Friday, February 10, 2012

My favorite “Idol” moment.

Did you see the Genealogy Idol Competition at Roots Tech last week?  If not, you can watch courtesy of Legacy Family Tree at

Elizabeth Clark, Elyse Doerflinger, Michael Hait and Marian Pierre-Louis had three minutes to present their favorites in each of three categories: technology tip, serendipity moment and website.They all did a great job; the results were close, but Marian Pierre-Louis was the winner chosen by the audience.
However, my favorite was Michael Hait’s use of Microsoft Word auto-text for CITATIONS!  How did I not know this? Better than copy and paste; type it once, save in auto-text and it’s yours forever.  Before the broadcast I had typed about 30 citations for a ProGen assignment. Yes, they should have already been done, but that’s another story. Never again. I saved them all to auto-text for the next assignment.


  1. I didn't get a chance to see it, Judi, but I've heard of that Word auto-text trick. I keep forgetting to try it though. I'm going to give it a go right now, thanks for reminding me!

    1. I've been using it. It's great. You have to remember to save when you close the document so your citations are there for future use. At least, that's how my version works.