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How I Use Evernote for My Genealogy.

NOTE: 2 Feb 2014 -- Link updated to shared notebook

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Today I did a Google+ hangout on air about Evernote for Genealogy.   Once I watched the video I saw that I was not a very good cameraman!

Hopefully this will clear up any questions you may have.





How I use Evernote for my genealogy.

I use Evernote to store everything including my genealogy research.
You want to use Evernote in a way that makes sense to you.  Tags, notebooks, no tags or no notebooks; do whatever works the best for you.
Notebooks (the blue box)
Notebooks are sorted alphabetically so if there are notebooks you want at the top of your list you can use ! or @ or ~ in front of your notebook title.  In my image, for example, I have my INBOX notebook with an ! in front to keep this notebook at the top of the list.  I use a ~ to keep my GENEALOGY notebook stacks together.  I have an ARCHIVE notebook and in front of that I put an x to keep it at the bottom of …

Signatures From Long Ago

I was on Family Search browsing the Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885 - 1950 images looking for a marriage license or record for Daisy Pauline Gensel and imagine my surprise when I found my great grandparents on there.  Harold and Hazel (Killian) Seigfreid married 27 Nov 1938.  I was going to look for it but I just had not gotten to it.  The best part is that both of my great grandparent's signatures are on the marriage license application! My great grandmother's father, Byron Killian, also signed it as well as my great grandfather's mother, Edna (Gensel) Killian.

I cannot wait to see what other treasures I can find!