Ever wish you could find all the news on upcoming genealogy conferences in one place? Well now you can! This little site promises to be “a website designed to compile all genealogy and family history related conferences in one place.”
Visit the Conference Keepers website.
It has been a long time since this poor little blog has been posted to. Joan Miller started it (with much enthusiasm, I might add) and when she became ill she asked me to “temporarily” take it over for her.
I think we all had high expectations that she would return to the task in time, but it was not to be.
Sadly, Joan passed away on 4 January 2013 after a brave battle. You may read her obituary, here. Her cheery smile will be missed.
There is no way I can fill Joan’s capable shoes in the care of this blog but I will give it my best shot. Any ideas for content can be messaged to me in the comments section – and thanks!
Did you know the Alberta Family Histories Society has a Facebook presence? A Twitter account? Google+ and Youtube?
Well, we do! You should check them us out. Here are links to our pages:
And join the discussion on our RootsWeb mailing list. Stay up to date on happenings, queries and other valuable information. You can even contribute your own questions and information! Sign up here.
If you are thinking about attending the Find Your Tree in the Forest conference in April, you still have time to get in on the Early Bird Special!
Register by March 15 for a discount. Visit the official website for more details.
Quick Reference (QR) codes, those little squares with digital-looking maze-like patterns in them, are popping up in more and more places these days. Now genealogists are finding they can use them to share a lot of information in very small spaces.
Just scan the code with your smartphone and you are taken to a site with more information. If, for instance, the QR code is on a headstone, you may be presented with stories and images of that person’s life. If the QR code is on a business card, you may instantly be taken to a website.
GeneaBloggers‘ Thomas MacEntee recently gave a talk called Genealogical Uses for QR Codes at RootsTech in Salt Lake City. An article on deseretnews.com says:
“Some of the genealogical uses MacEntee identified for QR Codes are linking to family trees, providing citation information at the bottom of a document and for referring people to particular pages in research databases.”
For more on Thomas’ presentation: QR Codes can ‘expand the experience’ of genealogists
For more about QR codes and a good image, read Wikipedia’s article.