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Review - Avery Printable Tabs

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Keeping organized during your genealogical research process is a must. When I started my personal genealogy research, I was not very organized and it bit me in the ass later on. There are still aspects of my personal research that I must go back and fix. I have many binders and...
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Back up Genealogy Data & Media life span!

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A few weeks ago I had my computer break down. Of course I panicked because I was in the middle of a bunch of work, but I could breath a little sigh of relief because I did have a backup of my working hard drive and data drives. It is still...
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Review: Wolverine Film - Digital Converter For Archiving Family Photos

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Along with many of you, I have tons of negatives that I would like to digitize. I have been taking photos for many years. I think I got my first camera when I was about 10 years old. I eventually moved on to 35mm and medium format cameras. When digital cameras...
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You can save to a card. Click the link to read more about it from Amazon's website, that should answer a lot of your questions.... Read More
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Sherlock at FGS/RootsTech 2015

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     Well, after a number of delays flying to Salt Lake City, Utah from Manchester NH, I finally arrived in Salt Lake City for the FGS/RootsTech conference on February 10th.      It was my hope to be able to make Blog posts while the events were happening, but along...
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RootsTech & FGS 2015

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Its that time of year again and I am headed to the RootTech genealogy conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. RootsTech is now the largest genealogy conference in the world and it is estimated that there will be well over 10,000 people in attendance. This year FGS is having its annual...
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TNG 10 Released

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The New & Improved version of The Next Generation (TNG) genealogy software was released yesterday as version 10. Darrin Lythgoe has done it again. Darrin has continued to improve his genealogy software for use on the web. All you need is a Web Host and the TNG software to get started....
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What is a Good Website Host?

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I have seen this question asked a number of times now on forums "What is a good host for a website?" I thought maybe now was a good time to post a blog about my host. There a multitude of options you have for a hosts to build your website,...
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Reunion 10 Released

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The long awaited release of Reunion 10 Genealogy Data management software for MAC finally was released last week. Most Reunion users love the platform, but had seen the need for some changes and upgrades and now it has finally happened. I have been a user of Reunion for many years...
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My Experience with Mocavo

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 What is Mocavo ? Mocavo has been available for over a year now. My first exposure to Mocavo was at Rootstech 2012 in Salt Lake City. Mocavo is a genealogy search engine that provides search results from genealogy specific websites. I took a look at Mocavo and its capabilities and...
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iPod Touch and iPad for Presentations - A Learning Experience

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Yesterday I saw a friends post on Facebook, that she had finally acquired all the need pieces and software to use her iPod touch and iPad to do a presentation at the Family History Center in Franklin, MA. She was going to the American-Canadian Genealogy Society (ACGS) in Manchester, NH to...
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Going to the dark side would be like going to a PC after being a MAC owner all my life. NEVER! I do not ever think you would hear ... Read More
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Rootstech 2012 ends with Dinner with Dick Eastman

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It has been a wonderfully informational packed few days here at Rootstech and I have experienced a genealogical conference like no other. It is sad to see it go, but it leaves me looking forward to Rootstech 2013. I would not be surprised if next year they beat the attendance...
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Rootstech soon to begin, over 4,000 people!

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WOW I was looking around the Expo Hall just after registration. Everyone was scrambling to set up for the start of the conference. Chairs are all set up for the Opening and Keynote speaker. It was like looking at a field of chairs, and the technology that is set up...
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Rootstech 2012

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Rootstech is coming up next week. This Conference is a new type of conference to bring together technology and genealogists. During the 3 days of this event there are over 130 sessions to select from. I am overwhelmed by the selection. Narrowing down my choices is not going to be...
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Review - The Ultimate Laptop Stand

dsc06377How is a portable laptop desk a great tool for the genealogist? Many of us doing genealogy research, work at strange hours and places and the portable laptop desk gives us the ability to be more flexible where and how we work. One of the gifts I received for Christmas has proven invaluable and now I would not want to do without it.

The most common use I have for the laptop stand is right on the desk. The position I have it set at in this photo allows for better positioning of the hands for typing. The rubber bar across the front gives a comfortable place to rest the wrist and hands. (No, my desk is not normally this clean!)

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Digital Camera Technology - Sony DSC-HX7V

dsc04601hx7vI was looking for a new digital camera to take with me on my upcoming research / vacation trip to Poland for 2 months. I will be at repositories and churches and graveyards, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get a digital camera that has a Geo-tagging function. After shopping around I purchased the 16.2 MP Sony DSC-HX7V. 

Being a previous Sony owner, it was relatively easy to maneuver through the menus. I was amazed at all the features... HD video, 3D photography (viewable on 3D TVs), Auto panorama photography, GPS & compass function & the list goes on. The unit is light and feels very sturdy, the back display is easy to see in the sunlight. 

This camera is going to be the perfect match for a genealogist. I will be able to mark the latitude and longitude of those gravestones I find. Never again will I return from touring and wonder where I was when that photo was taken. 

Mix this with Google maps tools and the world belongs to me!
 

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 T he long awaited day has arrived. The series of books that are guides to researching docments in other languages is complete. For awhile now, the translation guide books for Polish, Latin & Russ...

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