PC Magazine Picks Best Genealogy Apps

PC Magazine has put together a list of the very best genealogy apps. How many of them do you use? Genealogists who aren’t currently using these apps might want to take a look at them. You’ve probably heard the saying: “There’s an app for that!” It is no surprise that there are plenty of apps that are designed with genealogists in mind. PC Magazine picked four genealogy apps that they consider to be the very best ones. They did a very detailed, descriptive, write up and review of those apps. If you want to read absolutely everything that PC Magazine … Continue reading

Interesting Baubles for Genealogists to Play With

Genealogists love working on family research, (even when it gets somewhat frustrating). Sometimes, though, it is good to take a break. Have some fun checking out these genealogy related “baubles”. They don’t come with a search engine, but they might be fun to play around with. I have decided to call this list of genealogy related fun items “baubles” for two reasons. One, I like that the word sounds like something from the past. When was the last time you heard someone use the word “baubles” in a sentence? The other reason I am calling these things “baubles” is because … Continue reading

Free Genealogy Apps for iPhone and iPad

There are tons of genealogy resources that are easily accessible as apps that you can put on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. This makes it extremely easy for genealogists to carry those resources with them as they travel to and from the library, courthouse, or other archive. You can even find some apps that are free to download and use. Ancestry is a FREE app that can be used on your iPhone or iPad. It has been created by Ancestry.com, and is designed to be used in conjunction with their website. Members of Ancestry.com can use this app to … Continue reading

Interesting Apps for Genealogists

The internet is filled with resources that genealogists will want to use. Ancestry.com might be the first website that comes to mind, due to it’s increasing popularity. Genealogists who are new to the internet, or who just got a smartphone or tablet device may not know about all the wonderful genealogy related apps that are out there. There are several genealogy related apps that are designed to be used on iPhones, iPods, iPads, or android devices. Some of them get updated from time to time, and others stay the same. Once you find a few you are interested in, you … Continue reading

RootsTech 2013 has a New “Developer Day”

RootsTech 2013 will be doing something brand new. They are having a “Developer Day”. It will take place on March 22, 2012. Genealogy and technology have combined in many ways, and RootsTech provides a collaborative environment for both genealogists and the developers of the technology that genealogists use. RootsTech 2013 is going to take place on March 21, March 22, and March 23 of 2013. This time, they are doing something that they have never done before. There will be a “Developer Day” held on March 22, 2012. It will include a series of presentations that will be of interest … Continue reading

“Getting Started” – Day Three of RootsTech 2013

“Getting Started” is a brand new track of presentations and workshops for beginning genealogists. This is a good way for beginning genealogists to jump into RootsTech and learn a lot about genealogy! Here is some of what to expect on Day Three of RootsTech 2013. RootsTech 2013 will take place on March 21, 22, and 23 of 2013. Each of the three days will have a whole lot going on, including special “Getting Started” presentations and workshops for beginning genealogists. If you are attending all three days, then you won’t miss a thing. However, if you are getting a 1-Day … Continue reading

How to Evaluate a Genealogy App Review

Genealogy and computer technology have become intertwined in many ways. There are plenty of genealogy apps out there. How can you tell a good one from one that isn’t as useful? Here are some tips about how to evaluate a genealogy app review. You just read a review about a new, shiny, interesting sounding, genealogy app. Before you make the purchase, or download an app that is free, there are some basic factors that you should consider. Taking the time to consider these factors could be the difference between finding a great genealogy app, and getting stuck with a genealogy … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of May 21, 2012

Each and every week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of podcasts that focus on a variety of genealogy related topics. This is where to find more episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. It is also where to find genealogy podcasts that are new to you. Genealogy Gems released an episode on May 19, 2012. This episode is called “Interview with Henry Louis Gates Jr on Finding Your Roots May 19, 2012”. In this episode, host Lisa Louise Cooke shares an interview she did with Henry Louis Gates Jr., who is the host of “Finding Your Roots … Continue reading

What is Android Genealogy?

Have you heard of a website called Android Genealogy? The strange name caught my attention. It is not a family tree for droids. Instead, it is a useful blog that tells information about interesting genealogy apps for genealogists who use Android devices. I happen to be a big fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The phrase “Android Genealogy” made me think of the character Lt. Commander Data. He is an android that was created by Dr. Noonian Soong, (who was a human). I guess you could say that Dr. Soong was Data’s father. Dr. Soong had an assistant named … Continue reading

Things Happening at the SCGS Jamboree – Day Three

The Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree will take place on June 8, June 9, and June 10 of 2012. There will also be a Pre-Event day on June 7, 2012. This one will be the forty-third annual SCGS Jamboree. There will be plenty of things happening on Day Three of the event. I picked out a few that I thought sounded really interesting. The SCGS has posted a schedule that shows you details about all of the things that will be happening on Day Three of the event. There could be changes to that schedule between now, and in June, … Continue reading