Following in Thomas MacEntee’s footsteps, I have decided to create my own Meme.
The Meme is called 10 Things I Can’t Live Without. The goal is to write a list of 10 things related to genealogy that you can’t live without.
Here’s my list of 10 things, in no particular order:
- My Laptop, Toshi. (Yes, my laptop has a name!) I don’t know what I would do without a computer. I am seriously addicted to my computer and love it as if it were my baby.
- The Internet. I love the internet. I am online all the time and love being able to connect with people from all over the world. The internet is a beautiful thing.
- RootsMagic 4. I have tried many a genealogy program, and this one is by far my favorite. Bruce Buzbee, the owner and creator, is also one of the nicest guys on the planet.
- Ancestry.com While there are times when Ancestry.com frustrates me or does something that I disagree with, I also couldn’t live without it. Ancestry.com was the first genealogy website that I went to. I also greatly enjoy doing my genealogy in my comfy pajamas at any time – day or night.
- Footnote.com I love Footnote’s military databases. It is great to be able to see the images of the pension files. I couldn’t live without it.
- Blogs. I love blogging and I love reading other people’s blogs. I learn so much from other genealogists and I love the inspiration it can give me. The Geneablogger community is a great one to be a part of.
- Facebook. I am a Facebook addict. I love the sense of community that I have with other genealogists. With Facebook, I have the opportunity to interact with my friends on a genealogy and non-genealogy level.
- Twitter. I love the link sharing and information that I get from Twitter. Its a great resource for genealogists.
- Mozy. I sleep better at night knowing that my genealogy files are safe and backed up. The first 2 GB are free and you can get unlimited storage for only $5 a month. Talk about a deal!
- Family History Centers. Now that I can drive, I am loving going to the two local family history centers to do research. I love meeting the people there and looking at the microfilm. It is so much fun and informative.
Honestly…I could definitely go on and on. This list could easily be very long.
I’m curious – what are the 10 things you can’t live without?