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September 17, 2011

Tech Granny & The Tech Savvy Genealogists' Meme

Over on Geniaus, there's a new Meme called The Tech Savvy Genealogists' Meme. It's kind of intriguing, especially if you read other blogger's responses! So here's mine (my husband calls me Tech Granny hence the name in the title

Jill's 50 items are great but I took the liberty of adding one more... my final count? 45/50 on Jill's Meme, 46/51 on mine

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
  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
  10. Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic (I  have done this TWICE in public and many times over the internet. I hate speaking in public so turn down more requests than I accept)
  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
  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+
  19. Have a blog listed on Geneabloggers
  20. Have transcribed/indexed records for FamilySearch or a similar project (aha, a trick question! I've transcribed hundreds of old records for website. I guess that counts as a YES?)
  21. Own a Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner or hand-held scanner
  22. Can code a webpage in .html
  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 (I've used Chrome but prefer Firefox)
  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
  32. Have tweeted during a genealogy lecture
  33. Have scanned your hardcopy genealogy files  (this would take a lifetime to scan everything! I have scanned documents but not my written work)
  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 (Sorry, I'll never do this. I know how but I won't do it)
  36. Own a netbook (Hmmm since we have 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, a MacBookAir, an HP laptop, and 3 computers in the house I don't think I need 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 (I wish I knew how!)
  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 (yep I was an official blogger for RootsTech2011 and was invited again for 2012)
  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 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've published many genealogy books but not in online or digital format and have no plans to do so in the future)
and adding one more...

51. Have tried and reviewed iPhone or iPad apps at the developers' request


GeniAus said...

Tech Grannies rule!

Thanks for participating, Lorine. Look forward to seeing you at Rootstech 2012.

When I was working I was "Granny the IT guy".

GeniAus said...

Forgot to say - I'm with you on your response to number 35.