I would like to ask for your help. I feel I can better meet your needs and interests if I can learn more about the experiences and the expertise of the readers of this newsletter. If you can answer a few quick survey questions, I can compile a clearer picture of the “typical online genealogist.” help me identify the "typical newsletter reader," I can then write articles aimed at that more reader's’ interests.
I know that lots of other people are also curious. The curious people include other genealogists as well as genealogy software producers, operators of genealogy web sites, and others. We want to know about you, the genealogist. A bit of knowledge about you and a few hundred other genealogists will help all of us focus our products and services to better service our customers.
In short, we would like to know what genealogy program(s) you use, your level of expertise, what operating system you use, which social networking services you use, your Internet connection, the what genealogy conferences you have attended, and a few other thingsmore. For example, Hhave you ever called Tech Support for your genealogy program? If so, were you satisfied with the assistance you received?
I have created a survey to help determine "who is using what." I'm asking you to take the survey at your convenience. Please note that the survey is completely private: you are never asked for your name, e-mail address, or any other identifying information. You will not be bombarded with spam mail or any other unwanted messages as a result of taking the survey. In fact, nobody will ever know who contributed your answers.
Most questions are optional; if a question does not apply to you, or if you do not wish to answer, most questions can be left blank. I only care about the filled-in responses, not about those left blank.
The results of the survey will be visible to you at the end of the survey as well as to anyone else who cares to look. You can return at any time to see the latest results. I will also publish the results in this newsletter after the survey ends.
The survey will be open for fourteen days, ending on 29 September 2009.
Once the survey is closed, I will gather the statistics and publish them here.
If you would like to help define the "typical online genealogist, click here to take survey