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Interesting This Week

I come across all kinds of stuff on the internet and wanted a way to share what I find so I am starting a weekly blog post called Interesting This Week.  Each Sunday I will post the things I have come across this week that I think are worth sharing.  They may or may not be genealogy related. The first installment of Interesting This Week starts now!


Category : Genealogy


Wiki Tree is having a Source-A-Thon on October 1st through October 3rd (72-hour sourcing marathon)

Amy Johnson Crow's blog post How to Find Your Ancestor by Researching Other People

Organize Your Family History -- How I store my genealogy information

Category : Currently Reading

Everyone Brave is Forgiven -- I just started this book this week after finding it in the Genealogy Gems Book Club

Category : Printables

Daily Docket I love using these when I feel overwhelmed on the weekend and don't really know where to begin my day.

Autumn/Fall printable blog tour -- Lots of goodies here to download and decorate your home.

Blog Planner Printable from Scattered Squirrel  -- I use a lot of her printables in my planner...I couldn't survive without them.


Category : Evernote 

Project Planning with Evernote

Organize Your Family History -- How I'm using Evernote for genealogy

How to Create Shortcuts for Frequently Accessed Notes, Notebooks, and Searches -- Not new to me this week but I have had some questions about how to do this.

Category : Miscellaneous

Wunderlist  -- I have been looking for a to do list manager for some time.  I have tried different ones and different ways for managing my to do's.  Wunderlist is on my desktop, my phone and my ipad so my lists are always accessible and I can keep track of reoccurring tasks as well.

Screen shot of  my to do lists.  There is still a lot more to add...I'm getting there slowly.



















What interesting things have you found??

See you next week for more fun found around the web!











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US Marine Casualty Cards

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