Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Tech Tuesday: The Technical Genealogist Meme

Geniaus built the original 50-strong meme, then it was added to by John Newmark of the Transylvanian Dutch blog.  I have added (JN) at the end of each of his entries.  Unfortunately, his additions mean I have done less and less!   Some of the items I haven't done because they will cost money that I just don't have (like owning an iPad or a smartphone)...


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 [GenWestUK: when I have the money!]
  2. Use a tablet or iPad for genealogy related purposes [GenWestUK: when I have the money!]
  3. Use a Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader for genealogy related purposes (JN)
  4. Have used Skype to for genealogy purposes
  5. Have used a camera to capture images in a library/archives/ancestor's home [GenWestUK: when I have the money!]
  6. Use a genealogy software program on your computer to manage your family tree
  7. Use multiple genealogy software programs because they each have different functionalities (JN)
  8. Have a Twitter account
  9. Tweet daily
  10. Have a genealogy blog
  11. Have more than one genealogy blog
  12. Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic
  13. Currently an active member of Genealogy Wise
  14. Have a Facebook Account
  15. Have connected with genealogists via Facebook
  16. Maintain a genealogy related Facebook Page
  17. Maintain a blog or website for a genealogy society
  18. Have submitted text corrections online to Ancestry, Trove or a similar site
  19. Have added content to a Person Page on Fold3 (formerly Footnote) (JN)
  20. Have registered a domain name
  21. Post regularly to Google+
  22. Have participated in a genealogy-related Google+ hangout (JN)
  23. Have a blog listed on Geneabloggers
  24. Have a blog listed on Cyndi's List (JN)
  25. Have transcribed/indexed records for FamilySearch or a similar project
  26. Have converted a family audiotape to digital (JN)
  27. Have converted a family videotape to digital (JN)
  28. Have converted family movies pre-dating videotape to digital. (JN)
  29. Own a Flip-Pal or hand-held scanner [GenWestUK: when I have the money!]
  30. Can code a webpage in .html
  31. Can code a webpage in .html using Notepad (or any other text-only software) (JN)
  32. Can write scripts for your webpage in at least one programming language (JN)
  33. Can write scripts for your webpage in multiple programming languages (JN)
  34. Own a smartphone [GenWestUK: when I have the money!]
  35. Have a personal subscription to one or more paid genealogy databases
  36. Have a local library card that offers you home access to online databases, and you use that access (JN)
  37. Use a digital voice recorder to record genealogy lectures
  38. Have contributed to a genealogy blog carnival
  39. Have hosted a genealogy blog carnival (JN)
  40. Use Chrome as a Browser
  41. Have participated in a genealogy webinar
  42. Have taken a DNA test for genealogy purposes
  43. Have a personal genealogy website
  44. Have found mention of an ancestor in an online newspaper archive
  45. Have tweeted during a genealogy lecture
  46. Have tweeted during a family reunion (JN)
  47. Have scanned your hardcopy genealogy files
  48. Use an RSS Reader to follow genealogy news and blogs
  49. Have uploaded a gedcom file to a site like Geni, MyHeritage or Ancestry
  50. Own a netbook
  51. Use a computer/tablet/smartphone to take genealogy lecture notes
  52. Have a profile on LinkedIn that mentions your genealogy habit
  53. Have developed a genealogy software program, app or widget
  54. Have listened to a genealogy podcast online
  55. Have downloaded genealogy podcasts for later listening
  56. Backup your files to a portable hard drive
  57. Have a copy of your genealogy files stored offsite
  58. Know about Rootstech
  59. Have listened to a Blogtalk radio session about genealogy
  60. Use Dropbox, SugarSync or other service to save documents in the cloud
  61. Schedule regular email backups
  62. Have contributed to the Familysearch Wiki
  63. Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs
  64. Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format
  65. Brought a USB device to a microfilm repository so you could download instead of print (JN)
  66. Have a wearable USB device containing important files. (Watch, keychain necklace, etc) (JN)
  67. Created a map on Google Maps plotting ancestral homes or businesses (JN)  
  68. Recorded the GPS coordinates for a tombstone, or ancestral home  (JN)
  69. Edited the Wikipedia entry for an ancestor, or their kin (JN)
  70. Created an entry at FindAGrave for a person (JN)
  71. Created an entry at FindAGrave for a cemetery (JN) 
  72. Uploaded the MediaWiki software (or TikiWiki, or PhpWiki) to your family website (JN)  
  73. Have downloaded a video (for genealogical purposes) from YouTube or other streaming video site using KeepVid.com, or in some other fashion (JN) 
  74. Have transferred a video from a DVR to your computer for genealogical purposes (JN) 
  75. Have participated in a ScanFest (JN)
  76. Have started a Genealogy-related meme at least one other geneablogger participated in (JN)
  77. Have started a Genealogy-related weekly blogging theme other geneabloggers participated in (JN)
  78. Have used Photoshop (or other editing software) to ‘clean up’ an old family photo (JN) 
  79. Done digital scrapbooking (JN)
  80. Printed out a satellite photo from Google Maps of a cemetery, and marked where a tombstone was located on it (JN)

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