10 December 2012

How to Use Evernote for Genealogical Research

Jordan Jones, current President of the National Genealogical Society, was interviewed by a writer at Evernote a few months back. They asked for a photo and some screen captures of how he uses Evernote for genealogy, and created a post about this.

... In this day and age, more documents are becoming digitized and the challenge is figuring out how to find and organize them. I use Evernote to capture documents, images, and PDFs I find online, and later add descriptive notes to these pieces of information. Serious genealogists try to keep a record of everything they find, even if it’s full of lies and conjecture. (For example, if you suspect that a document might be fraudulent or inaccurate, you can make a note of it. If you come across it again, you will know that you already saw and evaluated it.) Using Evernote, you can add your own notes, questions, and task boxes to the images of records you find in your research...

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Do you use Evernote for your genealogical research?  Do you have other tips for those already using Evernote for family history research?  Or, for those not yet using Evernote for their genealogical research, how would you “sell” using it?

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1 comment:

  1. I use Evernote daily as my PC's data storage and retrieval system of preference! It shines for family tree building.

    I'm a 'source document' fanatic - I love images of original documents and photos and such to help bring my relatives back as people from my past.

    With Evernote any image I see on my computer monitor I can capture with the press of a button. I can file that picture of a gravestone or that image of a scan of gr-gr whoever's obituary from an on-line newspaper - and - I copy and past the link so I can go right back to the original webpage site anytime.

    Evernote beats old papernote books and 3 ring binders with colored section divider tabs!