Category Archive: Technical Computing

Jul 30

The Master Genealogist (TMG) to be Discontinued

The Wholly Genes Newsletter, published yesterday, 29 July 2014, carried the announcement for those of us who have loved and used The Master Genealogist over the years. “TMG to be Discontinued” As a dedicated user for about twenty years, I’m saddened. I’d jumped on board following the demise of the Ultimate Genealogist (preceded by Roots I, …

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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 …

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Nov 30

App for

As posted on GeneaPress by Gena Philibert Ortega FAMILY HISTORY COMES ALIVE WITH NEW ANCESTRY.COM APP FOR iPHONE, iPAD AND iPOD TOUCH LOADED WITH EXCITING FEATURES New ‘ Mobile’ iOS App Gives Users the Ability to Access Billions of Historical Records to Build Their Family Tree  PROVO, UTAH (November 29, 2011) –, the world’s largest …

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Jun 11


TechTips Press Release Posted by Michael Tvedtnes on June 10, 2011 at TechTips Genealogy has been a popular hobby for over a century, but the pursuit of one’s ancestors is now a decidedly technology-intensive endeavor. To help family historians take advantage of the latest technology, FamilySearch has launched a new section on its website called FamilySearch TechTips. The …

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Apr 15

Follow Friday: Moultrie Creek Gazette

Many of my friends know that I love technology and am a sucker for as many of the latest gadgets as my purse strings will allow. Having gadgets (including dynamite software) is a huge waste unless I know how to operate them. That generally means a significant amount of learning—”Professional Development,” is what I call …

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Feb 11

RootsTech: Exhibitor


I’m passionate about digital scrapbooking, so you can imagine my delight to find a digital scrapbook exhibitor here in the exhibit hall at RootsTech. Today I had a little time to spend at Exhibitor’s booth #605: Digital Scrapbook Memories. Amy Herzog is the owner can a delight to with which to converse. At the booth …

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Feb 11

Cloud Computing: Filename Problems

Oh, if only the world of computers was absolute and every operation system, browser, and software had the same standards! My issue today is with Carbonite and filenames. Back in the day of pre-windows when we needed DOS, filenames were easy. My genealogy notes were written in WordPerfect for DOS and I used Lotus 1-2-3 …

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Nov 18

Always Room for Improvement


No matter how good we sometimes think we are using a particular software or preforming a specific task, we can always learn something new. Although I’ve been using Photoshop for many years and have used the program to create digital scrapbook pages, I recently enrolled in the  Scrapper’s Guide classes offered by Linda Sattgast. I’m …

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