Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tag or Notebook organizing System?

Evernote, Tags, Notebooksf


Great blog post at harmonenterprises blog by Stacey Harmon about tagging or using stacked notebooks to organize in Evernote.  I use both.  I have a notebook for each project or main subject and then within that notebook are stacked notebooks to break it down.

I use an inbox notebook where every note goes that comes into Evernote; from there I review and sort each note.

My notebooks are always changing depending on what I am working on.  When I start a project it gets a notebook stack and when I finish the project I keep what I need to keep.  Those notes go to a filing cabinet notebook and get tagged with relevant notes.  I try to make sure the notes have informational titles so it is easier to search for a note if I need to.

 About twice a year I go through all of my notes one by one and delete the ones that are not relevant.  I did not think I would be deleting as many as I do but a lot of them I do not need to keep.

Be sure to check out Stacey Harmon's post mentioned above; there is a  lot of great information about tagging and notebooks.

How do you organize your notes?

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Great Genealogy Shape Up of 2018!




For most of 2017, I spent my genealogy time cleaning up my database in Legacy Family Tree.  I'm still working on cleaning up messes from when I first started my family tree.  For 2018, I plan to continue cleaning up my database.  I would also like to finish adding all Find A Grave information to my database as well.  

Find A Grave is a great place to find leads to research.  Legacy makes it very easy to find everyone in your database who do not have Find A Grave memorials.  


Click the drop-down arrow on the Find A Grave icon and it gives you the following options:




I selected create a list of people without a Find A Grave Memorial and I got a nice LONG list of people.  From this list, I have been able to find more ancestors to research and add to my database.

My other goal for 2018 is to find the people in my database who do not have a source {yes, I said without a source.  Gasp!} Legacy also makes it very easy to find these people.  You want to click on Search {in the image of the toolbar above it is the magnifying glass icon} and then on the Missing Sources tab.  I chose the first option which is to find all individuals who have no source.


Next, click on Create List at the bottom of the window and you will get a list of everyone in your database without a source.  There are a lot more than I thought there were.  I see lots of late nights in my future.


How are you planning to shape up your genealogy??

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