The Best FREE App to Quickly Catalog Your Personal Library without stress!
Yesterday, I needed to put some books away and our bookshelves were overstuffed and disorganized so I dropped all other non-essential tasks from my plans and committed to organizing our "library."
I've been wanting to use an app to scan all the books we own and create a spreadsheet detailing what we have and where it's located so this was the perfect opportunity do both.
When I set my mind to a task, it's gotta happen THAT day. I don't allow time for a huge learning curve, etc. The end product will be what it will be, but it will be done.
I googled "best app to catalog a personal library" and read a few blogs.
I'm not stupid, but I am impatient. I tried several apps, only the free versions. Several had such great write-ups I was tempted to buy the "pro" version when the free version was lacking and I am so glad I didn't. They all had problems and I wasn't able to quickly figure o…
RootsWeb, the free genealogy site purchased and currently operated by Ancestry.com, crashed in 2017 and Ancestry has been trying to get the site up and running ever since.
The good news is there are portions of RootsWeb that are back online.
The bad news is many individuals and communities used RootsWeb to host their sites and I'm not aware of any "freepages" that are back online. If you know of any freepages sites that have come online, please add a link in the comments.
So What Works at RootsWeb?
Available as Read-Only at RootsWeb
Family Trees - Family Trees, aka WorldConnect, is a great site that allows people to upload GEDCOM files (family tree databases) and publish them for others to see. This is currently working. There are more than 800 million names in free family trees users have submitted to RootsWeb.
I haven't been able to download any GEDCOM files for family trees that interest me, but I hav…
So I've hesitated to share this tip in an official post because I thought it was just a bug in the RootsTech system.
But I tweeted about it last year and the RootsTech Twitter account "liked" my tweet and now we're at year two, and the more I explore I see multiple options for this same amazing freebie, and I'm thinking, they must know it's available and they're just not marketing it as a freebie. So I'm going to go ahead and share the tip.
[su_heading size="18"] The One Tip You Need [/su_heading]
Wait for it...
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Whether you're registered to attend RootsTech or not, you can download all the handouts for free.
I hope you think that's as big a deal as I do. I haven't seen this with any other genealogical convention--and I've tried.
[su_heading size="18"] Bonus Tip [/su_heading]
You don't have to have a smartphone to access the handouts.
You can download the app for iPhone or Android
You can use this…
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