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Blend the Old with the New:
Six Tech Tools for Genealogy

In the realm of genealogy, the integration of modern ‘tech tools’ has revolutionized the way family historians approach their craft. You probably have your favourites, here are six of mine.

Check out my Tech Tools Tips for Genealogists in my
Essential Genealogist YouTube Channel playlists.

Canva.com, a graphic design platform, empowers genealogists to create visually appealing family trees, infographics, and ancestral timelines, turning raw data into shareable visual stories.

In the complex tapestry of family history, how things are put together counts. Canva.com stands out as a light for genealogists because it has many design tools that can be used to make eye-catching visuals. Canva’s easy-to-use interface makes it possible for people who don’t have a design background to make professional-looking images, whether they’re making a complicated family tree, making infographics that show how ancestors moved, or making presentations for family meetings. Canva makes it easy for family historians to create visuals to bring their family stories to life.

Canva: Here’s one for creating an ebook cover.

Canva helps me to create interesting and colourful themed images for my ancestral storytelling blog posts.

Chat GPT, serves as a digital assistant, answering queries, suggesting resources, and even helping draft ancestral narratives.

In the digital age, it can be very helpful for genealogists to have an AI friend like Chat GPT. This advanced conversational AI is a study assistant that can suggest relevant resources, a scribe that can help write stories, and a friend who knows a lot and can answer a lot of questions. Chat GPT is ready to help whether you want to know where to find specific historical records or how to organise a story about your ancestors. This makes research and speaking more efficient and fun.

Chat GPT for Genealogists Playlist 

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Chat GPT for Genealogy

Chat GPT helps me with planning and outlining ancestral stories.


Evernote acts as a digital notebook, allowing genealogists to organize research notes, images, and documents in one centralized location, ensuring no detail is overlooked. For those looking to weave their family’s history into a compelling narrative.

When trying to find out where you came from, you often have to gather a lot of information. Evernote becomes a trusted partner in this project because it gives genealogists a digital place where they can carefully organise their research. Evernote’s notebooks are flexible enough to hold everything from scanned papers and old photos to interview notes and web clippings. This way, every piece of information has a place. Its strong search features and tagging system make sure that no information, no matter how small, gets lost.

Evernote Tips for Geneabloggers Playlist

Evernote keeps all of my transcripts from researched records for my ancestors in the one place.

Dabble offers a dedicated writing environment, making the storytelling process seamless.

For many family historians, the end goal is to put together a story that is interesting and interesting to read. Dabble is the perfect place for this because it gives writers a place to write without any distractions. Its easy-to-use design helps structure stories, build characters, and plan story arcs. This makes sure that the stories of ancestors are told with the depth and feeling they deserve.

Dabble makes sure that every word goes where it should, whether it’s a short story about a single ancestor or a long tale that spans generations.

DabbleWriter for Genealogists course

Dabble keeps all the drafts of my ancestral stories in the one place. Chapters, Scenes and Characters.

Trello provides an intuitive board system, assisting family historians in tracking their research progress, setting goals, and categorizing information.

Genealogy study is something that needs to be carefully planned and organised. Genealogists can keep track of where they are in their study with Trello’s easy-to-use board and card system. Each card can represent a specific ancestor, a study goal, or a task that needs to be done. As research goes on, cards can be sorted, labelled, and moved between boards. Trello helps family historians stay organised and on track in their quest for knowledge by giving them a bird’s-eye view of the research process.

Tech Tools for Geneabloggers Playlist for Trello

Trello enables me to plan and schedule my blog posts. I can also share the planned ancestor cards with others.

WeAre.xyz offers a unique platform for collaborative family history, enabling multiple family members to contribute to a shared ancestral story, ensuring that every voice is heard and every tale is told.

WeAre.xyz recognises that family history is a group effort by providing a place where different family members can add to a single story. WeAre.xyz makes sure that family history is more complete and varied by letting different people share their memories, stories, and thoughts. It’s a place where stories from the past and ideas from the present come together to make a rich weave of shared history that can be passed down from generation to generation.

Video Tutorials for WeAre.xyz

WeAre.xyz enables me to build and share my interactive tree archive with other family members. I now store my stories about ancestors and personal family memories in this site. It is my family history legacy plan.

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This new course is ideal for those who wish to explore WeAre.xyz in depth.

I hope that this information makes it easier to see how each of my favourite tech tools can be used in the field of family history.

Together, these tools provide a holistic approach to genealogy, blending the old with the new in the quest to uncover and share my roots.

yours in genealogy,


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