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Electronic Resources: Organize & Publish a Family Tree
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This course is designed to give students a wide view of genealogical organization systems available. Geared toward making a sound decision and investment in one’s genealogical software, this course will include cloud-based systems, online trees, desktop software, as well as a brief survey of alternative programs and systems for organizing and displaying genealogical research.


Course Content

Module 1
Overview & Review of Technology
 
Genealogical Software
• Platforms
• Online Search Capabilities & Integration
• Source Citations
• Website Creation
• Publishing Features
 
What is a GEDCOM File?
What is a Wiki?
What is “The Cloud?”
Decide Which is Right for You
Reviews
Glossary
Suggested Reading
 

Module 2
Genealogy Programs for Windows
 
Family Tree Maker 2019
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Legacy Family Tree Deluxe 9.0
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
RootsMagic 7
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Ancestral Quest 16
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Family Historian
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Glossary
Suggested Reading
 

Module 3
Genealogy Programs for Macintosh
 
Family Tree Maker 2019
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Reunion
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
MacFamilyTree
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Heredis 2021 Mac
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Gramps
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Running Windows on a Macintosh
Glossary
Suggested Reading
 

Module 4
Organizing Your Family Trees Online
Privacy Issues
Security Tips
 
Online Family Tree Websites
• Ancestry
• FamilySearch Family Tree
• WikiTree
• MyHeritage
• Geni
• Famberry
• TNG (The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding)
 
Glossary
Suggested Reading
 

Module 5
Genealogy Mobile Applications
 
Genealogical Software Companion Apps
• Family Tree Maker Connect
• Legacy Family Tree
• Ancestral Quest
• RootsMagic
• Reunion
• Heredis
• MacFamilyTree
 
Website Companion Apps
• Ancestry
• MyHeritage
• Find A Grave
• BillionGraves
 
Stand-Alone GEDCOM Viewer Apps
• FamViewer
• GedView
• Kinsmap
• GedTree Free
 
Miscellaneous Apps
• Dropbox
• Google Drive
• Evernote
• OneNote
 
Glossary
Suggested Reading
 

Module 6
Storing, Organizing, Analyzing & Displaying Research Programs
 
Cloud-Based Systems
• Backup Systems
• File Transfer Systems
• Timelines
• Mapping
• Note-Taking
• Mind Mapping
• Presenting Your Research
• Other Miscellaneous Programs
• Spreadsheets
 
Glossary
Suggested Reading
 
 

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