04 October 2011

Tech Tuesday: Genealogy with Kindle

Last Christmas, my husband surprised me with a Kindle, which I have been in love with ever since. I have read articles on how useful iPads and other devices can be helpful with genealogy and decided to do a search for using my Kindle for genealogy. I stumbled upon the Long Lost Relatives blog post "Kindle for Genealogy" by Susan Peterson. In the post, she explains how she, too, has a soft spot for her Kindle and has transformed hers into a portable research notebook.

Here are a few of the items I added to my Kindle:
  • Genealogical society newsletters
  • Research reports
  • Pedigree charts
  • Cheat sheets
  • Current to-do-list
I wish I had thought of Susan Peterson's ideas, but I have no problem following her example and using my Kindle to make me more effective in my research. I strongly recommend that you use the link above to read the post - I know you won't be disappointed.


  1. Thanks for the mention! Now I am looking forward to receiving my new Kindle Fire and see what other uses I can discover for genealogy on the new device!

  2. Susan, I hope you post a review of the Kindle Fire when you get it. I have been looking at it and am contemplating it for myself and would be interested in your perspective.