Software

How did I get, keep and continue to use a smart cell phone absolutely free!?

How did I get, keep and continue to use a smart cell phone absolutely free!?

Amazon.com Widgets Shop Amazon – Get Up to 80% Back When You Sell Us Your Books The following is a guest post by CJB of Top Web Blog Tips. I now have a new smart cell phone – a Samsung Galaxy S3 – for FREE! Considering how important immediate access to all my data, online […]

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Microsoft Paint is becoming one of the simplest, most relied upon tools for my genealogy research.

Microsoft Paint is becoming one of the simplest, most relied upon tools for my genealogy research.

I am always exploring new software and online tools to simplify and streamline tasks related to my genealogy research and blogging. Previous posts have described old favorites such as ‘Photoscape‘, and all components of ‘My Ideal Setup…‘ in general. One program I have neglected to mention in the past is Microsoft Paint. It has been […]

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Mobile app for findagrave.com is available for free download.

Mobile app for findagrave.com is available for free download.

I’ve been a regular user of Ancestry.com for almost two decades, and for nearly as long I’ve been using the findagrave.com site to access information regarding the deaths and burials of our ancestors. Let me just say, the information on this site is user generated and therefore cannot be entirely trusted to be 100% accurate. […]

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RootsMagic 6 now automatically converts and formats old style and new style Quaker format dates.

RootsMagic 6 now automatically converts and formats old style and new style Quaker format dates.

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll have noticed that I’ve had my trials when looking for a software program that will handle, understand and convert Quaker dates (both old and new style) within the program. For the longest time now, up until recently, RootsMagic was the only software that […]

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My Ideal Setup for Genealogy Research

My Ideal Setup for Genealogy Research

Over fifteen years of genealogy research, I have added to, adjusted and tweaked my setup until I have achieved what I believe to be the ideal setup for genealogy research. In the Beginning When I started, I had only an early personal computer operating Windows 94 and Microsoft Office, a basic scanner, small black and […]

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How genealogy and computers can give low income, minorities, the disengaged, and our own kids basic tools to succeed.

How genealogy and computers can give low income, minorities, the disengaged, and our own kids basic tools to succeed.

I’ve posted in the past about my own experience with and belief in the pursuit of genealogy research as a tool to engage our kids in learning and their own education. This would not be possible without access to computers and the internet. We often hear how education is the key to work and financial […]

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My top 6 genealogy resolutions for the New Year of 2014.

My top 6 genealogy resolutions for the New Year of 2014.

Today marks the new year, as well as my fifteenth year researching our family’s genealogy. To mark this new year, I have decided to create a LIST of New Years resolutions I’d like to complete. And believe me, after all this time, there’s a lot that needs doing. Make a ‘New Year’ backup on an […]

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Give the gift of your genealogy research labours for Christmas.

Give the gift of your genealogy research labours for Christmas.

Here are some quick ideas I’ve collected for giving to family (and sometimes friends) from one’s own genealogy research this Christmas. Scrapbook. A couple of years ago I made one of these. Although inexpensive because I already had most of the scrapbooking supplies needed, it was very time  consuming. I included scanned documents, photos, quotes, […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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