Anyone who has spent any time familiarizing themselves with family history services available today knows that half the battle is “…connecting the dots between technology and your genealogy,” said Lisa Louise Cooke, founder of multimedia company Genealogy Gems and founder of the popular GenealogyGemsPodcast.com. Cooke was the keynote speaker the second day of the BYU Family History Conference.
Author of several technology related books herself, Cooke said she can relate to consumers who find it difficult to keep up with the rate of change of technology, “It’s hard to write technology books because they have to be updated yearly, but the good news about technology is you can’t break it!” Cooke shared a humorous story from one of her podcast listeners who was frustrated with something she was doing on her computer. Her son told her the problem was she was having a P-I-C-N-I-C ((Problem In Chair Not In Computer). Cooke offered hope that you can’t change the quickly changing technologies, but you can be empowered by knowing how to take advantage of them.