Sunday, September 28, 2014

Evernote Reminders...Part 2


You can find my first post here:  How I Process Death Certificates Using Evernote Reminders

To day we will look at different ways to sort and view your reminders.


If you click on Notes this will give you all of your notes in Evernote (#1 in the image above) and it will also give you a list of all of your reminders (#3 in the image above).  If you click on the cogwheel (#2 in the image above) you will find your options for sorting your reminders (see the image below.)


I believe the default is to sort them by notebook but you can also sort by reminder date (in image below)


In the image below they are sorted by upcoming reminders in each notebook.


In the image below they are sorted by reminder date showing all upcoming reminders but not by each individual notebook.  This is the way I prefer to see mine.  You can also choose to show any recently completed reminders.


You can also view your reminders from within individual notebooks.  The image below is my Genealogy To Do notebook in my Genealogy stack.  You can see the list of reminders above the notes in this notebook.  The same cogwheel is there for you to sort your reminders.


You can also search for notes with reminders using Evernote's powerful search feature.  To find any note with a reminder that has been completed in the last 7 days you would use reminderDoneTime:day-7.  In the image below is my one note completed in the last 7 days.  You can see the date that the reminder was completed by the alarm icon; the date has a line through it (the green box to the right of image below.)

reminderOrder:*             -- gives all notes with a reminder
reminderTime:day          -- gives all notes with a reminder for today
reminderTime:day+7     -- gives all notes with a reminder in the next 7 days


I have not used Evernote's search feature very much with reminders so I am sure there are other ways to search for reminders that contain certain tags etc.

My next post will be about viewing your reminders on your calendar...I LOVE this!

Until next time...happy ancestor hunting!





Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun on Sunday


From Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings :

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):


1)  Dana Leeds on the Enthusiastic Genealogist blog asks "Did/Do Your Children Know Any of Their Great-Grandparents?"

2)  I thought that would be a great Saturday Night Genealogy Fun question - so please share your response with us in a blog post of your own, in a comment on this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

3)  For extra credit, or in case the answer is "No," then please answer the question for yourself, or your parents.


Luckily for my son, Hunter, he knows 5 of his great grandparents!  My mother's parents, my father's dad and step mom and my dad's mom.  He is very close with his great grandfathers and his grandfather; he spends a lot of time hunting with them.  (I hope he knows how lucky he is!!)


My maternal grandparents with their great grandchildren!
(Hunter is in the back)
I was also lucky enough to know my great grandparents.  I knew my maternal paternal great grandmother, my paternal paternal great grandparents and my paternal step maternal great grandmother.  My paternal paternal great grandparents lived out the road from house until Grandpa died in 1995.  When I was in elementary school I would go to their house after school and most nights we ate dinner with them.  My sister and I would go to church with them on Sunday's and out for lunch after church.  They were wonderful people!!

Harold Elwood Seigfreid.  My paternal paternal great grandfather.

Hazel Killian Seigfreid.  My paternal paternal great grandmother.

I miss my great grandparents more all the time!  I am very grateful that I was able to know them!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Spreadsheet, Evernote, or Legacy To Do List???

I have been trying to figure out what to do about my research log.  Should I keep it in a spreadsheet, in Evernote or in my Legacy program??

I tried a spreadsheet...


but I don't really like it.  Then I tried a Legacy To Do List...


but I'm not sure if I like this or not.  Here is what I have in Evernote...


I like my Evernote research log / notes the best.  My issue is do I keep using Evernote and making a research log for every single person even when they only have a little bit of information (mainly those with only one entry)??  

Maybe I'm putting too much thought in to this!  Why change what is working??  

What do you do??


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