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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
Note about Web Addresses
Websites
Introduction
 
Genealogical Software
• Platforms
• Online Search Capabilities and 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
Conclusion
Glossary
Suggested Reading
 

Module 2
Genealogy Programs for Windows
Websites
Introduction
 
Family Tree Maker 2014
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Legacy Family Tree Deluxe 8.0
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
RootsMagic 6 and 7
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Ancestral Quest 14
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
The Master Genealogist 8.0
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Conclusion
Glossary
Suggested Reading
 

Module 3
Genealogy Programs for Macintosh
Websites
Introduction
 
Family Tree Maker Mac 3
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Reunion
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
MacFamilyTree
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Heredis 2014 Mac
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Myblood-line 1.3
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
iFamily for Leopard 2.8
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Gramps
• Features
• Disadvantages
 
Running Windows on a Macintosh
Conclusion
Glossary
Suggested Reading
 

Module 4
Organizing Your Family Trees Online
Websites
Introduction
Privacy Issues
Security Tips
 
Online Family Tree Websites
 
Ancestry.com
• View Profile
• Quick Edit
• Search Records
• View Family Tree
• Add Relatives
 
FamilySearch Family Tree
WikiTree
Mocavo
MyHeritage
Geni.com
Famberry
TNG
 
Conclusion
Glossary
Suggested Reading
 

Module 5
Genealogy Mobile Applications
Websites
Introduction
 
Genealogical Software Companion Apps
• Family Tree Maker
• Legacy Family Tree
• Ancestral Quest
• The Master Genealogist
• RootsMagic
• Reunion
• Heredis
• MacFamilyTree
 
Website Companion Apps
• Legacy Mobile
• MyHeritage
• Saving Memories Forever
• Shoebox (from Ancestry.com)
• Find-A-Grave
• BillionGraves
 
Stand-Alone GEDCOM Viewer Apps
• FamViewer
• Family Bee
• GedView
• GedStar Pro
 
Miscellaneous Apps
• Dropbox
• Google Drive
• Evernote
• OneNote
 
Conclusion
Glossary
Suggested Reading
 

Module 6
Storing, Organizing, Analyzing & Displaying Research Programs
Websites
Introduction
 
Cloud-Based Systems
 
Backup Systems
• Mozy
• BackBlaze
• Carbonite
• Symform
 
File Transfer Systems
• Dropbox
• Google Drive
• Microsoft OneDrive
• iCloud Drive
 
Timelines
• Genelines
• SmartDraw
• BeeDocs Timeline 3D for Mac
• myHistro
 
Mapping
• Family Atlas
• Google Maps
• Animap
 
Note-Taking
• Evernote
• OneNote
 
Mind Mapping
• XMind
• Coggle
 
Presenting Your Research
 
Other Miscellaneous Programs
• Evidentia
• Pinterest
• Snagit
• Spreadsheets
 
Conclusion
Glossary
Suggested Reading
 
 

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