The simplest, and most obvious, feature is the Kindle's ability to read PDF documents. Just about every genealogy software program should be able to create charts and reports that can be saved as PDF documents. These documents can be loaded onto the Kindle via email or a USB cable. Once on the Kindle, I can view these just like I would a book, flipping through the different pages. Also, because these documents are PDFs, I can zoom in for a closer look. This is a great feature that will allow you to cary around your family tree without carrying around stacks of papers or a computer.
Here are a few shots of my cascading pedigree chart on my Kindle.
- Collect sets of photos and save them into a PDF document
- Use a hack to set family photos as screen savers
- Save podcasts and other audio files, which can be played using the mp3 player
- Browse websites, blogs and email using the web browser
- Publish your own family history book and publish it on Amazon or send it as PDF for free to family and friends to read on their Kindles
- And of course, read Genealogy books you buy from Amazon or other ebook retailers
These are just the different things that I can think of right now. Anyone else have any suggestions?