The Tech Savvy Genealogist's Meme

Found this posted at Thomas MacEntee's Destination: Austin Family Blog.

Another great meme this time about genealogy and technology and originated by Jill Ball of Geniaus.

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 (color 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?

Own an Android or Windows tablet or an iPad

  • Use a tablet or iPad for genealogy related purposes

    Have used Skype for genealogy purposes (I've used Skype twice, but not for Geni purposes)

     Have used a camera to capture images in a library/archives/ancestor's home

    Use a genealogy software program on your computer to manage your family tree

    Have a Twitter account

    Tweet daily (I tweet sporadically)

    Have a genealogy blog

    Have more than one genealogy blog

    Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic (Ok well this will happen at Family History Expo in Oct...publishing your family history to DVD)

    Currently an active member of Genealogy Wise (Note: I am a member but not active)

    Have a Facebook Account

    Have connected with genealogists via Facebook

    Maintain a genealogy related Facebook Page (Leaves of Heritage)

    Maintain a blog or website for a genealogy society

    Have submitted text corrections online to Ancestry, Trove or a similar site

    Have registered a domain name (need to jump on that!)

    Post regularly to Google+ 

    Have a blog listed on Geneabloggers

    Have transcribed/indexed records for FamilySearch or a similar project

    Own a Flip-Pal or hand-held scanner

    Can code a webpage in .html ( I know some html...but would love to learn more..anyone???)

    Own a smartphone

    Have a personal subscription to one or more paid genealogy databases

    Use a digital voice recorder to record genealogy lectures

    Have contributed to a genealogy blog carnival

    Use Chrome as a Web browser (though I wish Flash didn't crashn all the time and that it worked better with's image viewer!)

    Have participated in a genealogy webinar (Now, I did not teach it, just attended and asked questions)

    Have taken a DNA test for genealogy purposes

    Have a personal genealogy website

    Have found mention of an ancestor in an online newspaper archive

    Have tweeted during a genealogy lecture

    Have scanned your hardcopy genealogy files (some individual items...many more to go)

     Use an RSS Reader to follow genealogy news and blogs (I'm really inconsistent with reading them, though)

    Have uploaded a gedcom file to a site like Geni, MyHeritage or Ancestry (I have yet to learn how to create one)

    Own a netbook (it's really a laptop...gave the netbook to the teenager)

    Use a computer/tablet/smartphone to take genealogy lecture notes (I prefer and am faster at pen and paper)

    Have a profile on LinkedIn that mentions your genealogy habit

    Have developed a genealogy software program, app or widget (Again...anyone wanna teach me???))

    Have listened to a genealogy podcast online

    Have downloaded genealogy podcasts for later listening ( my favorite way to listen!)

    Backup your files to a portable hard drive (yes, but have to do more..have to get on much to save!)

    Have a copy of your genealogy files stored offsite

    Know about Rootstech (wish I could afford to attend)

    Have listened to a Blogtalk radio session about genealogy

    Use Dropbox, SugarSync or other service to save documents in the cloud 

    Schedule regular email backups 

    Have contributed to the FamilySearch Research Wiki 

    Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs (some...but need to do more!)

    Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format 

  • As you can see, I am semi techno-savvy, want to learn more, but still like to be traditional
     about a lot of things. I like technology, want to know how to use it, but don't always choose to use it.

    Happy tree climbing!