I think you will agree that the last decade has seen an incredible rise in the use of technology as we research our ancestors!
Whereas my husband, the computer engineer, could easily out-geek me for decades, often nowadays I will be mentioning something technological to him and that will be the first he’s heard of it. For that, I often get sent the Yahoo geek emoticon! Or am I more of a nerd? I’ve never been able to keep those two straight?!?!
I find it both exhilarating and sometimes exhausting though to try and keep up with all the newest bells and whistles of technology as it applies to not just “life” and genealogy and family history research.
And, according to Scott Phillips, there is also another kind of genealogy geek. Check out his post about some of these other “measures” of being a “geek” which do not have to do with technology at Huffington Post. I may have "some" of the traits he's listed and I fall short of his example!
Are you a genealogy geek? How would you define one? Maybe we can create a universal emoticon?
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