Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Tech Savvy Genealogists' Meme

I invite anyone with an interest in genealogy to participate. If you don't have a blog and wish to participate you can write them up on Google+ or post them as a note on Facebook.  Or you can just create your own document to keep track of your own goals.

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 - my Windows tablet is no good, I so very much want an iPad!
  2. Use a tablet or iPad for genealogy related purposes - see above
  3. Have used Skype to for genealogy purposes - spoke to relatives in Spain!
  4. Have used a camera to capture images in a library/archives/ancestor's home  I have zillions of photos
  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
  10. Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic
  11. Currently an active member of Genealogy Wise   - but use it less and less
  12. Have a Facebook Account  -  use it all the time
  13. Have connected with genealogists via Facebook - very useful!
  14. Maintain a genealogy related Facebook Page - NH Mayflower, etc.
  15. Maintain a blog or website for a genealogy society - NH Mayflower, etc.
  16. Have submitted text corrections online to Ancestry, Trove or a similar site
  17. Have registered a domain name
  18. Post regularly to Google+     becoming more and more useful!
  19. Have a blog listed on Geneabloggers   - Thanks, Thomas MacEntee!
  20. Have transcribed/indexed records for FamilySearch or a similar project
  21. Own a Flip-Pal or hand-held scanner  - use my camera
  22. Can code a webpage in .html   - not interested
  23. Own a smartphone - and now I'm spoiled
  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   - several times!
  27. Use Chrome as a Browser
  28. Have participated in a genealogy webinar
  29. Have taken a DNA test for genealogy purposes   - Someday I'll blog about this
  30. Have a personal genealogy website
  31. Have found mention of an ancestor in an online newspaper archive
  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
  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   - and was a guest on Genealogy Gems!
  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 - and was a guest, too!
  46. Use Dropbox, SugarSync or other service to save documents in the cloud - Google Docs
  47. Schedule regular email backups
  48. Have contriibuted to the Familysearch Wiki
  49. Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs
  50. Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format
I notice that I've done many of the things on this list.  The things in red (which I would like to do next) all involve purchases of major technology items, all for a pretty penny.  I hope I win the lottery soon! 

This list was created by Jill Ball, the Australian Genealogy blogger at the blog "Geniaus" at this link:   Check out the new genealogy memes at Thomas MacEntee's GeneaBlogger website 

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Thanks for taking part in my meme. It is great to be getting responses from all corners of the globe.

  2. Heather,

    I love this list!!!