Those square graphics of squiggles - QR codes - are found on everything.
We use them to find sale prices on items in stores, use them on organization and event flyers for more information and myriad other uses. Our smartphones translate the squiggles into practical information.
I've always thought that it would be great to have a personal genealogical QR image that could be put on T-shirts or hats worn at a gen conference, or perhaps on our conference badges.
Point your smart phone at it, and see what families I'm researching, from where, my DNA haplogroup, what gen societies I belong to and other relevant information.
I generated my own QR code at http://myqr.co/, a free site.
Wouldn't that be an innovation at genealogy conference?
Instead of handing out business cards listing our families and locations (yes, that's very common at gen conferences!), as well as contact data, we'd hand out a card with a QR image.
Of course, it might be simpler to just read a business card, but wouldn't you want to be the first to hand out or receive a genealogical QR?
Are you a genealogy blogger? Why not generate a QR code for your blog? Here's the one for the MyHeritage Blog:
We're always talking about getting the younger generations involved in the pursuit of family history.
This seems to be the perfect hook to bring in our future lifeblood! What if they could just utilize QR codes to learn who's researching their families?
Do you have a QR code for your genealogical research or for your genealogy blog?
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