So you think you’re a Tech Savvy Genealogist…

After my intro blog post, I was wondering what I should write next. I’d been meaning to participate in fellow geneablogger Geniaus’ latest meme “So you think you’re a Tech Savvy Genealogist… ” and write it on the Gould Genealogy & History blog, but haven’t done so yet.

Then I figured in reality it’s probably more appropriate here anyway, so here’s my contribution to the “So you think you’re a Tech Savvy Genealogist… ” 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 (colour 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

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 (I have an iPod Touch with genie apps on it)
  3. Have used Skype to for 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
  9. Have more then one genealogy blog (well yes if I count my work one, and this one)
  10. Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic
  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 (again yes, if I count the Gould Genealogy one)
  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
  18. Post regularly to Google+ (I’m getting the hang of it slowly)
  19. Have a blog listed on Geneabloggers (this one is too new to be listed there yet, but the Gould Genealogy one is)
  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 (in basic form)
  23. Own a smartphone
  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 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 (it’s exciting to them)
  32. Have tweeted during a genealogy lecture (before and after, but no, not during)
  33. Have scanned your hardcopy genealogy files (some)
  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
  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 contributed to the Familysearch Wiki
  49. Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs (sadly only a few so far)
  50. Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format

Well based on the above, I’m not a complete tech head, but I seem to be well on the way to it, but I know I’ll be in good company when I’m there. 😀

If you haven’t yet participated in the meme … simply copy block copy the above, and edit the answers to be yours.

Geniaus invites anyone with an interest in genealogy to participate. If you don’t have a blog and wish to participate you can send your responses to her in an email and she’ll compile them. You can find the current list of participants in the list of Tech Savvy Genealogists Links.

One Response to “So you think you’re a Tech Savvy Genealogist…”

  1. Geniaus says:

    Thanks, for taking the meme challenge, Alona.
    So pleased that you chose the meme as the topic for one of your early blog posts

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