Size really does matter when it comes to my family history research, so today I have upgraded my PC monitor from a 15″ to 19″.
I knew when I upgraded my copy of Family Historian earlier in the year that I was going to need a bigger screen, my tiny 15″ screen was really cramped when I tried to use the focus window and other parts of the program. It was something I lived with, saving the money for other things.
Last night on ancestry.co.uk I was looking at an 1861 census image for one of the FAIRS family in the new enhanced image viewer. It was then I realised that I really needed to get that bigger screen to really take advantage of all the facilities it offers.
So today, courtesy of my employers I came home with a second-hand 19″ screen, and before you ask, no I didn’t sneak it out under my jacket, it was all above board and legal.
This evening everything has been a lot more spacious on screen, everything seems to have a lot more white space and I am beginning to wonder how I put up with that small screen for so long!