|Family History Library - Salt Lake City, UT|
I will be home about three days and I fly to Salt Lake City ... yes, to spend hours in the Family History Library. I am hosting the Nebraska Genealogy Tours. Those in my tour group will join me Monday morning at the library. We are all staying at the Plaza Hotel. I will have a couple days to get caught up with personal research.
Once again, I am traveling light by taking my iPad and leaving the laptop at home. I have all of my film numbers and book call numbers on Bento, syncing between my main computer and the iPad. All of my Reunion genealogy files will be updated before I leave home.
There is one application I cannot live without on both the main computer, laptop and iPad and that's Evernote. If you have never tried it, consider doing so. I have to-do lists, projects and even maps on it. It worked great in April when I was on the east coast. I placed maps on it with instructions to various places I was researching. For my trip next week I have placed jpgs of various maps that I will need, showing counties, jurisdictions, provinces, etc. Evernote now allows me to capture photos of books or documents and syncs them so when I arrive back home they will be waiting for me on my main computer.
I have a flash drive for my iPad so anticipate it will get used a good deal in microfilm reader/printers in the library. In addition I can take photos and transfer them from my digital camera to the iPad. They can then be used on blogs or sent to my friends and family via e-mail.
In addition to all of this I have some other good stuff on the iPad, such as Good Reader and PDF Printer. Another application I like is eWallet. It stores my passwords along with the corresponding web sites. I have some ebooks for reading, if I find time, as well as videos on the iPad. They are, of course, about genealogy! I also have Sticky Notes and Reminders ... hope I don't forget to use them.
As my friend Lisa Louise Cooke would say ... Pretty Cool!