Digital Research Tools Wiki


Have you ever scrambled looking for a digital solution to a problem such as transcribing handwritten text or creating a bibliography?  Do you just go to your favorite search engine, enter your search criteria and then sort through all the results?

DiRT – short for Digital Research Tools Wiki is a much better way of finding “the right tool for the right job.”  This wiki is an online “emporium” of the latest and greatest resources for specific tasks – many of which are performed by genealogists.

For example, check out all the tools available for transcribing handwritten or spoken texts:

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For me, DiRT is a must-have in my web browser favorites!

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

6 thoughts on “Digital Research Tools Wiki

  1. I’m so glad to know about this Wiki. Thanks Thomas for getting the word out. I have to add my favorite Transcribe 2.3 to the list for transcribing handwritten text. I think it’s fantastic.

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