The Tech-Savvy Genealogist

Geniaus created The Tech-Savvy Genealogist Meme, I borrowed it from Genea-Musings. This one is more up my alley since I've been involved in technology since I was a little boy. The list should be annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you … [Read more...]

How to Find Purchased Land

I thought I would write a post on how to convert one of your ancestor's Land Records into an actual physical location. Right now, I only have the information on how to do this in Wisconsin with the resources that they have available. Other states may have these items available too. Your mileage may … [Read more...]

What I Do

From The meme is called "What I Do" and you basically list what you use in terms of technology to either run your genealogy business or pursue your family history as a hobby. Why is this important?  Very often we operate in a vacuum.  We have no idea what other people are using … [Read more...]

Oooh, Shiny..

UPDATE 5/24/12: This specific widget is no longer being used on my new template, though I am working on something similar. I had some crazy idea earlier this week on something I wanted to develop for the site. I thought, what if people were able to hover over links that I have to my family tree … [Read more...]

Family Tree Overhaul

I recently re-installed the Family Tree area of my website. You won't really notice anything different, but I had to do some back-end stuff. It's been awhile since I had originally installed the site, so it became pretty confusing. A clean install is much nicer. But, along with this new install, … [Read more...]

Professional Resources

Today I was browsing some of the professional genealogy society-type websites. I hope to one day become certified in some sort of genealogy-related area. I know that I'll enjoy doing genealogy for the rest of my life and hopefully I'll be able to help others. The first one I came to was Board for … [Read more...]

Installing Your Own Family Tree

You've been doing all of this work on your family tree in your software of choice like Rootsmagic or Family Tree Maker. You're in contact with some people via the Internet about different people and generations in your tree. You find it annoying that you need to type the information into emails and … [Read more...]