The Tech-Savvy Genealogist – A Meme

I’m not usually one to indulge in so many memes, but the ones going around are just such fun! So, begun by Jill Ball of Geniaus, I give you:

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 (blue)
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type (purple)
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
  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 (does it count if I just started TODAY?)
  6. Have a Twitter account
  7. Tweet daily (this is tough – does almost daily count?)
  8. Have a genealogy blog
  9. Have more than one genealogy blog
  10. Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic
  11. Currently an active member of Genealogy Wise
  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 (I’ve been meaning to offer to do this for my local society which has NO site)
  16. Have submitted text corrections online to Ancestry 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 (Both Ancestry’s and FS’ projects)
  21. Own a Flip-Pal or hand-held scanner (I want a Flip-Pal BADLY)
  22. Can code a webpage in .html (A little, anyway? How much do I need to qualify?)
  23. Own a smartphone (I’d be dumb without it)
  24. Have a personal subscription to one or more paid genealogy databases (I did until yesterday, trying to save money – fold3 and ancestry)
  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 (not me, but my dad – I made him do it)
  30. Have a personal genealogy website (only my blog for now)
  31. Have found mention of an ancestor in an online newspaper archive (It wasn’t anything I expected to find, either…)
  32. Have tweeted during a genealogy lecture (yes, at the last UGA conference!)
  33. Have scanned your hardcopy genealogy files (I really need to do that…)
  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 (I didn’t upload it, really, I’ve just been using ancestry to build my tree and using their crude trees all this time – time to switch to RootsMagic)
  36. Own a netbook (just a small laptop – 14″)
  37. Use a computer/tablet/smartphone to take genealogy lecture notes (laptop for sure)
  38. Have a profile on LinkedIn that mentions your genealogy habit
  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 (I just don’t plan to go – it’s a little over my head. I’m pathetic, I know)
  45. Have listened to a Blogtalk radio session about genealogy (just tonight, even!)
  46. Use Dropbox, Evernote or other service to save documents in the cloud 
  47. Schedule regular email backups
  48. Have contributed to the Familysearch Wiki
  49. Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs (soooo need to do that…)
  50. Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format (I’d like to, for the Howe letters…)
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