Today’s episode of Research Like a Pro is about setting up an organizational system that you trust to hold your projects and give you reminders about what needs to be done on any certain day. What good is a filing system or calendar that is never used? Have you tried a new tool but given up when it didn’t meet your needs? This is the time to revisit how you’re organizing your genealogy and make some decisions that will help you feel more productive. We discuss physical filing systems, digital filing systems, genealogy software, reference material, emails, organizing projects, calendars, project lists, and next action lists. We also discuss Evernote, Trello, Google Drive, Google Calendar, and Google Tasks.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, revised edition by David Allen – affiliate link to Amazon
3 Reasons to Have Personal Genealogy Software and How to Choose by Diana at Family Locket
Google Tasks – Google Support Article
Google Calendar – Google Support Article
Google Drive – Google Support Article
Google Keep – checklist and notes app
Boost your Genealogy Productivity with Google Keep by Diana at Family Locket
Evernote – note taking app
Trello – app to manage projects and stay organized
Study Group – more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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