Friday, 30 December 2011

Rootstech – My Rooted Technology


From Joan Miller at Luxegen a new technology Meme: 
  • 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

  1. I have a tablet computer such as an iPad that I use for genealogy [an ASUS currently although not heavily into it as yet]
  2. I have downloaded one or more apps to a Smart Phone or similar device.
  3. I belong to a genealogy society that uses social media.
  4. I use GEDCOM files and understand the various compatibility issues involved
  5. I have added metadata to some of my files and digital photos.
  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. [awaiting autosomal results now]
  8. I have used the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
  9. I have a Facebook account and use it regularly for genealogy. [and friends as I have not been able to persuade my close family of the benefits although my extended family do use it.]
  10. I use tech tools to help me cite my sources in genealogy research.
  11. I have developed a genealogy-related app for a Smart Phone or similar device.
  12. I use a genealogy database program [The Master Genealogist is my prime program, Legacy Family Historian are the others I use for extra features.]
  13. I use cloud computer resources to store my genealogy data [Dropbox primarialy].
  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 [very inactive group as am having problems persuading QUESTED males to take the test!].
  17. I use apps involving GPS 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 create 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.
  23. I have one or more genealogy-related blogs to help improve my own research [ currently have five blogs but have not been as active as I would like] .
  24. I have a Twitter account and use it regularly for genealogy [again not as often as I would like].
  25. I have one or more genealogy-related websites which I run and administer. (I just haven’t found the time as yet. I have got the domain name)
  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. [video, digital note taker, camera, scanner]