Cool GenStuff – Friday 19 July 2013

Cool GenStuff

Today is Friday, 19 July 2013 and here are some recent finds and discoveries to help you hack genealogy!

What’s Up?

  • Free Ancestry.com Access! That’s right, this weekend through 21 July, the updated set of New England records is available for FREE! More details here.
  • RootsMagic: There’s a new release a new update for RootsMagic 6 users, version 6.3.0.0.  One exciting new feature is Problem Alerts to help you find errors or potential issues with your genealogy data.

Genealogy and Technology News

New Apps, Programs and Websites – Oh My!

Technology for Genealogy Group on Facebook

Visit the Technology for Genealogy on Facebook group for these new discussions:

  • Cloud Computing: Do you have any qualms about cloud storage sites getting hacked, corrupted or having the service shut down?
  • Dropbox: Do I still need to make backup copies of files?
  • Keyboard: I needed more light on my keyboard so I bought an “illuminated gamer’s keyboard” . . .
  • Smartphones: When you got your iPhone, did you go for the repair/replacement insurance plan?

©2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee

About the Author

Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.