What I Do/Use (Genealogy Meme)

My Pretty Purple Tools!

The original meme may have been around the Web for awhile, but Thomas MacEntee adapted What I Do for those of us with a keen interest in genealogy.

This is a fairly comprehensive list of the things I use to research, record, and publish my family history.

* Hardware: Dell Studio 1558 Laptop Intel Core i5-430M 2.26GHz with Windows 7 and loads of other amazing features.

(Without my computer god husband keeping our network going I wouldn't be able to accomplish much. Thanks, Honey!)

* External storage: Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 750 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

* Backup: Western Digital My Book World Edition II - 4 TB (2 x 2 TB) Network Attached Storage

* Firewall: Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

* Virus protection: Webroot Anti-Virus w/Spy Sweeper

* Spyware: see virus protection

* File cleaner: Disk Cleanup

* Printer: Dell V725w Wireless All In One Inkjet Printer 

* Camera: Olympus SP510UZ but mostly my iPhone

* Phone:  iPhone 5 16GB

* Mobile media: 64 GB iPod touch 4th generation

* Music player: see mobile media

* Car audio: the amazing system that came with our vehicle - AM/FM, CD, cassette. I use a Belkin iPod Mobile Cassette Adapter and Belkin TuneBase FM to play music and videos (while charging) from my iPod touch.

* eBook Reader: iPod touch (Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and Overdrive apps)

* Browser: Firefox v. 20.0.1 and Chrome v. 27.0

* Blog: Blogger (one public, one private)

* RSS: Protopage

* FTP: no longer needed (using Blogger)

* Text editor: Dida

* Graphics: Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3

* Screen capture: using what I have - Prnt Scrn and paste into PaintShop Pro

* Social media: Geni, Flickr, YouTube

* Social bookmarking: Diigo

* Social profile: Facebook and Google+

* URL shortener: bit.ly

* Office suite: Microsoft Office 2010 and Google Drive

* E-mail: Gmail (primary) and Ymail (for Yahoo! services)

* Calendar: Google (family), iPhone (personal), and RootsMagic (genealogy) calendars

* Accounting: multi-column pad (all I really need)

* Web conferencing: Skype or Google Video Chat

* PDF generator: anyone know of a free (or reasonably priced) PDF converter that does web pages?

* Genealogy database: RootsMagic 4 (PC) and To-Go. Shrubs app on my iPod.

* Genealogy tools/sites: Fold3, Family Search Labs, Find A Grave, online perpetual calendar, online county directory, online birth date calculator, character map, Notepad, Word, Dida, PaintShop Pro, RootsMagic

* Other tech stuff: BookCollector software (for PC and iOS) for of all the books I read/own, including my history and genealogy books.

*updated 04/28/2013


Anonymous said…
Have you tried All My Books for managing your book collection? They also has a great app for movies.