Sunday, February 23, 2014

New Developments in Family History are Ongoing

I'm indebted to Genealogist/Author/Family History Service Missionary James Tanner for his prolific articles in the field of genealogy that help us stay informed of the rapid developments in Family History. Today and recently he offers these interesting and enlightening posts: 

1. "Obituaries and Online Databases" in Genealogy's Star

2. "I'm Getting Old Fast. What Can I Do About It?" in Genealogy's Star
This is a favorite to me because it was one of James Tanner's classes at the Family History Expo in Colorado Springs in August, 2013 that made me start thinking about what I'm going to do with all my research paperwork and resulting reports to pass it on to my only son. After visiting with my son, I decided I would need to scan everything and store it online for access to my descendants, as he can't drag home files, boxes, binders, and books and store them or make them available to future family members.

3. "A Quick Start to Photos and Stories to Family Search Family Tree" in Rejoice, and Be Exceeding Glad

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Every Family Has a Story

Each day's opening session at RootsTech 2014 started with the showing of an excellent 2+ minute video titled "Every Family Has a Story: Discover Yours". I encourage you to view it here:  http://youtu.be/wxuY1lzH4h0

Sunday, February 2, 2014

2014 Technology Trends for Genealogy

A couple of weeks ago Thomas MacEntee posted information on his GeneaBlogger blog about what he thought were developing trends in technology during 2014 that could apply to our genealogy. More details on each of these topics can be found at this link.
1. Tablets and Mobile Devices
2. DNA Testing
3. Big Data and Predictive Data
4. Privacy
5. Life Streaming
6. Life Consolidation
7. Storytelling
8. Beacon Technology
9. Wearables
10. Handwriting Recognition

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Watch RootsTech classes live

The Canon City Family History Center will be represented at the RootsTech 2014 Conference in Salt Lake City Feb 6-8 by Directors Ken and Lureen Orchard and by Larry and Becky Jamison. I highly recommend that you catch some of the classes that will be live-streamed on the RootsTech.org web site as they happen. Click this link to find the schedule and mark your calendar:
https://familysearch.org/blog/en/global-rootstech-conference-announces-free-online-broadcast-schedule/