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Saving Searches in Evernote

After my last posts about  Searching in Evernote  and  Searching in Evernote Part 2  I have had some questions about saving searches.  Saving searches is not difficult and can be done quickly. #1 in the image below is the search box. #2 shows the recent searches in the drop down box that appears once you click in the search box. #3 shows the saved searches. Once you type your search in the search box you can save your search by clicking on the save search button (in the image below) and a pop up will open. The image below shows the saved search properties pop up box and this is where you can change the name of your saved search.  Once the search is saved click out of the search box and then click in it again to open the recent searches / saved searches box shown in image 1 above. You can then right click or drag and drop the saved search to add it to your shortcuts bar.  The next time you need to run the same search click on the saved search in your shortcuts bar to

Evernote Quick Tip -- Keyboard shortcuts

Evernote has some keyboard shortcuts to help you get information into Evernote quicker.  The following shortcuts are for Windows Desktop : Function Shortcut Create a new note Ctrl + N Create a new notebook Ctrl + Shift + N Paste the contents of the clipboard as a new note Ctrl + Alt + V Paste from the clipboard with unformatted text Ctrl + Shift + V Paste from the clipboard with original formatting Ctrl + V Create a new tag Ctrl + Shift + T Check spelling F7 Insert a check-box Ctrl + Shift + C Create a bulleted list Ctrl + Shift + B Create a numbered list Ctrl + Shift + O Insert a horizontal line Ctrl + Shift + - To center text Ctrl + E Add a hyperlink Ctrl + K Remove a hyperlink Ctrl + Shift + R Create a new saved search Ctrl + Shift + S Reset search Ctrl + Shift + A Rename a saved search F2 Find in Evernote Win + Shift + F Start screen capture mode. (You can use the Web Clipper to get a screen capture from a website or you can right clic
Some surnames I am researching.  Most are in Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

Searching in Evernote Part 2

In the first Searching in Evernote post you learned about Evernote's search syntax.  Using the same methods as in the last post you can also search dates.  You can search for notes created or updated on a specific day, 30 days ago, this month, last year, etc. The image below shows notes created last week using created:week-1 By using created:day or updated:day where day is replaced by any of the following day terms below will give you the notes you are looking for. Day Term Use with created:day or updated:day Date 20141215 or 20140407 Today day Yesterday day-1 30 days ago day-30 This week week Last week week-1 This month month Last month month-1 This year year Last year year-1 You can also search for notes by source by using the following: To Find Search Syntax Email source:mail.smtp Web page source:web.clip Mobile source:mobile.* Application source:app.* Delicious source

Statistics in Legacy

One of the nice features of Legacy is that it can provide you with a lot of information about your data in the form of numbers and charts in Statistics. The image below show where you find Statistics in your Legacy program.  It is under the Tools tab and then near the end of the Tools ribbon you will see the Statistics icon. What kinds of things can you learn from Statistics?? The image below shows what my database file look like in Statistics when I opened it today.  You can get lists of the most popular surname, the most popular given name, the most popular locations, etc.  As you click on the items in the list you will see the Show Graph, Create Search List, and other buttons become available near the bottom right of the screen. (See image below) The image below show what one of the graphs look like.  There are a few different options for the type of graph you want to see.  (I'm not big on their color choices and I don't see a way to change them). In Mar

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Allen Erwine

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to: 1)  W e're going to do a little bit of Semi-Random Online Research tonight... 2)  Go to your family tree database of choice (you know, like RootsMagic, Reunion, Ancestry Member Tree), and determine who the very first person on your list of E surnames is.  Or the first person on your list of I surnames.  Or Q surnames.  Or any other name you need to research.  Your choice! 3)  What do you know (or not know) about this person based on your research?  It's OK to do more research if you need to - in fact, it's encouraged! 4)  How are you related to this person, and why is s/he in your family tree? 5)  Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook Status post or Google+ Stream post. Here is what I know from my database about my great grandfather: Information Source Name Allen W. Erwine from my grandmoth

Searching In Evernote

One of the best features of Evernote is Evernote's searching capabilities!  You should be able to find anything in Evernote no matter what notebook you placed it in.  There are so many ways to search that this will have to be broken down into smaller posts. The search box in Evernote is in the top menu bar. Clicking on Notes in the side bar will allow you to search all of your notes. If I wanted to search in my RESEARCH notebook for the surname of Everitt my search would look like notebook:RESEARCH + tag:Everitt.   To search a notebook that includes two words it would look like notebook:"BEST PRACTICES" + tag:CITATIONS and this would give me all notes in the BEST PRACTICES notebook tagged with CITATIONS. To search for all notes that are tagged you would use tag:* and for notes that are untagged -tag:* Right now I have a saved search for untagged notes so that I can easily find notes that need to be tagged. To search for notes that inc

Tagging and Notebooks in Evernote

With the Genealogy Do Over going full force there has been a lot of Evernote questions popping up and most have to do with tagging and notebooks so today I am going to share how my notebooks and tags are set up. Notebooks shown in blue box and tags are shown in green box. Inbox Stack : The Inbox notebook which is my default notebook is where everything goes before it gets tagged and moved to the correct notebook.   The To Do notebook holds all to do's both genealogy and personal and they all get assigned a reminder.  Once the task is complete they are moved to the appropriate notebook with correct tags added.   The Blog notebook is a temporary notebook that holds information and ideas for blog posts.  Once I don't need the information any more it is either deleted or moved to the appropriate notebook. Genealogy Stack :  The Best Practices notebook has citation information and information pertaining to my Legacy Family Tree genealogy program. The Research notebo

Louisa Nagle Kinley and / or Pealer

I have a death certificate for a Louisa Pealer with a date of birth as 4 Oct 1830.  My Louisa Kinley has a birth date of 4 Oct 1830 {she is buried with her husband George Kinley} which I found on and confirmed by going to the Creveling cemetery in Almedia, Columbia county, Pennsylvania and taking a photo of the headstone.  The death date of 5 Nov 1908 matches as well. Headstone for Louisa Kinley wife of George Kinley in Crevling Cemetery, Almedia, Columbia county, Pennsylvania. Close up of headstone. Pennsylvania Death Certificate for Louisa Pealer On the death certificate it lists the informant as Fanny R Sutliff and from census records(see below) I know that George and Louisa had a daughter named Fanny. Louisa's parents are listed as Jocob and Rebecca Moyer Nagle. Census Comparison Sheet following the family through the census' Also, the death certificate lists the date of burial as being 9 Nov 1908 at Almedia.  Bingo!  The cemetery tha

Accentuate the Positive 2014 Geneameme

Jill Ball at  GeniAus  posted : Accentuate the Positive 2014 Geneameme Here are my answers: 1.  An elusive ancestor I found -- Unfortunately, I have not been able to find the parents of Rev. Alvah Russel Rutan but I am hoping that 2015 will bring some great clues on where to look so I can find out who they are. 2.  A precious family photo I found was of my Great grandparents.  I love this photo of them!  On the back are their names in her handwriting!!  There is no date either.  I think this was taken at their house in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. 3.  An ancestor's grave I found was -- No cemetery exploring for me in 2014 but I will be back out there as soon as it gets nice out again!  Unless you count the ones I have been able to find on Findagrave.  I have been lucky enough, recently, to have come across a lot of my Houseknecht's headstones on Findagrave along with some new family members that I have been able to add to my tree.  (