Saturday, September 17, 2011

Meme: The Tech-Savvy Genealogist

I have decided to join in the Tech-Savvy Genealogist Meme. The Meme was first created by Geniaus

The list should be annotated in the following manner:
Things you have already done or found: bold face type

Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional)
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type

Which of these apply to you?
  1. Own an Android or Windows tablet or an iPad
  2. Use a tablet or iPad for genealogy related purposes
  3. Have used Skype to for genealogy purposes
  4. Have used a camera to capture images in a library/archives/ancestor's home
  5. Use a genealogy software program on your computer to manage your family tree [I use Legacy Family Tree mostly, but I also have Family Tree Maker 2010, RootsMagic and Family Historian installed on my laptop computer]
  6. Have a Twitter account
  7. Tweet daily [only tweet occasionally at the moment...too many other things happening]
  8. Have a genealogy blog
  9. Have more then one genealogy blog [but I have been sadly neglecting Australian Genealogy News, I really need to give it a new look and new posts]
  10. Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic
  11. Currently an active member of Genealogy Wise [I am a member but I don't get to check it regularly]
  12. Have a Facebook Account
  13. Have connected with genealogists via Facebook
  14. Maintain a genealogy related Facebook Page
  15. Maintain a blog or website for a genealogy society
  16. Have submitted text corrections online to Ancestry, Trove or a similar site
  17. Have registered a domain name
  18. Post regularly to Google+ [would like to try Google+...]
  19. Have a blog listed on Geneabloggers
  20. Have transcribed/indexed records for FamilySearch or a similar project
  21. Own a Flip-Pal or hand-held scanner [I own a Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F which is somewhat portable - it is fairly lightweight and powered through a USB port]
  22. Can code a webpage in .html [I have been a bit lazy about this lately and have been using the WYSIWYG editor available in Blogger. I know it often creates messy HTML code. Eventually (soon) I want to get back into HTML coding (I have been catching up lately reading about HTML5) as I coded webpages with HTML often during high school and University]
  23. Own a smartphone [I hope I can buy an Android smartphone some time in the future, I have read so much about them on other blogs and my brother has shown me the fancy things his Android phone can do]
  24. Have a personal subscription to one or more paid genealogy databases
  25. Use a digital voice recorder to record genealogy lectures
  26. Have contributed to a genealogy blog carnival
  27. Use Chrome as a Browser [my favourite browser]
  28. Have participated in a genealogy webinar
  29. Have taken a DNA test for genealogy purposes 
  30. Have a personal genealogy website [I have tried several times but never been happy with any site I have created, hopefully someday!]
  31. Have found mention of an ancestor in an online newspaper archive
  32. Have tweeted during a genealogy lecture
  33. Have scanned your hardcopy genealogy files [some of them, I still have a lot of Mum's files stored in binders that need to be scanned and sorted]
  34. Use an RSS Reader to follow genealogy news and blogs [Google Reader]
  35. Have uploaded a gedcom file to a site like Geni, MyHeritage or Ancestry [but I always set my files to private because many of them are 'working' and 'unverified' and I don't want to spread unverified information through online trees]
  36. Own a netbook
  37. Use a computer/tablet/smartphone to take genealogy lecture notes
  38. Have a profile on LinkedIn that mentions your genealogy habit
  39. Have developed a genealogy software program, app or widget [this is something I would like to do in the future. For one assignment in my IT degree I created a very simple Java program to record genealogy to-do items. Like HTML, programming with Java or other programming languages is something I am hoping to get back into in the future]
  40. Have listened to a genealogy podcast online
  41. Have downloaded genealogy podcasts for later listening
  42. Backup your files to a portable hard drive
  43. Have a copy of your genealogy files stored offsite [absolutely need to do this]
  44. Know about Rootstech 
  45. Have listened to a Blogtalk radio session about genealogy
  46. Use Dropbox, SugarSync or other service to save documents in the cloud
  47. Schedule regular email backups [I've working on sorting and backing-up all my emails recently]
  48. Have contributed to the Familysearch Wiki
  49. Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs [many of them but I have a few more to do and I definitely need to reorganise the ones I have already scanned]
  50. Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format

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  1. Thrilled to see you joining in, Aillin (and pleased you are dreaming of Android)

  2. Thanks Geniaus, looking forward to using an Android device sometime!


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