Planning My FGS 2014 Conference Schedule

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The FGS 2014 Conference in San Antonio is approaching fast. For those unfamiliar, this is the national genealogy conference put on by the Federation of Genealogical Societies. You don’t have to be a member of FGS or a member of any genealogical society to attend; it is open to anyone interested in genealogical research. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

SSDI Mining

Earlier this week, Randy Seaver wrote a post called “Are You Prepared to Research Without the SSDI?” about mining SSDI data, in case we lose access to this valuable resource.  I thought this was a great idea, so I’ve spent several hours this week working the SSDI database and it has been time well spent. […]

More Ways I Use Evernote for Genealogy

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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 […]

Weekly Updates for 2010-07-07

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RT @FamilyStories: RT @authorjswan: A writer’s technique: the idea notebook: http://wp.me/pQSoo-6x #writers #authors #genealogy # RT @evernote: See how social media expert and best-selling author @chrisbrogan uses Evernote to keep himself organized: http://bit.ly/cIZnk0 # RT @savingstories: Read about a sly way to find living decendants: http://bit.ly/9iTyeX #genealogy # Blog post: July #Genealogy To-Dos http://ht.ly/25Yhz # […]