What I Do Meme: Computer Technology That Supports My Genealogy Hobby

The ‘What I Do’ meme suggested by GeneaBloggers. Defined as “what you use in terms of technology to either run your genealogy business or pursue your family history as a hobby”. You’ve already heard most of mine but here we go again.

Hardware: DELL Dimension 9200 desktop, Intel® Core™ 2 CPU, 250 GB hard-drive, 4GB Ram, two 19″ LG monitors, Gyration cordless keyboard, Logitech cordless mouse, rechargeable batteries

External storage:

  • 16 GB flash-drive
  • DVDs
  • Western Digital 120 GB USB drive

Online storage: Carbonite


Firewall: ZoneAlarm free version

Virus protection: Avira free version

Spyware: none

File cleaner:

Printer: Brother HL-2140, rarely used

Scanner: Epson 3170

Phone: Skype

Mobile media: none

Music player: VLC Portable

Car audio: radio, cassette player, rarely used

eBook Reader: none

Browser: Firefox

Blog: WordPress, self-hosted

RSS: FeedBurner for burning, Sage for reading

FTP: FileZilla Portable

File-Sharing: Dropbox

Text editor:


Screen capture:

Social bookmarking: None

Social profile: None, vaguely considering becoming sociable

URL shortener: None

Office suite: OpenOffice Portable

E-mail: Thunderbird

Calendar: Lightning and my $3.95 paper one


PDF generator: PDF Creator

Genealogy database: Legacy Family Tree

Genealogy tools: about 1,001 bookmarked sites, Transcript, LTools

Other tech stuff:

For other technology to dazzle your mind see Software.

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