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The Tech Savvy Genealogists’ Meme – Your Geeky Mom

September 17, 2011 by  
Filed under genealogy, Technology

“Your Geeky Mom”

Finally got some time to participate in Geniaus’  techie game.  I’m one of those techie genealogy moms who is always regaling her programmer son with her latest gadget or plugin.  My latest fav is the LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen.

I have a favourite sign off with my son as well…..”your geeky mom”.

 

The Tech Savvy Genealogists’ 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 (I use my smartphone!)
  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
  11. Currently an active member of Genealogy Wise (a member but not so active).
  12. Have a Facebook Account
  13. Have connected with genealogists via Facebook
  14. Maintain a genealogy related Facebook Page (for my local gen society)
  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
  21. Own a Flip-Pal 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 (I use it more for recording family stories)
  26. Have contributed to a genealogy blog carnival
  27. Use Chrome as a Browser (I alternate around)
  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
  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 (skeleton gedcoms for “fishing” purposes)
  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 (“habit”??  Isn’t this an addiction? :)
  39. Have developed a genealogy software program, app or widget (developed an app for my blog but didn’t want to pay the developer fee to finish it off).
  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 contriibuted to the Familysearch Wiki
  49. Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs
  50. Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format  (have published MSword versions for other family members)
Signed,
Your Geeky Mom


Comments

4 Responses to “The Tech Savvy Genealogists’ Meme – Your Geeky Mom”
  1. Geniaus says:

    We should retitle our Rootstalk talk – Genealogy 2.0 with The Geeky Moms!

    Thanks for participating in this bit of fun.

  2. Hi Jill,
    Now, that’s an idea! I like that title. Why don’t we do that :)

    –Joan

  3. Monika says:

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  4. Hi Monika,
    You are welcome. Thanks for dropping by.

    –Joan

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