Today is Monday, 9 September 2013 and here are some recent finds and discoveries to help you hack genealogy!
- Ancestry/FamilySearch Alliance: Many readers have had questions about last week’s announcement about Ancestry.com and FamilySearch working together over the next five years to bring over 1 Billion records online. See FamilySearch & Ancestry Partnership Frequently Asked Questions for some answers.
- Timelines: A very creative way to hack genealogy – and colorful too! Using City Directories to Create a Timeline.
- Computer Problems?: Some great tips here when you start hearing and seeing strange stuff on your computer . . . 10 Signs Your Computer Is Going To Crash & What To Do (via makeuseof).
- WordPress: If you thought WordPress was just for creating a blog . . . 8 Unusual and Surprising Uses for WordPress (via makeuseof).
New Apps, Features and Websites – Oh My!
- Cloud Computing: Azendoo lets you work with your Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and Box data all in one place.
- Gadgets: 4 low-cost gadgets for the family historian (via Consumer Reports).
- Google Reader: Another possible replacement – MnmlRdr.
- Photo editing: A new, free, easy-to-use photo editor called Picadilo.
- Word Clouds: 3 Web-Based Tools that Generate Awesome Tag Clouds (via makeuseof).
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