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Interesting This Week



  1. Paper Planning Magazine -- The 2nd issue is up.  It is about planners and planning.  Great resource.
  2. Forever -- Cloud photo storage.  I am still looking in to this but it looks like this could be great solution for precious photographs.
  3. Carolina Girl Genalogy blog -- She did a post about the Little Family Tree app for kids.  This looks like a great idea for the kiddos in your life.
  4. October is Family History Month!  @ Desperately Seeking Surnames  there is a post highlighting 4 things to do to celebrate.
  5. UpFront with NGS shared some upcoming virtual genalogy fairs
  6. Barbara Poole shared 10 Things I Wished I Knew When I Started My Blog
  7. I Heart Planners -- YOUR PLANNER WON’T HELP YOU GET MORE DONE
  8. HOW TO MAKE GROCERY STORE FLOWERS LOOK FANCY
  9. I love this browser timer.  It helps keep me on track.
  10. The Pomodoro Technique for time management.  {It goes with the browser timer above}
What interesting things did you find this week??


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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!

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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 …