In our podcast episode today, we are sharing Nicole's RootsTech lecture, Organize Your Research with Google Drive. Do you work from multiple devices? Laptop, desktop, work computer, home computer, smartphone, iPad? Learn how to utilize the free tools at Google Drive and Google Docs to help keep your genealogy research organized. You can create research logs with Google Sheets, transcribe records into Google Docs, add document links to records you have saved within your Google Drive files and share your work with other genealogists. The comment feature is a powerful collaborative tool that allows you to give and receive feedback...
If you're like me, you keep your family's current photos on a cloud site like Google Photos, but you also have old family videos on YouTube, genealogy documents on Google Drive, and ancestor memorial pages on FamilySearch, Ancestry, and Fold3.com. At RootsTech, I met Stan Kinsey, whose new tool, Collectionaire, can help you build a hub or table of contents which acts as an web portal to all your family's online content. Isn't this an innovative idea? Instead of feeling like your content is scattered across multiple cloud sites, you can organize links to it all in one handy website....
I taught Organize Your Research with Google Drive at RootsTech this year and I enjoyed preparing for it immensely. I already loved Google Drive and used it with my usual genealogy workflow; but my preparation helped me find even more ways to use it to become a more productive and organized researcher. In this post, I'm sharing an overview of what I covered in the class, as well as links to my syllabus and presentation slides. I love sharing and I hope you will benefit from viewing the course materials. Organize Your Research with Google Drive Expanded Syllabus PDF -...
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