Thursday, September 15, 2011

Meme Time Again: Tech Savvy Genealogist

Another fun meme is going around about genealogy and technology. This one was originated by Jill Ball of Geniaus

The Tech Savvy Genealogists' Meme

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 (color 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!

Here's my responses!

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 - have used Skype for non-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
  7. Tweet daily
  8. Have a genealogy blog - duh! you're reading it!
  9. Have more then one genealogy blog - see Nothing But Tombstones
  10. Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic - genealogy blogging!
  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 - recently started the Nebraska Genea-Peeps group
  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 - Many!
  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 - that's how a lot of this web stuff started - writing code
  23. Own a smartphone - I plan to hold out as long as possible
  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 Web 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 - HUNDREDS
  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 (WikiTree at
  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 
  47. Schedule regular email backups 
  48. Have contriibuted to the FamilySearch Research Wiki 
  49. Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs
  50. Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format
I suppose it's safe to say that I am a genea-techno-geek, eh?

1 comment:

  1. You're definitely a genea-techno-geek, Susan.

    Thanks for participating in the meme challenge - I appreciate your input.