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Technology Tuesday – Website Upgrade

Finally finished upgrading my main website. I did a clean install of Joomla 1.7 after testing on localhost, and finding compatible extensions. My main problem has been the family trees – the script I was using on 1.5 doesn’t work with the latest GRAMPS, which is why I decided to upgrade. I tried Joaktree, and … Continue reading

Technology Tuesday – Website Updates

Should have posted this yesterday, but it’s only just Wednesday! Haven’t had time to blog much lately, or to do much genealogy. I did zoom into the library on Monday to research Sarah Scotney in answer to a query from an Australian descendant of my BIL’s family. My results only extended our confusion. I have … Continue reading

Technology Tuesday – The Tech Savvy Genealogists’ Meme

The Tech Savvy Genealogists’ Meme from 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 Feel free to add extra comments … Continue reading

Technology Tuesday – Genealogy in Time toolbar

I’m trying out this free toolbar for Firefox (and Internet Explorer), as well as looking at some of the other tools and resources on the Genealogy in Time website. The toolbar is useful for searches – it searches “over 500 genealogy websites” – but doesn’t say which ones. I’ve had search returns from findagrave.com, legacy.com, … Continue reading

Technology Tuesday – What’s on Your Phone?

I’m getting used to the features on my new phone – I can even make calls and send texts! But for genealogy it really shines. I’m trying not to go app crazy, but some are just too good to do without. Family Bee allows you to access your GEDCOM, and make notes on people as you … Continue reading