Friday, February 24, 2012

Technical advice for the Genealogist and Family Historian







Do you struggle with learning how to use the latest gadget, a new application or what to look for when having to buy a new camera or scanner? Are you struggling with figuring out how to best take care of the artifacts that you just inherited?

Many struggle with these and other questions as they incorporate new methods and ways to do their family history research. The landscape of new applications, websites, and databases is constantly changing and while most are helpful and will make your research easier there is often a learning curve that comes along with it.

Along with the influx of these new tools, equipment continues to improve and become faster and/or smaller. At some point you are going to want to purchase a better camera, scanner, computer, GPS, printer or perhaps a storage device to keep all the precious memories and research that is now in digital form.

To help with these situations and much more, FamilySearch TechTips is available for discovering the answers to technology in connection with the needs of genealogists and family historians. The main link is currently at the lower half of the screen under Learn but there is so much information there to help anyone.

It is broken into four categories: 1) How To's and Tips, 2) Learn About, 3) Apps and Tools, and 4) Learn How to Buy. Each category breaks down again to encompass the whole category as follows:


As you can see there are many topics covered to handle many of the unique situations that genealogists and family historians find regularly. Each area opens up to a number of articles on that subject matter. This site is built and supported by the community. All the authors share their expertise to help solve some of the technical issues faced often on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis.

To help with keeping up, you can add this to an RSS feed or follow TechTips on Twitter. Take some time to investigate this great resource, add your comments and if you feel you have some tips you's like to share,  just click the Become a Contributor and follow the prompts to join the community!

Comments and Suggestions are always welcomed!

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Claire (*)
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