Mark's genealogy writings have appeared in the National Genealogical Society's Computer Interest Group Digest, the New England Historic Genealogical Society's The Computer Genealogist, Family Tree Magazine, Heritage Quest Magazine, Family Chronicle Magazine, and Computers In Genealogy.
Mark is the Technology Columnist for Ancestry magazine.
His articles available online are listed below.
USB storage devices and their applications for genealogy. This article first appeared in September/October 2003 issue of Ancestry Magazine. It requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software for viewing.
What is spam e-mail and what can be done about it? This article first appeared in July/August 2003 issue of Ancestry Magazine. It requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software for viewing.
Tools to digitally change photographs are very powerful. Do we use this power for good or ill in genealogy? This article first appeared in May/June 2003 issue of Ancestry Magazine. It requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software for viewing.
Compter systems for genealogy in public places. This article first appeared in March/April 2003 issue of Ancestry Magazine. It requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software for viewing.
Is a traditional source of genealogical information disappearing? This article first appeared in January/February 2003 issue of Ancestry Magazine. It requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software for viewing.
Avoiding assumptions, slang & abbreviations in our genealogical correspondence. This article first appeared in November/December 2002 issue of Ancestry Magazine. It requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software for viewing.
The case for improvement in online education. This article first appeared in Fall 2002 issue of New England Ancestors Magazine.
Digital claim jumpers in genealogy. This article first appeared in September/October 2002 issue of Ancestry Magazine. It requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software for viewing.
What's wrong with genealogy today isn't the fault of technology.
The joys of broadband Internet access for genealogy and how you can protect your fast connection.
What you need to know about protecting yourself against computer viruses and their effects on genealogical mailing lists.
How to get the most out of a genealogical conference without actually being there.
Shopping safely online.
Treating the humans behind technology humanely.
From Today's Librarian giving public librarians advice on how to deal with the Genealogy-Patron-From-Hell.
Cyndi's List - The First Five Years.
So you take digital pictures? Here's what can you do with them.
Overcoming brick walls in your research by wandering around "aimlessly" on the Internet.
Eight considerations to ponder before sharing your genealogical information.
An introduction and explanation of genealogy mailing lists.
Highlights the new guidelines from the National Genealogical Society for Publishing Web Pages On The Internet.
The need to preserve the digital images of the 2000 Census for genealogical researchers in the year 2072.
Review of the increased usages of Personal Digital Assistants such as Palm Pilots for genealogy.
Advanced technology has not always meant silicon chips and putty-colored plastic machines.
Indexes to the web pages of county record offices in the UK.
The impact of genetic research on the genealogical world is ever-increasing.
Explains the use of Folio Views 4.2 for drilling into data the LDS won't let you search for on the CD-ROMs.
A shorter version of the above article using different occupation examples and showing how to search by address with Folio Views 4.2 on the 1881 Census CD-ROM.
With many new researchers beginning to use the Internet for family history, I thought it would be appropriate to share some useful online starting places.
What will the future hold for genealogy? This article provides some musings on trends to watch for in our hobby.
Creating and maintaining backups of your data may be the only way to ensure that your genealogical research and favorite tools survive Y2K.
An early computerized genealogy project provided reasons to think clearly about the Y2K bug.
Like any other specialty hobby, genealogy has a list of acronyms, shorthand phrases, jargon, and slang which can be confusing to the "uninitiated".
While once a simple hobby of colorful stickers, classroom scissors, and clever quips about favorite photos, scrapbooking is gaining momentum in the world of microchips, hard drives, and memory boards.
The advent of research equipment keeps genealogists among the technologically advanced.
LDS Family History Department CD-ROMs.
A little ditty I composed to keep the vowels in order.
What to expect in the next few years.
Bugged by all the commotion? Here are some steps to take.
Digital grave markers to last the centuries. You have to see these to believe them!
Civil registration records and more available via the Internet.
Combining traditional and online methods to improve success in the ancestor hunt.
Links to web sites have a "natural decay rate". This studies the rot on a sample of genealogy web sites from Pretty Pictures.
How do you make a source citation for CD-ROMs? Web Pages? E-mail messages?
What the National Genealogical Society has to say about using technology in genealogy.
Using the Internet to research UK newspapers from the 19th century.
Some online sources which you may have overlooked.
An online, real time translation service for web pages.
The review of outstanding web sites continued.
A review of outstanding web sites and why they shine.
Some technical detail on copyright's application to HTML source code.
A basic guide to using GEDCOM conversion tools to make genealogy web pages.
What has Mark been reading lately?
See some of the book reviews Mark has written and his lists of recommended reading.
What books are on Mark's genealogy library shelves?
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