Everyone has their ‘go-to’ devices, methods, software, notebooks, charts, and even writing implements they use with their own genealogical research, so I thought I’d share mine:
-iPad Air 3rd generation
-Apple Smartfolio keyboard for iPad
-A new 2020 MacBook Air (arriving next month)
-Traditional spiral bound notebooks
-Pre-printed 5 generation charts
-Sony True Wireless Earbuds WF1000-MX3
But can you really do genealogy work and research with just an iPad?
Absolutely! I use a variety of apps with my genealogy work, including the following:
-Pages, Photos, Mail, and Safari (come standard on all iOS devices)
–Ancestry (free to download, but you’ll need a subscription to access records)
–My Heritage (free to download, but you’ll need a subscription to access records)
–SketchClub (free; for photo retouching)
–WordPress (free; to blog about genealogy)
–Extreme Genes (not an app, but a website with exceptional genealogy podcasts & radio show)
–Evernote Scannable (amazing little app that uses the device’s camera to snap photos of paper documents and instantly turn them into PDFs)
–Facebook (the power of social media is amazing when it comes to genealogical research)
–YouTube (so many helpful genealogical methods videos out there)
–Microsoft OneNote (easy organization for note-taking, follow-ups)
–Find A Grave (quick &easy grave and cemetery lookups)
I also have a copy of Family Tree Maker Mac (2017) that I will be installing on my new MacBook Air when it arrives so I have a local copy of my data as well.
Are there any favorite apps, programs, or methods you use in your research? Leave a comment below and share what you use!