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?
- Own an Android or Windows tablet or an iPad
- Use a tablet or iPad for genealogy related purposes
- Have used Skype for genealogy purposes - have used Skype for non-genealogy purposes.
- Have used a camera to capture images in a library/archives/ancestor's home
- Use a genealogy software program on your computer to manage your family tree
- Have a Twitter account
- Tweet daily
- Have a genealogy blog - duh! you're reading it!
- Have more then one genealogy blog - see Nothing But Tombstones
- Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic - genealogy blogging!
- Currently an active member of Genealogy Wise.
- Have a Facebook Account
- Have connected with genealogists via Facebook
- Maintain a genealogy related Facebook Page - recently started the Nebraska Genea-Peeps group
- Maintain a blog or website for a genealogy society
- Have submitted text corrections online to Ancestry, Trove or a similar site
- Have registered a domain name - Many!
- Post regularly to Google+
- Have a blog listed on Geneabloggers
- Have transcribed/indexed records for FamilySearch or a similar project
- Own a Flip-Pal or hand-held scanner
- Can code a webpage in .html - that's how a lot of this web stuff started - writing code
- Own a smartphone - I plan to hold out as long as possible
- Have a personal subscription to one or more paid genealogy databases
- Use a digital voice recorder to record genealogy lectures
- Have contributed to a genealogy blog carnival
- Use Chrome as a Web browser
- Have participated in a genealogy webinar
- Have taken a DNA test for genealogy purposes - 23andMe.com
- Have a personal genealogy website
- Have found mention of an ancestor in an online newspaper archive - HUNDREDS
- Have tweeted during a genealogy lecture
- Have scanned your hardcopy genealogy files
- Use an RSS Reader to follow genealogy news and blogs
- Have uploaded a gedcom file to a site like Geni, MyHeritage or Ancestry (WikiTree at http://www.wikitree.com)
- Own a netbook
- Use a computer/tablet/smartphone to take genealogy lecture notes
- Have a profile on LinkedIn that mentions your genealogy habit
- Have developed a genealogy software program, app or widget
- Have listened to a genealogy podcast online
- Have downloaded genealogy podcasts for later listening
- Backup your files to a portable hard drive
- Have a copy of your genealogy files stored offsite
- Know about Rootstech
- Have listened to a Blogtalk radio session about genealogy
- Use Dropbox, SugarSync or other service to save documents in the cloud
- Schedule regular email backups
- Have contriibuted to the FamilySearch Research Wiki
- Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs
- 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?