Genealogy: The Future Is Now

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Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes (flexible)

Summary: Do you have trouble keeping up with technology, especially programs, apps and websites that other genealogists seem to be using these days? You’re not alone. After a quick review of how much has changed in the past 30 years, you’ll learn what’s hot, what’s now and how to prepare for the genealogy technology of the future.

Description: Participants will gain more than just an overview of current technologies used in genealogy; they’ll understand how to seek out new technologies and determine what works and doesn’t work for their own genealogical research.

Audience Level: Beginner.

Content: 8 pages.

Outline

  • Technology Past: Do You Remember . . . .?
  • 2014 Tech Trends for Genealogy
    • Tablets and Mobile Devices
    • DNA Testing
    • Big Data and Predictive Data
    • Privacy
    • Lifestreaming
    • Life Consolidation
    • Storytelling
    • Beacon Technology
    • Wearables
    • Handwriting Recognition
  • Future Proofing Genealogy

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