Articles about Genealogy and Mobile Computing
Aug 2005: Mobile Genealogy for Your Handheld Computer – Richard Eastman – Good article about Illya D’Addezio’s WAP-enabled genealogy site, as well as genealogy on handhelds in general. From Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.
Reading RSS/Newsfeeds on a Handheld computer – Richard Eastman. Article about reading RSS Newsfeeds on handheld computers (both Palm and PocketPC/WM).
May 2004: Putting GrandPa in your Pocket – Using PDAs in Genealogy – Handout/lecture from Betty Jo Stockton (Central Florida Genealogical Society).
October 2003: Handy Work – Family Tree Magazine/Nancy Hendrickson. This is the opening to a fairly comprehensive article – you’ll have to obtain the Oct 2003 issue of Family Tree Magazine.
Jun 2003: RootsWorks: PDA 2003 – Genealogy Software â€“ Beau Sharbrough – rundown of PDA genealogy software from 2003.
Jan 2003: Genealogy on the Go by Eli Bensky – A discussion/review of the various genealogy applications available for PDAs (Palms in this case).
Jul 2002: Laboratory of Life: Do I Need a PDA? â€“ Mike Dickson (Ancestry.com)
Jun 2002: Can You Have It All
in One Palm OS Handheld Database? – Janet Brigham Rands. It’s actually a review of GedStar and My Roots in comparison to PAF for Palm, however it touches on what’s needed in mobile-oriented genealogy in general.
March 2002: Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Users Group – Even though it’s a review of PAF for Palm, it gives a good rundown of the pros and cons of using a PDA in your genealogy research.
Feb 2002: RootsWorks: PDA 2001 – Genealogy Software â€“ Beau Sharbrough – Article about available PDA genealogy software from 2001/2002.
RootsWorks PDA2001 Genealogy Software Comparison – www.sharbrough.net – Beau Sharbrough – chart of genealogy software from 2001.
Jul 2000: All My Ancestors are in the Palm of my Hand – Gary B. Hoffman (genealogy.com).
May/Jun 2000: Pint-Sized Pedigrees – Palm Pilots for Genealogy – Mark Howells
7 Aug 1999:A Tombstone in Your Pocket by Steve Paul Johnson – Great article about using a PDA to record tombstone information. The software used was JFile Pro, a database application for Palm PDAs.
PDAs Again by Nancy Hendrickson, another article about PDAs in genealogy.
Palm Information in French (http://www.christian.bachelet.free.fr/palmpilot.htm)
GenPalm – Yahoo Groups – appears to be dead.
PALM-GEN Mailing List at RootsWeb.com – pretty much dead as well.
My Roots Yahoo Group has some recent activity.