A New Look

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  Visitors the last couple of days will have noticed that Tonia’s Roots has a new look!  Making this change has been in the back of my mind for about a year, and the time finally came a  few weeks ago to move forward. The reasons for the update were mostly performance-based, but the site has […]

Evernote for Genealogy: Quick Tip #3

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In the last installment of my Quick Tips on using Evernote for Genealogy, I talked about using the Evernote Web Clipper to clip information from the interwebs.  Today, I’m going to tell you about another tool that can make your web clips even better.  It’s an add-on called Clearly and it is hands-down my favorite […]

Evernote for Genealogy: Quick Tip #2

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Welcome to the second installment in my series of Quick Tips on using Evernote for Genealogy.  One of the most popular uses for Evernote is to clip information from the interwebs.  Webclips are especially useful in genealogy, because we come across so much information that we want to keep and refer back to in the […]

Evernote for Genealogy: Quick Tip #1

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Some of you know that I presented a webinar for the Southern California Genealogical Society last weekend. The topic was “Transform Your Note-taking and Remember Everything with Evernote.” There was so much interest in the topic and so many questions from participants that I’ve decided to start an occasional series of Evernote Quick Tips. Before […]

Document Analysis Report – Evidentia Wishlist

Last week, I wrote a post about my experience using Evidentia to analyze a death certificate.  In it, I mentioned that I would like the Evidentia program to produce a Document Analysis report.  Here is how I think such a report should look; the first part is a template with Evidentia fields in brackets and […]

Trying out Evidentia

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Recently, I’ve been trying out Evidentia, a new-ish program to aid in the analysis and proof of genealogical problems. I’m not going to explain how the program works & it’s terminology. If you haven’t heard about Evidentia yet, you can read about a review here that goes into a bit more of the background. I […]

Research Ties: A Review

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Last year at the FGS conference, I visited a vendor booth for a new web-based service to keep research logs, called Research Ties.  The program had not been released at that time, so I signed up for the mailing list.  When I was planning the sessions I wanted to attend at RootsTech and spotted one […]

Why I (Sometimes) Like OneNote Better than Evernote

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If you are a regular visitor here (or follow me on Twitter), then you know that I love Evernote.  However, sometimes I prefer to use OneNote.  Evernote is the clear leader when it comes to saving and retrieving  notes, but sometimes I want to take notes in a way that Evernote doesn’t support.  That’s when […]