Internet Killed the Family History Star – How Technology Has Changed the Face of Genealogy

Internet Killed the Family History Star - How Technology Has Changed the Face of Genealogy

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Learn how to stay on top of technology while still keeping one foot in the world of the tried and true methodologies.

Description:  Are the days of microfilm readers, books, and newsletter queries as they relate to genealogy really gone? Has technology improved how we find our ancestors or has it become a hindrance? The modern family historian must stay on top of what the most useful technologies are for genealogy research as well as telling the family history and stories.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live websites and resources).

Content: 4 page handout

Outline

  • Is the Family History Star Fading?
  • Why Technology Changes
  • Tips for Dealing with Technology
  • The Family History Star Is Alive and Well . . .
  • Glossary
  • Resource List

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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