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For this post on OneNote I was going to show you inside of my notebooks but I thought you should know how the notebooks work first.  

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Notebooks have sections, pages, and groups.  A section can have a page and a page can have subpages.  A group can have sections with pages, subpages and also groups. 

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Some things you can do in notebooks are:

  • You can name sections, pages, subpages and groups whatever you would like.
  • You can click anywhere on the page and start typing.
  • You can add images, tables, etc. {you can even add calendars}.
  • You can add audio files as well.

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There is a lot you can do in OneNote to make it your own and make it work for you.  It took me some time to get it to where it is now.  I will be showing you inside my notebooks next time!

Do you use OneNote?  How do you make it work for you?


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Hopefully this will clear up any questions you may have.





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 …