Genealogical Uses for QR Codes

Genealogical Uses for QR Codes

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: QR code usage – a variation on the current bar code / scanner technology – is slated for explosive growth in the United States over the next five years. Learn more about this technology and how it might be used in the genealogical community.

Description: Would you use a scanner on a gravestone to look up an ancestor’s life story? Would you look to a bar code on a document to download its source citation? All these applications and more are possible through the use of the developing QR code technologies.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live interaction using various websites and uses of QR codes).

Content: 4 page handout


  • What is a QR Code?
  • Current and Developing QR Code Uses
  • Technical Requirements
  • QR Code Readers
  • QR Code Applications for Genealogy
  • Glossary
  • Links

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