Thursday, April 30, 2009

Post Conference Work

Midge Frazel
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
It is often said that the work of genealogy is never done! After the NERGC conference, there is much 21st Century genealogy to be done. The social networking of genealogists is to be encouraged with the posting and tagging of photos, responding with thank-you's to those who spoke and email collaborations with those who mentioned intriguing ideas in sessions or in line waiting for breakfast.

Upon returning home, many decisions are to be made about the direction that professional genealogists are to make. I so love the gravestone work, that I am going to place a focus on that and work more on the technology side of genealogy.

I purchased RootsMagic 4 and am starting to learn it. I'm tired of the problems with Family Tree Maker (which I have used for many years) and using PAF {Personal Ancestral File] just doesn't seem good enough anymore. For a long time, I have posted my tree to and will continue to do so, exporting it frequently to GEDCOM and bringing it into a desktop application. The folks at RootsMagic have produced a quality product and I will be occasionally posting about how it will be helping me with my gravestone research.

New goals, new adventures....

1 comment:

Ginger Smith said...

Hi Midge, I am likewise considering switching from FTM to Roots Magic. I am curious as to how well the "on the go" version works. Please keep us informed.