Handheld Computers: A Genealogist’s View – Part 1

Dick Eastman has another article about mobile genealogy at Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter that is part one of a series. This is a plus edition article – for plus edition subscribers only. It’s another good article about handheld computers in genealogy.

Handheld Computers: A Genealogist’s View – Part 1

Best of all, a PDA organizes my genealogy data in a way that is easier to use, more flexible, and much faster than attempting the same thing on paper. For instance, when I want to find all occurrences of the name “Washington Harvey Eastman,” I can do so in five or ten seconds with the handheld computer. Doing the same on paper might take a minute or two, assuming that I have manually created a top-notch index. Given my indexing skills, such a search through the three-ring binders more likely would require a half hour.

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