Sharing Genealogy Electronically – A Webinar Review

19 July 2011 Technology

I recently watched the recorded version of Legacy’s Sharing Genealogy Electronically webinar, presented by Geoff Rasmussen.  The Legacy Online Store describes this webinar as: Sharing Genealogy Electronically. Join Legacy Family Tree’s Geoff Rasmussen as he presents a live workshop to both 1) the West Valley Genealogical Society in Youngtown, Arizona and 2) to a live […]

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Where does the time go?

21 February 2011 And More

Back in November, I decided I wanted to track the time I spent on various genealogy projects.  One reason for this was to be able to better plan my monthly to-do lists (I have a tendency to overbook myself).  I knew I wanted a web-based system (preferably one that was free).  There are several available, […]

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What I Do – Technology for Genealogy Research

8 July 2010 Technology

Thomas MacEntee over at GeneaBloggers has a meme called What I Do. Thomas says: you basically list what you use in terms of technology to either run your genealogy business or pursue your family history as a hobby. Here’s my list: * Hardware:  Dell Inspiron I1720 laptop * External storage: a couple of 4mg flash […]

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Using Evernote for Genealogy

24 June 2010 Technology

I‘ve been using Evernote for a little over a week now and I love it.  I wanted to share what I like about it, how I’m using it and, hopefully, gets tips from others. As a brief overview for those who are unfamiliar with Evernote, it is a note-organizing software program.  There are desktop versions, […]

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Online Family Trees: What are your search results?

6 June 2010 Research

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings wrote an interesting post last week about Google results when searching for names from your own trees.  He searched one one of his names combined with a location, using various search types and reported out the top results.  I decided to give it a try with my own search results. I have an Ancestry […]

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A Makeover for Tonia’s Roots

3 June 2010 And More

Regular visitors may have noticed that Tonia’s Roots got a new look today!  I hope you like it as much as I do. Reasons for Redesigning Although I really liked the old look, I was getting somewhat tired of it. The footnote plug-in that I use was not playing well with the old theme and […]

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Browsing Surnames Here at Tonia’s Roots

3 January 2010 Research

The software that I use to run the genealogy portion of this website (the excellent TNG), is fairly intuitive, but sometimes it helps to have instructions.  All the genealogy data can be found by on the “Family Tree” tab and these instructions apply only to that section of the website. The most common question people […]

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“Family Tree” Overview

10 November 2009 Research

The “Family Tree” tab (above) contains a database of all my genealogy research.  I thought it would be helpful to provide a navigational overview. The Genealogy Menu is visible in the sidebar whenever you are in the “Family Tree” section.  It contains links to: Surnames includes a list of the top 30 surnames in the […]

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Photoshopping Headstones

7 August 2009 Technology

The fabulous Lisa Louise Cooke, of the Genealogy Gems podcast, has an article in the September 2009 edition of Family Tree Magazine about transforming gravestones with photo-editing software to bring out the unreadable details.  I admit, I was skeptical about how much improvement could really be made. However, I had a couple of photos from […]

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Favorite Genealogy Websites

24 July 2009 Technology

These are my top ten favorite websites for genealogy research (I have not included blogs – they will be the subject of another post).   Most are big sites, whether commercial, government, or volunteer-supported, but a few are personal sites that have been particularly helpful in my own research. Ancestry.  The census records alone make the […]

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