Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tech Savvy Genealogist Meme

I just heard about a new genealogy meme to see whether you are a tech savvy genealogist. This one was started by the author of the Geniaus blog. All in all, I'd say I'm fairly tech savvy, but there's always room for improvement.

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
  2. Use a tablet or iPad for genealogy related purposes
  3. Have used Skype 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 [Join me @freefamilytree]
  7. Tweet daily [I try anyway.]
  8. Have a genealogy blog
  9. Have more then one genealogy blog [In addition to this blog, I also author Free Genealogy Resources. I'm considering starting a third to document my husband's side of the family.]
  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 [I just started this recently, although I've been on Facebook for a few years now.]
  14. Maintain a genealogy related Facebook Page [The Free Genealogy Resources 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 [Coming in the near future.]
  18. Post regularly to Google+
  19. Have a blog listed on Geneabloggers [Two actually]
  20. Have transcribed/indexed records for FamilySearch or a similar project [I index for FamilySearch and Restore the Ancestors.]
  21. Own a Flip-Pal or hand-held scanner [Love my Flip-Pal]
  22. Can code a webpage in .html
  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
  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
  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 [I have a tree on Ancestry, but it was built there]
  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 [I use Dropbox for my genealogy files and IDrive for my personal pictures.]
  47. Schedule regular email backups
  48. Have contributed to the Familysearch Wiki
  49. Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs [Still tagging some, but they're all scanned in.]
  50. Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format [I have a few ideas.]

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