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.
“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.