This week I am still trying to decide what I will use to collate all the
I will be gathering about my ancestors.
- Will I use Evernote or OneNote?
- Will I use a checklist associated with a timeline?
- What is the easiest way to keep track of all this information?
Previous to this genealogy do over with Thomas MacEntee, this is what I used to do:
At archives or library
- Decide on surname to research – check microfilms, microfiche, newspapers
- Write info on paper with some basic source – I could find again but perhaps not another relative
- Go home and add the info to the database on my computer software programme
- Before the next visit, print out family group sheets to add the new information on there, instead of scraps of paper
But now I am researching more online, how can I make use of my time more effectively and efficiently?
I am thinking of buying a MacBook Air that is light to carry, download Microsoft Office 2016 on it – that means OneNote, keep the Macbook just for genealogy, learn how to use OneNote so I have a notebook per family and pages per family member with a checklist and timeline per person on their page. Hopefully clip and add to their pages. ALso have my genealogy software on this Macbook.
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