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Amazon has introduced Kindle
software for use on various devices
and platforms, including Microsoft
Windows, iOS, BlackBerry, Mac OS X,
Android, webOS, and Windows Phone.
Amazon also has a "Cloud Reader"
to allow users to read, and
purchase, Kindle books from a web
browser. Additionally, Amazon
released a "Kindle for PC" application
in late 2009, which is now available
as a free download for Windows 7,
Vista, and XP.
The Kindle for PC application allows thousands of books to be read on a personal computer in color, WITH NO KINDLE UNIT REQUIRED. Amazon released a version for the Macintosh, "Kindle for Mac", in early 2010 and in June 2010 Amazon released a "Kindle for Android" version. In conjunction with the Android application release, versions for the Apple iPhone & the Apple iPad , and Blackberry cellphones also became available and in January 2011, Amazon released Kindle for Windows Phone 7.
Most of the better known genealogy websites (see below) appear the same on the Kindles as you're used to seeing them on your computer, just on a smaller screen. The Kindle Keyboard and Touch each have a 6" screen, the Fire 7" and the DX 9.7".You can turn them to "landscape mode" for a broader view of some screens, and once you've become accustomed to managing the smaller viewing space, you should be able to view any website fairly easily. Viewing is pretty much the same on the IPad and other tablets, with screens varying in size from 6" to approx. 14". Tablets offer convenience similar to Smart Phones & Kindles, but with a somewhat larger display.
You can use my E-Book Our Family History:Tips for Finding & Preserving Family Materials, Records & Photos with ANY of the devices discussed above. Links to other apps for Windows and Android tablets can be accessed from the column to the left.
Any of the FREE Kindle Fire Apps can be used on your Fire, if sideloaded. However, even though the ability to install ANY app in standard Android APK format on the Kindle Fire exists, I strongly suggest only installing apps that you've moved over from an android phone or downloaded from a major app store.
Step 1. Make sure that your phone has a MicroSD card installed. On your phone, go to Google Play and download Astro File Manager. Make sure that Astro File Manager backs up the apps to your external SD card, not to the phone's internal memory. That's the default on some phones, but not on others, so be very careful. Open Astro and choose "File Manager". Choose "Menu", then choose "Preferences". Choose "Backup Directory" and then click the little folder button. Click the "Up" button until the directory displayed is "/mnt". If there's a folder called "sdcard-ext" "external-sd" or something else that's external, choose that, otherwise choose "sdcard". Click "OK" twice, then "Back" three times. Choose "Application Backup". "Check" the apps you want to move to your Kindle Fire, and then click "Backup". Now hook your phone up to your PC using a USB cable. Open the drive which appears on your PC, and look for the "backups" folder. Open the "apps" folder within the backups folder. Copy all of the APK files from there onto your PC.
Step 2.Go to the Amazon Apps Store on your Kindle Fire and download Easy Installer. Plug your Kindle Fire into your PC using a USB cable. When the Kindle Fire drive appears on your PC, copy the APK files onto it. Disconnect your Kindle Fire from the PC. On your Kindle Fire select Apps, then select Easy Installer. Pick an app and choose "Install Selected Apps". Your app will then appear on the Kindle Fire's App bookshelf.
Lots of tools for use when doing your research or for creating or
spicing up a Family History Album or a Family Tree, videos for
learning better search techniques and about great places to go to
search for your Family History, and lots of other GOOD stuff!
Serious about storing your archives? SONY's Archival Media Kit
contains 1 external CD/DVD/M-Disc burner and a 10 pack of
M-Disc media with inkjet printable surface from Millenniata.
Files are engraved on the M-Disc and will never suffer from decay
or natural degradation. Plus, the M-Disc is compatible with any
DVD player so you can access your files whenever you need them.
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from the Postcard
Maggie Land Blanck
Brooklyn Bridge, NY City
in the early 1900's
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