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1Jul/111

Find My Ancestor App Available in App Store!

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I am happy to announce that there is now a Find My Ancestor App in the App Store! This is something I have wanted for quite some time and I have been working on it for quite a while.

Within the app, users are able to read the Find My Ancestor blog, make comments on each post, see how many users have viewed each post within the app, "heart" the post and let others know you enjoyed it and share the post with others through Facebook, Twitter and email.

All the videos on the Find My Ancestor YouTube Channel are available for viewing, commenting, liking and sharing with others. This feature will also help motivate me to get more tutorials, interviews and other movies out there on the YouTube Channel!

Just as many of you enjoy the Genealogy Wallpapers here on Find My Ancestor, the app has a few wallpapers you can download onto your iPhone and save as your Lock Screen, Home Screen or both!

You are also able to send comments and other feedback through the app. Whether you have a question, comment, or just want to send a picture of you doing your genealogy on the go, there is built in function directly within the app!

Currently this app is only available for iPhone users, but I am hoping to have the app also available for Android users. Keep an eye out for news when the app can be downloaded in the Android Market.

One of the best parts of the app is that it is FREE! So go ahead an download it for yourself today!

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Other Great iPhone Apps!

13Jun/110

Thank You Genealogy Vendors and GeneaBloggers

Last year when I attended the Jamboree I was given a GeneaBloggers Welcome Bag full of great stuff. This year, all the bloggers were welcomed again with more amazing gifts. First of all, thank you to all the vendors and individuals who provided us with these fun things. The donors this year include: A big thanks also goes to the Jamboree Welcome Bag Team which helped put the bags together and contact the vendors for their donations: I am excited to use these products and take advantage of the other great things offered in these bags. Thank you again to everyone who made the welcome bag and this weekend such a great success!  

21Apr/111

A Busy Week in Genealogy

This has been a very busy week and it seems like I have missed quite a few things going on in the genealogy community! As I have been going through my Google Reader reviewing all the things that have been happening I figured I am probably not the only one who has been running from place to place and is now just catching up on all blogs, press releases and numerous other things. Here are a few things I have found going on this week that I found interesting!
Federation of Genealogical Societies Radio Debut - My Society
April 20, 2011 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the debut of My Society, the first Internet radio show dedicated solely to genealogy societies. Broadcast weekly each Saturday at 1:00 pm Central, My Society will host discussions of genealogy society topics with a variety of guests including well-known genealogists and genealogy community leaders. This unique media outlet can be accessed at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mysociety. To read the full article, visit GeneaPress.com
Making Money in Genealogy?
There has been quite the talk lately in the genealogy community about making money doing genealogy. Whether you are a blogger, speaker or researcher this article by DearMYRTLE is a great one to check out. She also gives links to other blogger's posts about the topic.
FamilySearch is Adding Source Capabilities
On Saturday I attended the monthly Riverton Family History Seminar. I attended a great keynote presentation by Tim Cross of FamilySearch talking about of the new features that are coming to FamilySearch. One of the features that particularly stuck out to me was the ability to add sources to the FamilySearch Tree. When Tim mentioned this my first thought was "about time". FamilySearch has done such a great job incorporating Web 2.0 and other great features to their website in the last few years. The Ancestry Insider describes a little bit more about Tim's presentation and when we can [hopefully] expect to see these new features. Hopefully this weekend I will have more time to read more genealogy blogs, write a few more posts and get some personal genealogy time in there as well.

11Apr/111

Mobile Monday – More Mobile Friendly Blogs

A month or so ago I posted about making your blog "mobile friendly" for those viewing your blog on their mobile device. Those posts can be found here: Today I would like to feature some fellow bloggers who have made their blog mobile friendly for those like me who use my iPhone and iPad to read blogs quite often. If you have not yet made your blog mobile friendly, I recommend you do so. More and more people are using their mobile devices to surf the internet and read blogs. Making your blog mobile friendly will make it easier for visitors to read your content on your website.