Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How I Process Death Certificates Using Evernote Reminders

Today while I was at work I received a notice on my phone that I had an Evernote reminder for today.  I was excited because I knew when I got a chance to do some genealogy today that I would be following up on this reminder instead of sitting at my computer trying to figure out what I needed to work on.

Death Certificates in Evernote


First I created a Pennsylvania death certificate search list from my Legacy database and saved it as a pdf.  When I have some time I go through my list and look for the death certs on ancestry.com  When I find the death certificate I save it to my computer and then process it.

I saved Christianna Daum's death certificate as 6769 -- Christianna Elizabeth Cadwallader Daum in my Cadwallader surname file on my computer.  [Christianna is my 4th great grandmother].  I then pulled [drag and drop] the death certificate into Evernote in a new note and add the appropriate tags [#1] and title [#3].  I also add the url of where I got the death certificate from [#2].

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To the right above the note you will see an icon that looks like an alarm clock with a check mark in it. [circled in green in the image below]. If you click on this you can add a date for when you want to be reminded.  For Christianna's death certificate I picked a day that I thought I might have some time to do some research about her for my reminder date.


I then went to Christianna's research log in Evernote and added an entry that the death certificate needed to be sourced and added to legacy [the last entry].


Fast forward to today ... I got my reminder for my death certificate.  I went to Evernote looked to see what the reminder was for and then opened Christianna's research log and saw where I had left off and what I needed to do.  I updated Legacy with the information and also updated my research log.


It looks like a lot but it really only takes a few minutes to complete.  I'm finding that reminders are great in so many ways.  I will have another post soon with more information about reminders and how you can see reminders on your calendar.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Happy ancestor hunting!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Evernote Search Cheat Sheet





I found a new cheat sheet today for Evernote.  It has been added to my Evernote Genealogy notebook.  Below is a screen shot of the cheat sheet.



The cheat sheet was found at Cheatography.  The cheat sheets are free; you can also create your own. This particular sheet was created by ferdipeeters on 22 April 2017.  The cheat sheets are licensed under a creative commons license.  You can view it here.

Also, you can find the pdf in my shared genealogy notebook or by going to this link to download the pdf.


I am in no way affiliated with cheatography.com I just really enjoy the simplicity and ease of use of their cheat sheets.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Google Calendar + Evernote Reminders = A Perfect Match




Do you wish you could see your Evernote Reminders in your Google Calendar??  You can and I will show you how!


1.  Go to Cronofy -- Cronofy syncs with Evernote and Google Calendar with 2 way syncing.  You can change the title in your calendar and it will also change it in Evernote.  

This is what you will see when you get to Cronofy.

2.  Select your calendar service. (
I set mine up so they show up in a separate calendar in Google Calendar called TO DO.  If you want to set up a separate calendar do it before connecting your Google Calendar.  If you do not know how follow these instructions).


Supported calendar services.

3.  Connect with your Evernote account.  
4.  Select your settings.  
5.  Connection complete!

The screen you get when your connections are made.

It may take a few minutes to see your reminders in your calendar.


Google Calendar with my Evernote Reminders.

If you want more information on Evernote Reminders below are links to some other posts I have done :


Do you sync Evernote Reminders to your calendar?  Do you use a different method?  Tell me how you do it in the comments.  As always if you have any questions please let me know.
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