More Ways I Use Evernote for Genealogy

Evernote

I started using Evernote about 18 months ago (you can read my original post on the subject here) and I wanted to revisit the topic with some tips and tricks that I’ve picked up along the way, as well as highlight some new features. Evernote really has become more and more useful over the last […]

Techy Stuff for Genealogy

We’re talking about computers & technology in US-REC Study Group.  We have chapters to read in Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy and in The Source, but honestly, I learn more tech tips from my genea-friends than books could ever cover.  So, in the spirit of sharing, here are some of the tech tools I use […]

Sharing Genealogy Electronically – A Webinar Review

Sharing Genealogy Electronically

I recently watched the recorded version of Legacy’s Sharing Genealogy Electronically webinar, presented by Geoff Rasmussen.  The Legacy Online Store describes this webinar as: Sharing Genealogy Electronically. Join Legacy Family Tree’s Geoff Rasmussen as he presents a live workshop to both 1) the West Valley Genealogical Society in Youngtown, Arizona and 2) to a live […]

Where does the time go?

toggl-yesterday

Back in November, I decided I wanted to track the time I spent on various genealogy projects.  One reason for this was to be able to better plan my monthly to-do lists (I have a tendency to overbook myself).  I knew I wanted a web-based system (preferably one that was free).  There are several available, […]

What I Do – Technology for Genealogy Research

Thomas MacEntee over at GeneaBloggers has a meme called What I Do. Thomas says: you basically list what you use in terms of technology to either run your genealogy business or pursue your family history as a hobby. Here’s my list: * Hardware:  Dell Inspiron I1720 laptop * External storage: a couple of 4mg flash […]

Using Evernote for Genealogy

Evernote

I‘ve been using Evernote for a little over a week now and I love it.  I wanted to share what I like about it, how I’m using it and, hopefully, gets tips from others. As a brief overview for those who are unfamiliar with Evernote, it is a note-organizing software program.  There are desktop versions, […]

Online Family Trees: What are your search results?

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings wrote an interesting post last week about Google results when searching for names from your own trees.  He searched one one of his names combined with a location, using various search types and reported out the top results.  I decided to give it a try with my own search results. I have an Ancestry […]

A Makeover for Tonia’s Roots

Tonia's Roots, genealogy

Regular visitors may have noticed that Tonia’s Roots got a new look today!  I hope you like it as much as I do. Reasons for Redesigning Although I really liked the old look, I was getting somewhat tired of it. The footnote plug-in that I use was not playing well with the old theme and […]

Browsing Surnames Here at Tonia’s Roots

genealogy, TNG, Hemphill, Ellis, Roberts

The software that I use to run the genealogy portion of this website (the excellent TNG), is fairly intuitive, but sometimes it helps to have instructions.  All the genealogy data can be found by on the “Family Tree” tab and these instructions apply only to that section of the website. The most common question people […]

“Family Tree” Overview

The “Family Tree” tab (above) contains a database of all my genealogy research.  I thought it would be helpful to provide a navigational overview. The Genealogy Menu is visible in the sidebar whenever you are in the “Family Tree” section.  It contains links to: Surnames includes a list of the top 30 surnames in the […]