In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss how to create a genealogy reference center in Evernote. Do you have stacks of handouts from genealogy conferences and classes? What are you doing with that blog post or online article you know you’ll need in the future? Can you quickly find reference information that you saved from a lecture? Knowing how to access these items can help you become more efficient in your genealogy research. Diana shares the strategies she uses. Listen to find out if she convinces Nicole to start using Evernote more often.
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide
Create Your Own Genealogy Reference Center with Evernote – post by Diana
Evernote Web Clipper – Chrome Web Store
Evernote Compare Plans – Evernote Information Page
Evernote and Google Drive – Evernote Information Page
Evernote Upload Limits – Evernote Help Center
How to annotate images and PDFs in Evernote – Evernote Help Center
Study Group – more information and email list
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I first have to give you Kudos for the amazing work you do on your podcasts. The worst part of my work commute is when I don’t have another RLP podcast to listen to. I have your book in both digital and hard copies and just love all that you both offer to the genealogy community.
I am wondering if you have ever used OneNote for organizing your genealogy research. I LOVE using OneNote as it feels more like the old-fashioned paper binders. It allows me to create unlimited notebooks with layers, groupings, subgroups, and pages for unlimited organization options. With Evernote I felt a bit disorganized as I’m a very visual person and I like having a heirarchy that I didn’t feel like I had with Evernote (though I may not have given it enough time).
Some of the perks outside of just the feel of “binders”:
-I can use WIN+Shift+S in Windows 10 to take a screencapture or clipping that I can then set the text as searchable.
-I can click on and then drag a picture into the Notebook page and it will copy the image plus give me a reference link as to where I got it from (it does this for copy+pasted text as well).
-I can “print” a webpage directly into my notebooks as a new page.
-I can attach copies of pdfs and other files to my pages as a link or have it imported into my pages.
These are just a few of the things I LOVE about OneNote and am curious if it’s something you have ever tried. Keep up the WONDERFUL work!
Thanks for sharing how you use OneNote. I do have it, and have used it for a few things but haven’t invested the time to master it. I do like the idea of the hierarchy and can see how that would beneficial. Thanks for these excellent tips!
I’m trying to register for How to Research Like a pro in 30 Minutes a Day on May 8, 12pm but the link takes me to Webinar Links and wants me to sign up for an account to hold my own webinars. What’s up with that? I’d really like to attend but can’t figure out how. Thank you!
Sorry Sally, that was from a couple years ago. I updated the show notes to remove that old information!