Technology brings Portability to the Genealogist and the Family Historian

February 25, 2013  - by 

Sitting in an airplane, bus or on a train, standing in line at a grocery store, being in an ancestral cemetery, a chance encounter with a relative and/or a cancelled appointment opening up unexpected research time when not at home are all possibilities encountered by genealogists and family historians more often than not in 2013.

Often, each of the above situations  happens when one does not have their genealogical data with them creating the possibility of a lost opportunity to share family information with that other individual or the ability to do ancestral research.

Enter technology to the rescue of these and many other situations one may find themselves in when their family information is needed at their fingertips with or with out an internet connection. Taking a few steps will provide access to the information already gathered in your research and make it readily available when needed either on your  tablet or smart phone.

Learn how here:

Invitation: Please share your comments of how you’ve put your genealogical data on your particular type of tablet both with and/or without the internet for all to learn!



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  1. Lack of mobility and a shake hand to write:
    From one location, have spent the last year recording data: some family records; phone calls to distant cousins; subscription to for record access and storage.
    Family for my deceased husband and myself.
    Over 7,000 people. Hope this will pass to my decendents in the future.

    1. Mildred, Sounds like you have quite a legacy to leave those you love. I have a friend that recently added a section in their will of where the genealogy and family history information should go along with a specific person. I have to agree, it is important to assure one’s descendants have a knowledge of their ancestors and your diligent work will do that for sure!

  2. Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It if truth be told was once a leisure account it. Look complex to far introduced agreeable from you! By the way, how could we be in contact?