Geneabloggers has written a great two part article about QR codes and how it could (will) be the future of genealogy research.

What’s a QR code?  A QR code is a fancy bar code that you can scan with your mobile and get more information on that item/place/person/whatever that you are standing in front of.

The codes are generated for specific web sites and then attached to points of interest that are relevant to that QR code. The implications for research are endless:

  • Libraries
  • Graveyards
  • Historic Sites
  • Conferences

It’s perfect timing when more genealogy companies and research outlets are producing more iPhone apps.  All you need is a smart phone and your genealogy road trip is all set – without the boxes of paperwork and documents.