simply got too busy and that fun wained.
Now, in late 2012, I built-up a new faster PC, and once again got the urge to enjoy some flight simulators, so I picked up Flight Simulator X, Gold Edition, on a recent trip down to Cambridge, MA and MicroCenter.
I have almost immediately gotten the bug to create my own scenery files. Probably enhanced by the fact that I work as a CADD Technician for an engineering company's aviation division. So, I am planning on creating scenes for Brunswick Executive Airport, KBXM, in Brunswick, Maine.
My thoughts for BXM are to start with the original runway configurations, including the light-than-air (LTA) mooring masts. Hopefully, I will be able to find an LTA aircraft appropriate to the 1940's timeframe.
I will keep these tasks updated on this webpage, as well as making the scenery files available here for free download, with links to other resources created by others, to complement my work.