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 (colour optional)
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type
Feel free to add extra comments in brackets after each item
Which of these apply to you?
- Own an Android or Windows tablet or an iPad – my Android smatphone does all I need
- Use a tablet or iPad for genealogy related purposes
- Have used Skype to for genealogy purposes
- Have used a camera to capture images in a library/archives/ancestor’s home – again, my smartphone meets my needs, I’m a terrible photographer!
- Use a genealogy software program on your computer to manage your family tree – I use GRAMPS gramps-project.com
- Have a Twitter account – yes, but I mainly read rather than post
- Tweet daily
- Have a genealogy blog – – if you’re reading this, you’ve found it!
- Have more then one genealogy blog – no
- Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic – no fear!
- Currently an active member of Genealogy Wise
- Have a Facebook Account
- Have connected with genealogists via Facebook
- Maintain a genealogy related Facebook Page
- Maintain a blog or website for a genealogy society – no, I don’t live in any of the places that my ancestors come from
- Have submitted text corrections online to Ancestry, Trove or a similar site
- Have registered a domain name- not for genealogy
- Post regularly to Google+ – just starting to use it
- Have a blog listed on Geneabloggers
- Have transcribed/indexed records for FamilySearch or a similar project
- Own a Flip-Pal or hand-held scanner
- Can code a webpage in .html – yes, but I switched to Joomla!, when another GRAMPS user has created a plug-in to create a family tree for Joomla!-based sites
- Own a smartphone
- Have a personal subscription to one or more paid genealogy databases – no, I use my local library for Ancestry
- Use a digital voice recorder to record genealogy lectures
- Have contributed to a genealogy blog carnival
- Use Chrome as a Browser – yes, but not for genealogy as I like the GenealogyinTime toolbar for Firefox
- Have participated in a genealogy webinar
- Have taken a DNA test for genealogy purposes
- Have a personal genealogy website
- Have found mention of an ancestor in an online newspaper archive
- Have tweeted during a genealogy lecture
- Have scanned your hardcopy genealogy files – all mine are digital, though I hope to inherit my dad’s paperwork!
- Use an RSS Reader to follow genealogy news and blogs
- Have uploaded a gedcom file to a site like Geni, MyHeritage or Ancestry
- Own a netbook
- Use a computer/tablet/smartphone to take genealogy lecture notes
- Have a profile on LinkedIn that mentions your genealogy habit – I haven’t used it for about six or seven years
- Have developed a genealogy software program, app or widget
- Have listened to a genealogy podcast online
- Have downloaded genealogy podcasts for later listening
- Backup your files to a portable hard drive – yes, though I use my Dropbox more
- Have a copy of your genealogy files stored offsite
- Know about Rootstech
- Have listened to a Blogtalk radio session about genealogy – no, I never seem to get round to it
- Use Dropbox, SugarSync or other service to save documents in the cloud
- Schedule regular email backups – regular backups, but not by email
- Have contributed to the Familysearch Wiki
- Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs – some, but not all
- Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format – no, I’ve been thinking about family histories but I’d probably produce them as PDFs rather than ebooks now.
So there are my answers – how about yours? If you want to take part, visit Geniaus to let her know!