Friday, December 9, 2011

My Rooted Technology - a Meme

With Rootstech 2012 fast approaching, Jill Ball of Geniaus started this meme about technology for genealogy. She invites everyone to join in the fun.

Here are the rules:
  • Technology you already use: bold face type
  • Technology you would like to use or learn more about: italicize (color optional)
  • 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.
Here are my answers:
  1. I have a tablet computer such as an iPad that I use for genealogy [An Android tablet that I'm still learning to use to it's fullest genealogy potential.]
  2. I have downloaded one or more apps to a Smart Phone or similar device. [Many, although there are just a few that I use on a regular basis.]
  3. I belong to a genealogy society that uses social media.
  4. I use GEDCOM files and understand the various compatibility issues involved. [I actually don't use them very much because of those compatibility issues.]
  5. I have added metadata to some of my files and digital photos. [Trying to do this as I go now but still have thousands of files that haven't been done.]
  6. I have utilized an API from a genealogy-related application or website.
  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. [Mostly the sourcewriter feature in Legacy Family Tree software.]
  11. I have developed a genealogy-related app for a Smart Phone or similar device.
  12. I use a genealogy database program. [Legacy Family Tree]
  13. I use cloud computer resources to store my genealogy data. [Dropbox, Evernote, Mozy, SmugMug]
  14. I have made one or more contributions to the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
  15. I have attended a genealogy webinar.
  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.
  18. I have a Google+ account and use it regularly for genealogy.
  19. I have created and published a family history e-book.
  20. I have created a wiki related to my genealogy research.
  21. I have conducted a genealogy webinar as a presenter.
  22. I read genealogy-related blogs to help improve my own research. [Of course! Hundreds of them.]
  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.).
  27. I use one or more digital tools to capture and record my family history. [Camera, Voice recording app on smart phone]
I just noticed that this is my 500th post!


  1. Congrats on number 500! Perfect, techy Linda and number 500. I love it! :-)))))

  2. Congratulations on your 500th post, Linda! And that's quite an impressive list you've got going on. #19 is on my list too.