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My Family History Toolbox: An Illustrated Guide to Cutting Edge Technology to Help You Discover Your Family Tree and Story, Second Edition

If you have ever looked through Crash Course in Family History or any other of Paul Larsen’s books, then you are probably aware of how colorful easy to follow his books are. Keeping with his unique style, Larsen has just released My Family History Toolbox: An Illustrated Guide to Cutting Edge Technology to Help You […]

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Google Glass Price Expected To Be $600

The following excerpt is from an article by Adnan Farooqui on 01/02/2014 on ubergizmo.com There has been a lot of speculation about Google Glass and when the company is finally going to open it up to the public. The first wave of Glass units were offered for sale to select “Explorers.” Over the past year […]

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Evernote for Windows for Genealogists

Evernote has quickly become a very popular tech tool among genealogists. Likewise, laminated guides have also become popular among family historians looking for solid reference materials to assist in a variety of research tasks. Given both statements, it was only time before someone created an Evernote guide for genealogical application. And, who better to write […]

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Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse

Years ago, I taught a class on technology for genealogists. In this class I discussed the value of new technologies for genealogists, like those new USB thumb drives, some having as much as 256MB or memory, if you could pay for such. During these classes at genealogical events, I would discuss with the group new […]

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Prepare for Genealogy Glogging Sometime Later This Year or in 2014

Google Glass is to be introduced to the public later this year or in 2014. One of the uses you can count on will be Glogging – the use of Goodle Glass to blog, or vlog, as the case may be. Google Glass is integrated with Google+, and video footage, and/or images taken using it […]

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Hack Genealogy: A New Genealogy and Technology Resource

The following news release was received from Thomas MacEntee: HACK GENEALOGY: A NEW GENEALOGY ANd TECHNOLOGy RESOURCE Repurposing today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy 17 July 2013 – Chicago, IL. Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee announces the debut of Hack Genealogy, a new resource for the genealogy industry and the growing community of genealogy and […]

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Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse

Years ago, I taught a class on technology for genealogists. In this class I discussed the value of new technologies for genealogists, like those new USB thumb drives, some having as much as 256MB or memory, if you could pay for such. During these classes at genealogical events, I would discuss with the group new […]

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Family History Tech Toolbox

Family History Tech Toolbox: Cutting-Edge Tools to Make Your Family History Research Easier, Faster, and More Fun is not just a long title; rather, it is an apt description for this eBook by Paul Larsen. The book is a fully-illustrated, easy-to-learn guide to the tech tools and gadgets family historians want and need. From basic […]

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Digital Images: Scanning, Editing, and Preserving Your Photos

Last week we looked at a great webinar on CD from our own Leland Meitzler: Chasing Women: Finding Your Female Ancestors. This webinar is just one of many great webinars available from Legacy Family Tree. Their series of webinars, presented by professional genealogists, provide expert advice on areas from traditional genealogical research to make use […]

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Digital Images: Scanning, Editing, and Preserving Your Photos

Even though some technologies may become widely used, changes in those technologies require constant learning and adaptation. Sometimes, people just don’t need a certain technology when it becomes available, but later find a use for it. For others, we sometimes just forget how to do something and need a refresher. Having a resource, a guide, […]

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Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse

Years ago, I taught a class on technology for genealogists. In this class I discussed the value of new technologies for genealogists, like those new USB thumb drives, some having as much as 256MB or memory, if you could pay for such. During these classes at genealogical events, I would discuss with the group new […]

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Ancestry.com Acquires 1000memories

The following news release was received from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry.com: 1000memories’ Online Photo Digitizing Technology Brings New Sharing Capabilities to Ancestry.com Users (PROVO, Utah) – Oct. 3, 2012 – Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOM), the world’s largest online family history resource, announced today it has acquired 1000memories Inc., the San Francisco-based startup that has been […]

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My Heritage’s New Technology

The following is a Press Release from New Heritage: MyHeritage releases breakthrough Record Matching technology for family history Discoveries made easy: Millions of MyHeritage users to automatically receive relevant newspaper clippings and historical records, adding color to their family history PROVO, Utah & LONDON & TEL AVIV, Israel – September 19, 2012: MyHeritage, the world’s […]

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Backing Up Your Genealogy Data

One of the worst feelings a person can experience is when their computer crashes and they realize they don’t have a backup of their data. I have gone through this myself. Worse, I have had to deliver the bad news to others who have asked me to fix their computer and all I can tell […]

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Family History Power Tools

I took the following quote from a book review I did back in September, 2011: “Crash Course in Family History, 4th edition, is the ultimate blend of utility and beauty. This colorfully-illustrated and artistically-designed book is as eye catching as it is useful. With this 2010, forth edition, author Paul Larsen has listened to what […]

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