Cool GenStuff – Friday 21 February 2014

Cool GenStuff

Today is Friday, 21 February 2014 and here are some recent finds and discoveries to help you hack genealogy!

What’s Up?

  • Leaving a Legacy: Have you made plans for your own genealogy research files and data once you pass away? Protect your work and ensure it endures – check out these recommendations from Amy Johnson Crow, Genealogy Content Manager at Things To Do Before You Donate Your Genealogy (via

New Apps, Features, Gadgets and Websites – Oh My!

  • – Cool but Creepy: Want to live forever? At least online? is a new site that allows you to create an “intelligent avatar” so you can become virtually immortal.
  • My Shoebox: My Shoebox – When you install a MyShoebox app on your computer, tablet or phone the app backs up your photos to the secure service. Your photos are encrypted during the transfer and while stored on the service. Only you can access your photos (unless you explicitly share them). MyShoebox uses AES-256 encryption to store your photos (via makeuseof).
  • ScissorsFly: ScissorsFly – is an online web clipper and scrapbook. You can make your own boards with things you find on the Internet, and then share those boards to the world. To collect things, you can crop parts of the screen, or use a giant pair of interactive scissors to cut the section out. (via makeuseof)

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