Tech

This is a page of technical resources that I use for my genealogical research. Unless otherwise stated, I am not paid to promote any of these resources.

Ancestry

I’ve used Geni.com, FamilySearch, and Ancestry, and last year, I began a paid subscription to the Ancestry Canada site. Building a tree is easy and intuitive, and the site will use the information you provide to search its databases to provide research hints. See my post 10 Tips for more comments on using Ancestry.

Evernote

I moved to Evernote to capture and store research information once my downloads folder, screen caps, and printed files started getting out of hand. Evernote can capture web pages, PDFs, links, and anything you want to keep, in a searchable data format. I like the feature that allows me to isolate the excerpt I want and capture it without any of the other distracting page elements. You can try the free version to see if it fits your needs. I can’t live without it.

Tiny Scanner

I’ve recently discovered Tiny Scanner, and I’m blown away by the concept: use your phone to capture PDF-quality data. If this means I don’t have to buy a portable scanner, I am sold. Tiny Scanner is available for Apple and Android phones.

WordPress

I built this site on WordPress using the Button 2 theme. It’s my fourth WordPress site, and I’m starting to have fun with website building. Want to try it? Comments welcome!