Cool GenStuff – Monday 29 July 2013

Cool GenStuff

Today is Monday, 29 July 2013 and here are some recent finds and discoveries to help you hack genealogy!

What’s Up?

  • How Geeky Are You?: So you think you are a tech geek? Take this fun test and then check your score.  Your blog host here at Hack Genealogy is proud of his 97% score!
  • “Kids Don’t Hate History, They Hate The Way We Teach It”: That’s according to this post at the HistoryTech blog. One quote which could easily apply to the way in which some genealogy lectures are also delivered: “Kids don’t hate history lectures. Not if it’s done in an engaging style with images and great questions and small groups and problems to solve. What they hate is required, graded outlined notes without context or purpose. They hate 45 minute monologues without a chance to ever interact with the content.”

Genealogy and Technology News

  • Online Education: According to VentureBeat’s new infographic, online education is listed as one of the seven fastest growing industries of 2013. The genealogy industry has already witnessed explosive growth in this area including webinars, Google hangouts, podcasts and live streaming.

New Apps, Programs and Websites – Oh My!

  • SmartphonesFindIt will search through all your emails and files on your phone quickly!

Technology for Genealogy Group on Facebook

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

  • iPad Apps: One member has created a great list of the best iPad apps for genealogy!
  • Scanning: What is the best file format for scanning images . . . PDF or JPG?
  • Tablets: Are there advantages getting a tablet computer even if you have a smartphone, a desktop computer and an e-reader?

©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.