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In Legacy I use the Index view a lot.  A few months ago I realized that I could customize what I see on my screen.  The image below shows what my Index normally looks like.  My direct line ancestors are in bold {I marked them with the red ! so you could see them easier.}  To customize your view click on the options button in the top right.


The image below shows you the choices once you click on Options.  Click on Customize Columns to add or remove columns in your index. You can also click on the column headings to open the Customize Index View.


#1 in the image below is where you click to bring up the Field Name options.  The Name to Display column is what your column headings will be called {#3 in the image below.}  You can see that I added the date I modified the individuals in my database {#2 in image below.}  Behind the customization box you can see what the Date Modified column looks like.


Unfortunately, you can only search the RIN, Given Names, and Surname columns.

You do have a lot of flexibility in what to include in your Index view.  The image below shows some of the choices.



I added three of my tags to my Index View {see image below.}  Tag #1 is my husband's direct line, Tag #2 in my direct line, and Tag #4 is telling me that my Find A Grave Event/Fact needs to be added.


Once you find a layout that works you can save it; you can have 10 different Index Views saved at a time.  

If you click on Save {in the red box in the image below} you will see screen 1{in the image below}.  Choose a number and a name to save your Index to and click save.  To change your view to a saved one click on Load and you can choose one of your saved views to load {#2 in the image below.}


How do you plan to use the customized index in your genealogy??

See you back here tomorrow for letter J.

Enjoy your weekend!

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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 …