Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thomas MacEntee and The Tech Savvy Genealogists' Meme

Another great meme this time about genealogy and technology and originated by Jill Ball of Geniaus. Here's mine:

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?
  1. Own an Android or Windows tablet or an iPad
  2. Use a tablet or iPad for genealogy related purposes
  3. Have used Skype 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
  6. Have a Twitter account
  7. Tweet daily
  8. Have a genealogy blog
  9. Have more then one genealogy blog
  10. Have lectured/presented to a genealogy group on a technology topic
  11. Currently an active member of Genealogy Wise (Note: I am a member but not active)
  12. Have a Facebook Account
  13. Have connected with genealogists via Facebook
  14. Maintain a genealogy related Facebook Page (GeneaBloggers, FGS, ISGS, ISBGFH and about 10 others!)
  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 (several - some I'll never use but wanted to snag them)
  18. Post regularly to Google+ (I'm not a big fan of Google+ right now - the jury is still out in my mind)
  19. Have a blog listed on Geneabloggers
  20. Have transcribed/indexed records for FamilySearch or a similar project
  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 Web browser (since the first day Google Chrome was available!)
  28. Have participated in a genealogy webinar (I think so . . .LOL)
  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 (Follow over 2500 genealogy and technology blogs each day - read about 500 posts each day)
  35. Have uploaded a gedcom file to a site like Geni, MyHeritage or Ancestry (WikiTree at
  36. Own a netbook
  37. Use a computer/tablet/smartphone to take genealogy lecture notes
  38. Have a profile on LinkedIn that mentions your genealogy habit
  39. Have developed a genealogy software program, app or widget (It wasn't successful . . . well not yet)
  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 (An Official Blogger and Speaker for RootsTech 2012)
  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 (Use Backupify and Outlook 2010 archiving)
  48. Have contriibuted to the FamilySearch Research Wiki (yes and I'm trying to crowd source the concept with the genealogical societies!)
  49. Have scanned and tagged your genealogy photographs
  50. Have published a genealogy book in an online/digital format (Approaching the Lectern: How to Become a Genealogy Speaker on
© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee


Ellen Taylor said...

I'm not too bad for an old lady. :-) I love the list.

FamilySearch said...

What a great idea to get genealogical societies involved in wiki contributions. We would love to see that happening.

Janell said...

Hah, nice list, that is a lot of bold....! And thanks for the shout out to the Research Wiki #48. We love contributors. (and societies.) (and researchers too!) :)