Calvin’s Genealogy Blog

  • RootsMagic to TNG

    For those of you that use RootsMagic and are looking for a way to share your tree online, TNG (The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding) is a great option. This does involve a few steps, which prompted me to write this blog article. I hope it helps. I’m using RootsMagic version 8, but I’m guessing […]

  • Building Your Own Website

    Introduction Perhaps you’ve thought about building your own website. Here are some tips that may help you decide which route to go, depending on your needs. I don’t claim to be an expert on this topic and I admit that I’m biased, but perhaps some of this information will be helpful. I’m also assuming that […]

  • Updating Metadata for Digital Photos – Keeping It Simple

    Introduction If you’ve been to RootsTech or other genealogy conferences perhaps you’ve seen sessions on editing metadata for your digital photos, scanned documents, etc. If this is a new concept for you, prepare to be overwhelmed and frustrated. There is a ton of information on this topic and several methods for updating your metadata. It […]

  • File Naming Convention for Digital Photos, Scans, and Documents

    03/07/2014 – After writing this article in 2012, I have slightly modified my naming convention for the following reasons. I’ve made some updates to this article and crossed out my old conventions. I didn’t like how long the file names were getting. Often I didn’t know the date of the when the photo was taken. […]