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How 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!)
I 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!