This week I purchased a new cell phone. One of the first things I did was to load my entire genealogy database into the phone, consisting of full data on more than 3,000 individuals and including all my source citations, text notes, "to do" lists, and more. In fact, I even have a few old family photographs stored in the cell phone that can be displayed on the telephone's built-in screen at any time.
The entire effort of loading my database was easy, requiring less than an hour to complete. I now have my genealogy data with me at all times. I can check my notes and even update the information while at the library or a local Family History Center, or even if I meet a fellow genealogist at the local grocery store. I always have my cell phone with me whenever I leave the house. Now I always have my genealogy database with me as well.
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