What I do

Thomas McEntee started a new meme and has asked us GeneaBloggers to post:

A list  showing what you use in terms of technology to either run your genealogy business or pursue your family history as a hobby.

Thomas asks and states: "Why is this important?  Very often – especially if you work at home like me – we operate in a vacuum.  We have no idea what other people are using unless they mention it in an email or a blog post.  Or we have to ask for a recommendation."

Thomas has a great idea here and I have chosen to participate, so here is my list!

* Hardware: Sony Vaio,  Windows 7 ~ 17 in screen,  HP laptop with XP
* External storage: Seagate portable hard drive
* Online storage: Picassa
* Backup: CD's, Carbonite, Seagate
* Firewall: Kapersky
* Virus protection: Kapersky
* Spyware: Kapersky
* File cleaner: none
* Printer: HP 3750 All in One Printer
* Phone: Blackberry
* Mobile media: my phone
* Music player: Ipod
* Car audio: radio, CD player
* eBook Reader: none, prefer real books
* Browser: Google Chrome, Mozilla
* Blog: Blogger
* RSS: Google Reader
* Text editor: Microsoft Word 2003
* Graphics: Adobe  Elements Photoshop/Picassa
* Screen capture: Print Screen and paste
* Social media: Facebook, Twitter via TweetDeck, Linkedin, Genealogy Wise
* Social bookmarking: none
* Social profile: A little bit here and there.
* URL shortener: only what TweetDeck uses
* Office suite: Microsoft Office
* E-mail: Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast
* Calendar: Use a regular wall calender so hubby can see what I have going on.
* Accounting: Do not do this online anymore
* PDF generator: Adobe Acrobat
* Genealogy database: Family Tree 09, Roots Magic and about to try Legacy
* Genealogy tools: Ancestry, Library online, free online genealogy sites, tape recorder, jump drives, etc.
* Other tech stuff: Nikon D60 Digital Camera, Looking forward to trying AniMap from Legacy

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!

Copyright © 2010 By Cheryl Palmer


  1. Just had to comment on the "prefer real books" - I have literally thousands of books...I LOVE books! I therefore shied away from e-readers for years. A little over a month ago I finally took the plunge and bought a Kindle - and I adore it!! It doesn't mean I don't still love my books - but I really love my Kindle. I have EE on it also things like all of Jane Austen etc - now I can take more books with me when I travel. :-)

  2. Hi DianaR, Ok, so now you have me thinking. I always thought is would be more convenient to have a Kindle, there is no denying that. Hum, at this point I am thinking I might like a new all in one printer...but I have a b'day coming up before to long! Thank you for commenting and getting me thinking!


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