This time, however, I'm going to break it up by day, instead of one long post... Whew. My comments are in [brackets].
You can join the conversation by following #scgs12 on Twitter.
So, here are the gems from 8 June 2012. Enjoy!
- @baysideresearch: "Trindle examined tax records to trace ancestor's wealth. Found alternate spelling of name."
- @baysideresearch: "Get every last bit of probate information. Never know what they'll reveal."
- @rjseaver: "Other projects for kids might be Google Earth tour, iPad or android apps, Gothic handwriting, indexing, etc."
- @baysideresearch: "Look at the legal codes for the areas u r researching for clues to decipher tax records."
- @baysideresearch: "Some ancestors may not have paid taxes after a certain age. Also ministers and doctors didn't always pay."
- @ACoffin: "Pro/transitional genealogist tip: learn about all the genealogy software options out there to help clients make better decisions."
- @ACoffin: "You can import RootsMagic sources as footnotes in Personal Historian 2. Good to know."
- @Kimmyvon: "Tools do more but are more complicated... we have to change with technology. Thomas MacEntee."
- @toniasroots: "There is not usually 'one true' strategy that will lead to success. A variety of searches should be performed and evaluated."
- @Kimmyvon: "Via T. MacEntee 'Follow a curator' What's a curator? Someone who is watching the tech world and teaching you. The best in my mind C. Pointer"
- [Later] @GenealogistElys: "The list of curators included dearmyrtle, dick eastman, kimberly powell, randy seaver"
- @susankitchens: "Secrecy's other side is privacy. Ea generat'n has changing social conditions that creat new taboos StLux"
- @Toniasroots: "Don't fall into spellings trap. Use wildcards in your searches."
- @Toniasroots: "Enumerator recorded wives first names as 'Mrs.' Ugh."
- @susankitchens: "'I don't want to bring up something that's difficult' - that is your ASSUMPTION, peeps. ID the anxiety, but don't assume it. StLux"
- @susankitchens: "People who have pain want to get rid of it. You may be doing a favor by asking about something sensitive. StLux"
- @susankitchens: "'My rule for secret keepers: when keeping a secret does more harm than good, it's time to consider letting it free.' StLux"
- @Ginisology: "Loving, author of Annie's Ghosts, Steve Luxenberg's class: Lost in the Unknown: The Delicacy of Probing Family Secrets" [Comments made by others in the session were noted by "StLux"]
- @ACoffin: "You can dictate stories into Personal Historian 2. The software will also read your stories aloud."
- @ACoffin: "In Personal Historian 2, you can organize your stories into chapters of your choosing. Many custom publishing options."
- @Toniasroots: "Never ignore anyone with the same surname living in the same area, even if you don't know how they are connected."
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- @GenealogistElys: "I feel famous! @tmacentee mentioned me in his talk!!! #scgs12 I am tickled pink and so flattered!" [Awesome.]
- @GenealogistElys: "Use GenSmarts to give you ideas for where to go next for research." [Referring to @drewsmithtpa discussing "Idea Generation and Preservation for the Baffled and Disorganized".]
- @Kimmyvon: "According to Lisa Alzo Family Histories should inform, engage, enhance and entertain."
- @GenealogistElys: "GenSmarts provides a legend of tags (whether info is online, missing source, etc.) to organize research to-do list"
- @GenealogistElys: "GenSmarts tells you why it makes a suggestion... sounding more and more like I need this program." [I have it, and strongly recommend it. See their website for more information.]
- @GenealogistElys: "GenSmarts also creates a hypothesis. Loving it!"
- @Kimmyvon: "'Don't leave just lines and boxes for our future generations' Lisa Alzo"
- @Toniasroots: "A reasonably exhaustive search can be exhausting. : )"
- @Toniasroots: "3-D Genealogy - Place your ancestor with the right people at the right place and the right time."
- @GenealogistElys: "@drewsmithtpa recommends mind mapping tools to help generate and organize ideas. Suggests Bubbl.us."
- @GenealogistElys: "Bubbl.us is like a giant whiteboard and you can type anything down - get ideas out of your head."
- @GenealoigstElys: "Thinking MS OneNote should add mind mapping software to the program." [Agreed.]
- @GenealogistElys: "You can add bubbl.us mindmap to your blog! I'm loving it!"
- @FamilyStories: "Get your family involved in family history with Voice Quilt. @lisaalzo <-- This is very cool."
- @GenealogistElys: "Loved the 'wows' from the crowd when Evernote's OCR ability was shown."
- @mradamhansen: "Hey look! The #scgs12 Twitter displays are up in the main hotel. Your tweets could appear onscreen."
Hope you like my little list! More tomorrow!