Technology

Stephanie Pitcher Fishman

Twitter and Today's Genealogist

by Stephanie Pitcher Fishman | Oct 22, 2013

Social media is an invaluable tool for reaching other genealogists, local historians, and even cousins. It's time to consider adding Twitter to your family history tool kit. Read More

Thomas MacEntee

Getting the Most from Message Groups and Mailing Lists

by Thomas MacEntee | Sep 17, 2013

The desire to connect with others who are also researching their genealogy and family history is not new. Before the... Read More

Thomas MacEntee

WolframAlpha: A New Tool for Genealogy

by Thomas MacEntee | Jul 16, 2013

I'm always on the lookout for new tools and websites that can assist me with my genealogy research. I want... Read More

Thomas MacEntee

Web Browser Extensions: Power Up Your Genealogy

by Thomas MacEntee | Jun 18, 2013

Alone, web browsers are powerful. However, you can install programs known as "browser extensions" to extend the functionality of the browser. Read More

Thomas MacEntee

Pinning Down Your Family History

by Thomas MacEntee | May 21, 2013

After many years of researching your own family history, one of the biggest challenges that remains is this: how can you share your findings with friends and family and in a way that they understand and appreciate? Read More

Thomas MacEntee

Evernote: Your Virtual Genealogy Assistant

by Thomas MacEntee | Apr 19, 2013

Evernote is a genealogy researcher's best friend and one of the best tools you can use to capture almost anything.... Read More

Jennifer Holik

Two Tools to Analyze Your Genealogy Data: OneNote and Blogs

by Jennifer Holik | Apr 4, 2013

In a previous article I examined using spreadsheets and maps as a way to visualize your family's data to help... Read More

Thomas MacEntee

Is Your Genealogy Future Proofed?

by Thomas MacEntee | Mar 21, 2013

You've spent months or years researching your family history and you consider yourself a 21st century genealogist, what with your... Read More

Nancy Hendrickson

Flying to the Past With Google Earth

by Nancy Hendrickson | Feb 6, 2013

If you've used Google Earth to view your house from satellite imagery, you're going to love flying to places your... Read More

Nancy Hendrickson

On (Kindle) Fire for Genealogy

by Nancy Hendrickson | Jan 10, 2013

Amazon struck the first blow in the Battle of the e-Readers when it released its original Kindle back in 2007.... Read More

Nancy Hendrickson

Finding Historical U.S. County Boundaries Using Google Earth

by Nancy Hendrickson | Oct 23, 2012

Thanks to satellite imagery and a bit of technological magic, flying to distant places is now possible with Google Earth,... Read More

Diane L. Richard

Linkpendium: A Genealogy Gem!

by Diane L. Richard | May 15, 2012

Linkpendium is frequently the first website I visit when doing genealogy research, whether for a geographic locale I am familiar... Read More

Heather Kramer

Free Mobile Applications For Genealogists

by Heather Kramer | May 1, 2012

Handheld devices such as smart phones and tablets have made mobile applications (apps) popular tools to use for personal... Read More

Claudia Breland

Podcasts & Webinars & Blogs, Oh My! Continuing Education In The Digital Age

by Claudia Breland | Apr 12, 2012

Genealogists are by their very nature lifelong learners - the drive to discover more about our ancestors also drives our... Read More

Nik Walker

The Do's & Don'ts of Internet Genealogy

by Nik Walker | Mar 22, 2012

The internet is a vital resource for anyone tracing their family history. It is full of valuable information available to... Read More

Claudia Breland

Online Family Trees: Blight or Blessing?

by Claudia Breland | Mar 8, 2012

The internet has changed many of the ways we find new information on our ancestors, and perhaps the most... Read More

Lisa Alzo

Using The iPad For Genealogy And Writing

by Lisa Alzo | Feb 2, 2012

The iPad 2 is one hot item. For the longest time, Apple and other retail stores couldn't keep them in... Read More

Heather Kramer

Ancestral Archeology: Using Google Maps To Recreate Your Ancestor's Neighborhood

by Heather Kramer | Jan 17, 2012

When researching family history, genealogists go to great lengths to find newspaper articles, records, photographs, and other items to document... Read More

Lilly Cleveland

Following My Itinerant Minister Through Cyberspace

by Lilly Cleveland | Dec 9, 2011

When I began researching Seth Ewer, Baptist Minister, I was stumped. Nothing turned up in my favorite places using... Read More

Gena P. Ortega

5 Maps Sites Every Genealogist Should Know

by Gena P. Ortega | Dec 2, 2011

Are you using maps when you research your ancestors? Maps are an essential part of your genealogical research for... Read More

Thomas MacEntee

How To Attend A Genealogy Webinar

by Thomas MacEntee | Jun 30, 2011

Often what seems "all the rage" and "so easy for others" can be confusing and new-fangled for others. Here's... Read More

Thomas MacEntee

Google Books for Genealogy

by Thomas MacEntee | Jun 14, 2011

There have been many modern changes to the way in which we read books - just look at the popularity... Read More

Daniel M. Lynch

Google Filtering Techniques For Family History Research

by Daniel M. Lynch | Jan 28, 2011

Google has proven to be an indispensable tool for family history enthusiasts worldwide, but there are several filtering techniques which... Read More

Colleen Fitzpatrick

Your DNA Autobiography

by Colleen Fitzpatrick | Dec 2, 2010

Genealogists are familiar with the value of reference materials such as biographies and online databases. A will or probate record,... Read More

Thomas MacEntee

It's 10 PM - Do You Know Where Your Genealogy Data Is?

by Thomas MacEntee | Jul 3, 2010

After years of researching your family history with visits to local repositories, field trips to ancestral lands or far-flung cemeteries, and hours spent online tracking clues, can you quickly answer the following questions Read More

Thomas MacEntee

Blogging Your Family History

by Thomas MacEntee | Mar 6, 2010

You may have encountered a "blog" during your last search on Google or a genealogy colleague may have mentioned an article they read on a well-known family history blog. You keep hearing the term blog and wonder: "Am I missing out on a way to improve my research?" Read More

Katrina McQuarrie

Using Social Media For Genealogy Research

by Katrina McQuarrie | Feb 5, 2010

Over the past few years, social media has received a lot of hype. But what is it, really? Why would you ever want to use social media? What kinds of Web 2.0 sites are there, and could they improve your genealogy? This article will answer all those questions. Read More

James Tanner

Advancing Your Genealogical Research Into The Digital Age

by James Tanner | Jul 17, 2009

Go to any genealogical library and you will see people hunched over piles of papers and books, writing in notebooks retrieved from huge wheeled briefcases. In the past you would have found me in the same category... Read More

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