Many questions have been asked concerning the technology used in modern genealogy research. Although I am an amateur genealogist, I am also a professional graphic designer, educator and librarian -- and I am willing to share some of my knowledge and experience gained from years of working with computers and digital technology. I put together a set of helpful guides for doing such things as preserving old family photos and scanning them for use on the internet.
- Help Tip 1 Some tips for those just beginning their genealogy research.
- Help Tip 2 Preserving and storing old family photographs.
- Help Tip 3 Scanning photos to create digital images; creating and preserving digital videos.
- Help Tip 4 GEDCOM files; what they are and how to use them.
- Help Tip 5 Why do I need to use genealogy software?
- Help Tip 6 Beware of genealogy fraud . . .
- Help Tip 7 Beware of the Spam Filter . . .
- Help Tip 8 Recent changes in the RootsWeb guestbooks.
- Help Tip 9 Using the United States Census for genealogy research.
- Help Tip 10 How to use genetic genealogy (DNA results) in your family history research.
- Help Tip 11 Helpful forms for tracking your genealogy research.
- Help Tip 12 Social Networking and Genealogy.
- Help Tip 13 Soundex demystified.
- Help Tip 14 Proper use of evidence and source citations.
- Help Tip 15 Cloud Computing explained.
- Help Tip 16 Optical Character Recognition (OCR) text (as opposed to image) scanning explained.