The Tech Savvy Genealogists Meme

Posted on: September 16th, 2011 by pj

As I’m coming to the end of my latest university course AND finished my book I’m hoping to devote a little more time and energy to genealogy starting with blogging and a meme is great place to jump back in.  Thanks to Geniaus for the meme and  Nuffield Genealogy for the link.

“I invite anyone with an interest in genealogy to participate. If you don’t have a blog and wish to participate you can write them up on Google+ or post them as a note on Facebook.  Or you can just create your own document to keep track of your own goals.”

Which of these apply to you?

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?

  1. Own an Android or Windows tablet or an iPad (love, love, my iPad)
  2. Use a tablet or iPad for genealogy related purposes (several trees and three genealogy apps)
  3. Have used Skype to for genealogy purposes (great for Transatlantic calls)
  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 (currently Reunion, MacFamily Tree and testing FTM atm)
  6. Have a Twitter account (@pjscribble)
  7. Tweet daily
  8. Have a genealogy blog    (um..you’re on it!)
  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 
  14. Maintain a genealogy related Facebook Page - Chasing Rainbows
  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 (I think I have about a dozen!)
  18. Post regularly to Google+     (fast becoming my social media of choice)
  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  - (love my little hand held scanner)
  22. Can code a webpage in .html   – (probably a bit rusty but I could do it)
  23. Own a smartphone 
  24. Have a personal subscription to one or more paid genealogy databases
  25. Use a digital voice recorder to record genealogy lectures (I have one, but never been to a genealogy lecture!)
  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 (I can get lost in newspaper archives for days!)
  32. Have tweeted during a genealogy lecture
  33. Have scanned your hardcopy genealogy files
  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
  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 (Dropbox, Google Docs)
  47. Schedule regular email backups
  48. Have contriibuted to the Familysearch Wiki
  49. Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs
  50. Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format (in print too!)