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So you think you’re a tech savvy genealogist…

September 15, 2011

Another challenge from Geniaus

I’m loving these challenges. They make me realise how much learning and work I have to do. Also it’s good to see how far I’ve come.

The Tech Savvy Genealogists’ Meme
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
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type

1 Own an Android or Windows tablet or an iPad (still trying to make a decision)
2 Use a tablet or iPad for genealogy related purposes (see 1)
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
6 Have a Twitter account ( actually I have 2, so definitely, yes I love twitter)
7 Tweet daily
8 Have a genealogy blog
9 Have more then one genealogy blog
10 Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic
11 Currently an active member of Genealogy Wise
12 Have a Facebook Account
13 Have connected with genealogists via Facebook (amazed at number of distant relatives who have contacted me this way)
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+
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
22 Can code a webpage in .html
23 Own a smartphone 
24 Have a personal subscription to one or more paid genealogy databases (don’t consider this to be a luxury)
25 Use a digital voice recorder to record genealogy lectures
26 Have contributed to a genealogy blog carnival
27 Use Chrome as a Browser 
28 Have participated in a genealogy webinar 
29 Have taken a DNA test for genealogy purposes
30 Have a personal genealogy website
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 (work in progress)
34 Use an RSS Reader to follow genealogy news and blogs
35 Have uploaded a gedcom file to a site like Geni, MyHeritage or Ancestry
36 Own a netbook
37 Use a computer/tablet/smartphone to take genealogy lecture notes (not always, but often
38 Have a profile on LinkedIn that mentions your genealogy habit
39 Have developed a genealogy software program, app or widget
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
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
48 Have contriibuted to the Familysearch Wiki
49 Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs (work in progress)
50 Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format

  1. Thanks, Jennifer. I’m glad you are enjoying the memes. Thanks for your contribution.

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