Soon after posting the Genealogy Research Process map, I was contacted by Bob Coret about translating it into Dutch. Bob took charge of the entire effort and enlisted the help of the Family Tree Forum (Stamboom Forum). With the help of about 8 volunteers the map was translated, reviewed, and corrected. My part of the project was easy as I simply copied and pasted the translations and as needed reduced the font size to fit the longer words. The team did an excellent job and I want to congratulate them for their efforts. I hope the translated map will be very useful to you for many years.
For those who are interested in the technology side of genealogy and family history, check out the archived content from BYU’s 2008 Family History Technology Workshop. The workshop was divided into three sections:
- Human Interface
- FamilySearch Projects
- Automated Record Extraction & Linkage
Within each section were 3-4 presentations by both students and professionals that lasted about 20 minutes each. The archived content contains a paper for each topic and optionally the presentation slides. Twenty minutes is not a lot of time to present all the information that was contained in the paper so think of the presentation slides as a quick overview whereas the papers are more in depth.
- DNA Channel: Are You Smarter than a Grade School Genealogist? Episode 1 – Introduction to DNA
- How To Channel: 10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
We are having fun coming up with other ideas that we want to share in video.
Are You Smarter than a Grade School Genealogist?
Episode 1 – Introduction to DNA
Match your genealogy knowledge against a grade schooler to determine: Are You Smarter than a Grade School Genealogist? In this episode, Nathan, a 4th grader from Arizona introduces DNA for the genealogist.
A few days ago I created and posted to the internet my first genealogy video entitled: 10 Things Genealogy Software Should Do
Do you ever worry that your genealogy data will be lost? Is the backup process that you use too complicated? Have you ever wished you could access your documents and images from any computer with a web browser? Tired of taking your laptop with you to the FHL or FHC? Having difficulties keeping file updates synchronized across multiple computers? Do you need to share files between a Mac and a PC? Have you ever had a USB drive go bad right before a presentation? Do you have a need to access documents from a mobile device? Let me introduce you to a product that will solve these problems and put a smile on your face.