Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wordless Wednesday



Dad, Me, and Mom Easter 1980

Friday, August 10, 2018

Evernote Genealogy Shared Notebook | An Update



I have been working on updating the Evernote Genealogy Notebook with some new templates and new screen shots.  If you have not joined the Genealogy Notebook you can find the instructions here.  I have also reorganized the notebook so it is easier to find things.  All notes are now linked through the index and the note titles and numbered to correspond with the index.

Updated Index Note

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Putting Pen to Paper




Over at Anglers Rest Julie Goucher posted Planners, Notebooks & How it Came to be about her planning system.  I thought I would share how I plan and keep track of everything that I do.


As most of you know I use Evernote for my brain but sometimes I just have to write things down.  I have always used some sort of planner.  I even used Evernote for a planner for a while but I missed putting pen to paper.  


There are tons of options for planners.  I currently use a Chic Sparrow Traveler's Notebook.  It is in the Mr. Darcy Leather and the color is a retired color called Mayflower.  {This was gifted to me by a wonderful person and friend...she is the best} I've also grown to love fountain pens but that is a post for another time.  



Inside the front cover there are some sticky pockets with clips and some business cards.  On the right is a dashboard that I made and in the pocket are some stickers.


This is the other side of the dashboard with a picture from our wedding almost 14 years ago.  On the right is the front of the Rhodia dot grid notebook that I use.


The back of my dashboard with a notepad in the pocket.  On the right is another notebook that I use for GeneaBloggersTRIBE stuff.  In this travelers notebook I have room for 4 notebooks.  I currently have three in this one; the one you do not see is where I write down my monthly goals.



 I keep many different things in my Rhodia  notebook.  I track my migraines and my fibromyalgia pain each day.

 A monthly calendar with appointment and important dates and bills that need to be paid.


  Each week has a two page spread where I keep my work hours, appointments, and to dos.  There is also a tracker for each week where I track cleaning, blogging, and personal care.


 At the end of all of my weekly spreads there is a place for notes.  Usually there are genealogy notes here.  Sometimes it will include notes from YouTube videos, Podcasts, and Webinars all about various topics.  If I jot something on a sticky note it ends up here as well.  {This note is about how my husband and I are 5th cousins...another post for another time.}


I also use my Google Calendar for monthly appointments and future planning so I have it with me on the go.  My travelers notebook usually sits on the left corner of my desk where I can easily get to it.  It is perfect for tossing in my bag if I need to take it with me.


 What planner do you use? Or do you do something different?





Saturday, August 4, 2018

Database Stats




Have you looked at your numbers recently?


I have not done a statistics post since 2015 {or even looked at my stats}.  In 2015 I had 3,109 people in my Legacy database and today I have 3,397.  In the last three years {probably more like 2.5 years}  I managed to only add 288 people to my database.  I took a break from Genealogy for a few months.  When I did return to researching I found that it would be wise to focus on cleaning up my information and sources.  

My focus for the rest of 2018 will be to work on adding Find A Grave information for those in my database that do not have it.  Once that is complete I plan to head to Ancestry.com to add death certificates.  

What do your stats look like?

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