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Unfortunately, this isn’t an update. It’s a new app (iOS & Mac). It will be released February 4th with a 50% discount the first week. The original Day One app will continue to be supported. New features include multiple journals and multiple photos in a single journal entry. I look forward to tagging multiple entries at a…

Journaling in a Digital World

Having even a transcription of an ancestor’s personal journal is a blessing to any family historian. It gives us a picture of the person and the world surrounding him that no amount of vital records can provide. Should we also have letters and photos along with the journal, ecstasy ensues. Considering how precious we find…

Writing With Style

Many of us developed our computer skills in the business world. Although we are comfortable using word-processing and spreadsheet applications, we are often familiar with only a small number of the features available. Those features served us well to create letters, reports and memos. For those of us who wish to tell the stories our family…

e-Style: Linespacing

Leading, a term that goes back to the days of typesetting, is the space between one line of type and the next. Originally a strip of lead was placed between each line of set type to provide that spacing. These strips varied in width to compensate for the different type sizes. Today, we use the…

Society PayPal

Does your society use PayPal? If not, why not? PayPal supports not-for-profit groups and has many tools that will extend your capabilities in any number of directions. So, just what can you do with PayPal? Collect membership dues. PayPal makes it easy to pay dues online – even if they don’t have a PayPal account.…

Mobile Research – Scanner Edition

Your mobile phone is quickly becoming an amazing scanner thanks to some very impressive scanning apps. Not only does it make scanning a breeze, it can save you money too. What makes phone scanning apps so useful? Your phone is with you just about anywhere you go. Scanning with your phone is both quick and…

WordPress Desktop App

Have you noticed the message in your WordPress desktop inviting you to try the new editor? I tried it and it is very nice. It’s free and available for Windows, Mac and Linux computers and it will work on both WordPress.com and self-hosted sites that have Jetpack installed. You can download the app at WordPress.…

Build A Writers Group With WordPress

My local genealogical society is building a writers group to help support members writing their family history. It’s a wonderful idea, but often a difficult one to put in place. It’s already difficult to book meeting rooms for the society’s monthly meeting so adding a special interest group meeting could be quite a challenge. Geneabloggers have…

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IMG_0029Before you pack your holiday decorations away, why not photograph the special ones and add a few words to tell their story. A couple of decades from now your grandkids will love you for doing it.

Tech Tip . . .

. . . a journaling app like Day One is the perfect place to stash those stories.