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Bumper Stickers for Genealogists

Sunday, 24 May 2009 | by Mark Tucker

Going along on a similar car train of thought as the genealogy license plates here and here, I created some sayings for genealogy-related bumper stickers.  As far as I know these are original creations:

  • My Fred is dead. Is yours?
  • My Cherokee princess ancestor is more documented than your Cherokee princess ancestor.
  • Researching your ancestors is a grave pastime.
  • Genealogy is so much fun people are dying to help you out.
  • Slow down; you could be my 3rd cousin twice removed.
  • Genealogists are strong; they break through brick walls.
  • Genealogy is all around. Just look at the evidence.
  • I’m tops on my ahnentafel!
  • No kidding! You are also President Obama’s fourth cousin once removed?
  • Mission Genealogical: microfilm is not just for spies.
  • Citing sources is so exciting.

As a genealogist or family historian, what would you want on a bumper sticker?

BONUS:

You know when you are driving behind a genealogist when …

… the SUV in front of you has the entire back window covered with white stick-people stickers to form a 4-generation pedigree chart.

 

NOTE: I created this post a few days ago while I was still on a roll with the license plates.  My plan was to post it on Tuesday after the holiday weekend.  Then along comes Randy Seaver with his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — Create a Bumper Sticker challenge so I’ve decided to post this now.  Technically it is now early Sunday morning (its just after midnight) but I have been working all night on an article for Digital Genealogist and just saw Randy’s post.  No time now to Photoshop bumper stickers, maybe another day.  Hopefully I can make up for it with quantity.

More Genealogy License Plates

Thursday, 21 May 2009 | by Mark Tucker

Here are some more license plates you might see for a genealogist.  Let me know if you have actually seen any of these or add your own creations to the comments.

  • 1COUSIN

  • 2NDSITE

  • ANCSTRY

  • BCG

  • BRKWALL

  • CEMETRY

  • CENSUS

  • CENXPRT

  • CG CGL

  • CGO

  • CITESRC

  • DAR

  • DEADFAM

  • DECEASD

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You Know you are Driving Behind a Genealogist when…

Thursday, 21 May 2009 | by Mark Tucker

ThinkGenealogy license plate

You know you are driving behind a genealogist or family historian when you see one of these license plates:

  1. GENCRZY

  2. GR8 KIN

  3. BK2ADAM

  4. LUV ESM

  5. 2XREMOV

  6. DEAD 4U

  7. GGG GMA

  8. RIN 1

  9. 16 GENS

  10. LUVEOGN

  11. 2B DEAD

  12. B M D

Genealogy of Pop Rocks

Thursday, 14 May 2009 | by Mark Tucker

Today I saw a tweet whose title began “genealogy of pop/rock music…”  Now with the sense of humor that I have, I immediately thought “genealogy of POP ROCKS”.  You remember those candies that fizz in your mouth?  My oldest son thinks that my sense of humor comes from Kaysville since that is where I grew up and that everyone from Kaysville has that same “strange” sense of humor.

Well, I couldn’t get the picture out of my head.  So I might as well preserve it on my blog and go get some sleep.  Go ahead and roll your eyes.  I would be surprised if you didn’t.

Genealogy of Pop Rocks

Better Online Citations Video – Text Only

Thursday, 14 May 2009 | by Mark Tucker

I’ve been immersed in technology for so long, that sometimes I forget that not everyone has a high-speed internet connection. Thanks A A Bowen for reminding me of that.  Below you will find the text of the video, A Better Way to Cite Online Sources, in script form.  Before I recorded the video of the PowerPoint and demo using Camtasia Studio 6, I wrote a script to get my thoughts together and try to be more concise. The text is likely not 100% of what was said on the video, but it is close.  That is why I am calling it a script instead of a transcript.

Between the script and the detailed description of the demo, you should be in a good position to answer the survey questions without the need to see the video.

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Dick Eastman Spreads the News about Online Source Citation Video

Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | by Mark Tucker

I would like to give Dick Eastman a big “Thank you” for blogging about the online citation video. It appeared in today’s post titled “Video Teaches Correct Citations of Online Sources.” I very much appreciate his willingness to spread the word on this important issue.

There is one point of clarification that I would like to make: although the technology exists today to do this type of “one click” citation it has not been implemented. What I showed was a prototype proving that it was possible. What needs to happen next is for online organizations (like Ancestry, FamilySearch, World Vital Records, Footnote, GenSeek, etc.) and genealogy software companies (like the makers of RootsMagic, Legacy, and Family Tree Maker) to agree on a file format and implement it. The online organizations would need to start providing a file with a download link for each source on their site and the genealogy database applications would need to support importing of the files. One could view the video as a tutorial of how things could be. That is precisely why it is so important to get the word out.

This is a grassroots effort from the genealogy community to let genealogy software and service providers know what we want. Citing sources is important to us. There are inconsistencies and other problems that need to be solved. Let’s find a way to get together and solve them. I am just one voice trying to spotlight an issue and provide a way for others to get their voices heard. We have had 200 respondents to the individual survey with
83% classifying themselves as non-professional genealogists.

Here are a few more statistics:

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