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Dec 08

“My Rooted Technology” – a meme about using technology in genealogy

Yesterday Randy Seavers  posted “My Rooted Technology” – a meme about using technology in genealogy, so I decided to join in the fun in preparation for RootsTech 2012.

My Rooted Technology

  • Technology you already use: type (in blue)
  • Technology you would like to use or learn more about: italicize (in red)
  • Technology you don’t use, have no interest in using or no longer use: plain type
  • Explain or give opinions in brackets [  ] at the end of each bullet point
  1. I have a tablet computer such as an iPad that I use for genealogy [Hoping Santa Claus will have one for me this year]
  2. I have downloaded one or more apps to a Smart Phone or similar device. [I love my iPhone]
  3. I belong to a genealogy society that uses social media. [NGS, NEHGS, SCGS, GGS, Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region have webinars and have a FaceBook and/or Twitter account]
  4. I use GEDCOM files and understand the various compatibility issues involved [not a prioity!]
  5. I have added metadata to some of my files and digital photos. [well, at least to many of them, still a work in progress]
  6. I have utilized an API from a genealogy-related application or website. [API??? I don’t have a clue]
  7. I have taken a DNA test related to my genealogy research.
  8. I have used the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
  9. I have a Facebook account and use it regularly for genealogy.
  10. I use tech tools to help me cite my sources in genealogy research. [Hmm… would one consider my research log and/or my genealogy program a tech tool?]
  11. I have developed a genealogy-related app for a Smart Phone or similar device.
  12. I use a genealogy database program (Family Tree Maker, Legacy Family Tree, RootsMagic etc.) [yes TMG on my PC and Reunion on my Mac!]
  13. I use cloud computer resources to store my genealogy data. [DropBox]
  14. I have made one or more contributions to the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
  15. I have attended a genealogy webinar. [many and I’ve presented webinars, and produced webinars]
  16. I have organized and administered a DNA testing group related to my genealogy.
  17. I use apps involving GPS and Geo-caching for my genealogy research. [GPS, but not Geo-caching]
  18. I have a Google+ account and use it regularly for genealogy. [yes!  We need more genies on Google+]
  19. I have created and published a family history e-book. [work in progress]
  20. I have created a wiki related to my genealogy research.
  21. I have conducted a genealogy webinar as a presenter. [and several more are scheduled]
  22. I read genealogy-related blogs to help improve my own research.
  23. I have one or more genealogy-related blogs to help improve my own research.
  24. I have a Twitter account and use it regularly for genealogy.
  25. I have one or more genealogy-related websites which I run and administer.
  26. I have created a screencast or video related to genealogy and posted it at a video sharing site (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.).  [No, but I do produce Webinars for GGS and Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region]
  27. I use one or more digital tools to capture and record my family history. (digital camera, digital recorder, smart pen, scanners, etc.]