During lectures I gave this past August at my local genealogy society and at a conference, I polled the audience asking how many who are on Facebook had checked if there is an existing Facebook Group for their ancestral hometowns, and few people raised their hands. When I showed them the kind of information that I have obtained from one of my ancestral hometown Groups, they were amazed.
News, tips, and reviews about mobile, desktop, and web apps.
Those who follow this blog via RSS subscription will need to please update the subscription address in your feed reader client if you want to continue receiving my updated blog posts (of course you want to continue!).
The final part in the series on my process for creating the biographical profile box that I attach to each blog post about a particular ancestor. How and where I maintain a master Snapshot Box code library, back it up, and annotate it with notes. Works on self-hosted Wordpress, freemium hosted Wordpress.com, and Blogger.
I recently taught an introductory session at the RootsTech 2015 conference on APIs, and how they are used in genealogy. I have included the learning materials from that class, for class attendees who might want to brush up on what we covered, as well as for those who were unable to attend.
I use Evernote to maintain a master Genealogy Index listing everyone I am researching for our family history. I also apply a Dollarhide-inspired coding system to each individual I am researching. Both tools help me make Evernote a powerful research aid in doing my family history research.
Two of the features I like best in Evernote are geotagging and audio Notes. Geotagging allows me to attach geographical metadata to my Notes, and the audio recording feature allows me to record audio and generate a Note with an embedded media player for that audio file. The combination of these two features makes for an easy always-handy good quality tool to capture mobile family history interviews since I never go anywhere without my iPhone.