The Tech Savvy Genealogists’ Meme

Okay, I’m game. (Yep – So what else is new?)

Geniaus has posted a Meme titled “So you think you’re a Tech Savvy Genealogist?” … and here I am… my eyes are half closed from exhaustion but as usual I can’t resist.

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 (Can anyone tell me why I should bother?)
  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 (almost – and as long as there’s power or access to 3G!)
  8. Have a genealogy blog
  9. Have more then one genealogy blog  (sort of – I write a blog about my family history, and a separate one about my family history-in-the-making).
  10. Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic (does blogging count? Probably not…)
  11. Currently an active member of Genealogy Wise (I need to do better at the ‘active’ part).
  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+ (although I could do better at this one too)
  19. Have a blog listed on Geneabloggers
  20. Have transcribed/indexed records for FamilySearch or a similar project (darn Macs).
  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
  26. Have contributed to a genealogy blog carnival
  27. Use Chrome as a Browser
  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
  36. Own a netbook
  37. Use a computer/tablet/smartphone to take genealogy lecture notes (Evernote rocks!)
  38. Have a profile on LinkedIn that mentions your genealogy habit (I had to check this one – but it’s there!)
  39. Have developed a genealogy software program, app or widget
  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 (scanned not tagged)
  50. Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format
So it seems I have 7 out of 50 that I still need to tackle, plus I need to up my game on another 3. Not too shabby, for now.  
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5 comments on “The Tech Savvy Genealogists’ Meme

  1. Geniaus on said:

    Thanks for taking up the meme challenge. So pleased you couldn’t resist.

  2. Claudia on said:

    I purchased a new computer, it was shiny and black. I set up my Skype program and all was going well, but I could not visualize myself in the set up. I could not see my husband. Then I discovered that my new 2011 HP did not have a video camera…..I thought it did. I suppose I am not as tech savvy as I thought.

    I love your list

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