Thursday, 15 September 2011

The Tech Savvy Genealogists' Meme

Thanks to Geniaus for doing another of these. 

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. I have added a few onto the end.


Which of these apply to you?
  1. Own an Android or Windows tablet or an iPad (Android)
  2. Use a tablet or iPad for genealogy related purposes
  3. Have used Skype to for genealogy purposes (great for planning trips etc, catching up with cousins)
  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 (The Master genealogist and Legacy, also Have Family Historian on computer)
  6. Have a Twitter account (@HVSresearch)
  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 (define active? Haven’t posted as much as I would like but have lurked often)
  12. Have a Facebook Account
  13. Have connected with genealogists via Facebook
  14. Maintain a genealogy related Facebook Page  (maybe depends where Google+ ends up)
  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 (one day when I have some free time….)
  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 (waiting on the results)
  30. Have a personal genealogy website (One day when I have some free time….)
  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 (some, more to follow)
  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 (have the Sony travelling laptop instead, it goes where I go)
  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 for me. I have a paid subscription for 50GB and use it for work as well as my genealogy0
  47. Schedule regular email backups (I have emails going back to 2002 due to this)
  48. Have contributed to the Familysearch Wiki
  49. Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs (Some have lots more to do)
  50. Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format
  51. Have authored a genealogy podcast (one day in the not too distant future) 
  52. Have authored a genealogy webinar (one day in the not too distant future) 
  53. Use YouTube for genealogy (and lots of other things such as how to do something in Excel, craft etc)
  54. Have collaborative documents in Dropbox for genealogy
  55. Have a collaborative database in Dropbox for genealogy
  56. Have more than three computers at home(plus scanners, film/slide scanner, Overhead projector, three printers (all in one, laser and a colour one for photos), digital notetaker, 2 x video cameras and a number of other toys. What can I say, I like my toys!
  57. Take a powerboard away with you because of the electronics you take when you travel. (Laptop, tablet, phone, iPod Touch, digital projector (when I am speaking), digital camera)
  58. Have more than 1TB of external storage. Hmmm, in fact, have 4TB of external storage at home and 2TB at work as a backup of my essential stuff.
And I am sure you will think of even more....


I think I officially qualify as a Nerd who likes her toys.