A smartphone is usually with us which allows us to do many things:
All the items listed above are also helpful for family history research and documentation.
The quality of smartphone photos has greatly improved during the past few years. It's easy to take photos since your phone goes wherever you go. Moving photos from your phone to collections in Heritage is both smart and easy allowing to protect your photos, make slide shows, storybook pages and more.
Take Family Group Photos
Phone GPS. Photos taken with a smartphone with the location setting turned on will save the GPS coordinates of the photo location within the photo file. The GPS module that comes with Heritage Collector can then display the photo and show the GPS tags on satellite maps. You can print and share maps via a paper print or PDF. This makes it easy to find graves, study the location of an old homestead, grandma and grandpa's old home, or places you have taken photos on a vacation.
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Tag and find places of interest to your family
Recording Stories. Image capturing, recording, and preserving the priceless stories that are shared around campfires, at a wedding, after a funeral, during a holiday such as Christmas, or other family gatherings. Your smartphone is the perfect way to record stories that may never to told a second time. Heritage Collector allows you to safeguard and catalog recordings while using them in slide shows, talking hot spots or to create a talking calendar.
Use an audio recording app
Storytelling around a campfire is a natural setting to Record stories as they are shared in a fun and relaxed manner.
Video Stories and Events. Video is the only way to capture the first dance at a wedding, a babies first steps, a panoramic sweep of an old family homestead, an interview with grandma, your child getting on the bus for their first day at school, a video narrative of the home and area where you grew up, or stories around the dinner table. Video can enhance a story easier to understand. Heritage Collector makes it easier to move videos off your phone to save, access, share, and do more.
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Many interesting stories and histories need to be recorded at family reunions
Holidays and special occasions are a great time to record family stories
You've seen Quick Response Codes (QR) on lots of things. You can scan a code with your smartphone and do some pretty fun and amazing things:
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Use a smartphone to scan QR Codes on cards, flayers, calendars, and storybook pages to play narrative or movies on your phone..
Share / Access Information on a Cloud. Move photos, PDFs, documents, video and audio files from a collection to a cloud that can be accessed by your phone.
This allows you to access and view information anywhere you take your phone.
Viewing of this information will greatly assist Family history research.
Use Heritage Collector to upload files to and from a cloud.
The features and functions shown above come with the Heritage Collector System.
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