Week #14: Talk about the different types of technology you use in your genealogy research. Whether it’s a new search engine, a special application, or anything else “2.0,” let readers know what you’re working with, and how it’s working for you.
I guess I am your stereotypical "pyjama genealogist", I 'm wearing them right now! I rarely go out of the house to do my genealogy research. I have gone to libraries, but my local library only has local family histories, so I do most of my research online.
I don't have stacks of files, I started out printing everything out but soon found it easier and less expensive to put it on disks or USB drives. I have copies of all my research on two computers, desktop and laptop, on two USB drives and an external drive. If I want anything printed out, I have a wireless priter and a wireless PSC.
My office is my livingroom, I use my laptop most of the time, sit on the couch with a coffee and get comfortable. I'm usually on early in the day, checking email, posting on my groups, reading blogs, while I babysit my grandson. I can't do too much research while he's here, I'm up and down every few minutes with him. I usuall spend some time in the afternoon doing research, when it's quiet. I have an online Notebook where I am sorting out and storing all of my documents and images. If I'm on late at night, I am usually uploading source files to my Notebook while I'm watching TV, which is a tedious process and doesn't take much attention, or catching up with my cousin, who lives on the west coast.
I use Rootsmagic-To-Go and carry my USB drive with me, at all times, along with my camera. I can enter data right into the program wherever there is a computer.
As for websites, I have a Rootsmagic website, a family website, a reunion website, personal website, Tribal Pages website, five group sites (manager), a genealogy blog, personal blog, I am on Facebook and use Twitter.
I also have quite a collection of antique source books, in PDF form that I reference often. I buy source books as well when I can. I have a subscription to Ancestry.ca and have a tree there as well.
I do enjoy going out to photograph gravestones, visit museums, Forts, historically significant areas around the province.
I am not a genealogist, I don't profess to be, I am not interested in making a career out of it, I do it for my own satisfaction, to learn more about my ancestors and share what I've learned with those who are interested.
Welcome to my family history blog. Finding more about my family's history is very rewarding as well as being interesting and educational.
I created this blog to share my thoughts, experiences, tips and resources in my search for my ancestors' history and maybe, help you in your research as well. I am particularly interested in the history of Upper Canada and the Loyalist period in history.
My Carnival Blogs
- Black Sheep Canadian Ancestors - The Quaker Loyalist Turncoats
- Cabinet of Curiosities #15 - What Did I Dig Up?
- Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture # 12 - Letter From Ireland
- COG # 68 - A Tribute to Women - Sarah Haines, UEL
- COG # 69 - What If...The British Won the Revolutionary War?
- COG #71-Local History - The Tomato Capital of Canada - Leamington, Ontario
- COG #73 - The Good Earth - Vege-Land
- COG #75- Justice and Independence - The Loyalists Viewpoint
- COG #76 - My Favouriite Summer Vacation
- COG #77 - Disasters - God's Wrath
- COG #81 - A Short But Full Life
- Smile for the Camera #11 - Brothers and Sisters
- Smile for the Camera #12 - Noble Life - Rev. T. Neil Libby
- Smile For The Camera #15 - They Worked Hard For The Family
- Smile for the Camera - All Creatures Great and Small
My Daily Blog Theme Posts & SNGF with Randy
- Follow Friday - Cape Cod Gravestones
- Follow Friday - Destination: Austin Family
- Follow Friday - Tribal Pages
- Follow Friday - Viviti For Versatile Blogging
- Madness Monday - 10 Questions
- Madness Monday - I'm Realy Connnected To My Parents
- Madness Monday - Nettie Kennedy
- Saturday Night Fun - My Grandmother's Ancestors
- Saturday Night Fun - Poetry
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ahnentafel Roulette
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - All My Grgrgrandparents
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Family Increases
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - My All-Time Favourite Song
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Surname Distribution
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Nicest Things
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Tricks And Treats
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Luck!
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Where were they in 1909?
- Surname Saturday - Small, Smalle, Smalley
- Tombstone Tuesday - Col. John Butler Family Buryng Grounds
- Tombstone Tuesday - Doan's Ridge Cemetery
- Tombstone Tuesday - My German Ancestry
- Tombstone Tuesday - Tecumseh
- Tombstone Tuesday - The Family Plot
- Tombstone Tuesday,Happy Birthday Great-grampa John Haines
- Wordless Wednesday - Alexander Taylor
- Wordless Wednesday - Elizabeth Simcoe
- Wordless Wednesday - Global Warming???
- Wordless Wednesday - Happy Anniversary!
- Wordless Wednesday - Jane Fairbairn Kendrick
- Wordless Wednesday - My Gardens
- Wordless Wednesday - Niagara region, Ontario, Canada
- Wordless Wednesday - On The Island
- Wordless Wednesday - The George Fairbairn Family
- Wordless Wednesday - The Taylors of Essex County
- Wordless Wednesday - Touring the Settler's Village, Bobcaygeon, Ontario