Difference between revisions of "Computers"

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:: [[Android]] (Tablets)
  
 
* [[Genealogy Software]]
 
* [[Genealogy Software]]
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:: [[Genealogy programs]]
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:: [[Gedcom files]]
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:: [[Date Conversion]]
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:: Photos & Images
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::: [[Photo manipulation]]
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::: [[Photo management]]
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:: [[Scanning and OCR]]
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:: [[Video software]]
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:: [[Books]]
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::: [[Self Publishing]]
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::: [[Online Publishing]]
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Revision as of 22:24, 3 May 2013

Computers have revolutionised the way in which genealogy research and recording is undertaken, and is continuing to change the way in which research is done as new technology and tools evolve.

The main classes of computers that genealogists and family historians generally use come under the following headings.

Computer Classes

  • Notebook computers - Lightweight, portable all in one case of varying size, similar capability to laptop
  • Tablet computers - Smaller and less powerful than notebooks, can be hand held, limited capabilities
  • Smartphones - Smaller than tablets, multi-functional as phones with limited computing capabilities

Computer Software

Windows (Microsoft)
Linux
Macintosh (Mac)
Android (Tablets)
Genealogy programs
Gedcom files
Website production
Date Conversion
Photos & Images
Photo manipulation
Photo management
Scanning and OCR
Video software
Books
Self Publishing
Online Publishing
Databases
Websites
Hosted
DIY