You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools


Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Have you ever wondered if you’re missing out on how some genealogists are using tools such as Evernote, Microsoft Word or Excel, Google and more? Learn what’s hot in the world of apps and websites and how you can start using them!

Description: We’ll review a group of familiar apps and websites that are being used in creative ways by the genealogy community. You’ll also learn how to think “outside the margins” and start repurposing other apps and sites for your genealogy research.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live websites and resources).

Content: 4 page handout


  • Need Drives Discovery: Why Genealogists Seek New Tools
  • Review: Creative Uses for Basic Apps and Websites
  • Taking it Up a Notch: Leveraging the Not-So-Obvious Tools for Genealogy
  • Genealogy Tool Curators and How To Think Like One
  • Sharing Your Finds
  • Glossary
  • Links

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