How To Read & Write GPS

by JL Beeken on 2-11-2014

This describes how to read and write GPS using GPS devices, Google Maps, Bing Maps and XnView. (Updated from July 2010) … [continued]

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IPTC Summary: Photo Metadata Editors

by JL Beeken on 2-10-2014

IPTC is a standard for embedding metadata in photographs. This is a summary of what is and isn’t IPTC-compatible software. (Updated from March 2008.)
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Hightail: Back Up, Share & Email Files

by JL Beeken on 1-26-2014

HightailNowadays, online file back up and sharing is ubiquitous. When I wrote this post about YouSendIt almost 7 years ago, it was a big deal. In the interim YouSendIt became Hightail and added mobile apps and access as well. For the sake of present relevance, here it is again in a refreshed format.
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Adding Source To Images

by JL Beeken on 1-04-2014

I’ve written a lot about metadata over the years. I’d like to break this down and show you just one way I use it for adding source to images.
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2014 Is For The Living

by JL Beeken on 1-02-2014

As ever, I’m amazed by the lists of goals that people set for themselves in a new year.
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by JL Beeken on 11-10-2013

I’ve noticed a rash of posts again about organizing and prioritizing. Overwhelmed seems to be a popular state of mind. … [continued]

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Getting More From Find A Grave

by JL Beeken on 11-03-2013

Find A GraveSince I went through my whole Legacy database finding every gravestone photo at Find A Grave I could possibly find, I’ve found 200 more.

Here’s two things you can do to dig a little deeper: … [continued]

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Focus Group Search | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 10-26-2013

Legacy Family TreeIf you work with batches of people in Legacy rather than randomly, Focus Group Search can come in very handy. You can build a list of descendants, ancestors, families and/or individuals.

You can chop and change these search lists any way you want them for any reason you can think of. I prefer to update my website in family groups so I’ve built them to focus my research to one or another. … [continued]

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Finding Duplicates | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 10-02-2013

Legacy Family TreeThe problem I’ve had with finding duplicates in the past is that it all tended to get out of hand. I’d get 500 or so marked as Not Duplicates and fatigue would set in. By the time I got back to it I’d added more people to my database and forgotten what I was doing. … [continued]

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How To Invite People To Dropbox

by JL Beeken on 9-27-2013

DropboxInviting people to Dropbox is simple. It’s also a question that gets asked over and over again, so the answer is worth repeating. This post was originally published in May 2012. It’s been updated to reflect the latest version of Dropbox. … [continued]