The Easy Way to Copy Genealogy Data to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch
Genealogists using any of Apple's handheld computers or cell phones have a number of genealogy programs to choose from. I have written reviews in the past of FamViewer, MobileTree, Shrubs, GedView,... More > and other programs. These allow a genealogist to carry his or her entire database in a shirt pocket or purse at all times.
Most of these programs have two different methods of copying data from a desktop computer to the handheld. I would term these as (1.) the easy way and (2.) the hard way. I am a firm believer in using the easy way of accomplishing most any task.< Less
Never Save Original Photos in JPG Format!
JPG has become very popular in the past fifteen years and for very good reasons. Storing images in JPG format consumes much less disk space than many other file formats. That was very important some... More > years ago. However, as disk prices have plunged, the requirements for squeezing as much out of each kilobyte as possible have decreased.
As good as JPG is, we do need to keep in mind that it also has significant drawbacks. Primarily, the “advantage” of image compression is also a disadvantage.< Less
Best Online Backup Tools for Windows and Macintosh
Backups are important for any computer user but are doubly important for anyone who records information on a computer and wishes to preserve that information for years, perhaps for decades. That... More > description includes genealogists, historians, and many, many more people who care about their data. This article was written from a genealogist's viewpoint but should provide useful information for any computer user.< Less
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter - May 18, 2009
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter - Plus Edition - May 18, 2009 Edition. Articles include: (+) Restoring Damaged or Faded Photographs, (+) ALong Those Lines… by George G. Morgan: The Five... More > Types of Internet Resources, Report from Raleigh, EOGN Readers' Dinner in Raleigh, Ancestral Atlas adds GEDCOM Uploads, The Lives of Jefferson's Slaves Documented, The National Archive of Memorial Inscriptions, Search Immigration History at EllisIsland.org, and more.< Less