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  1. Denise Denise says:

    I was delighted when Kerry Scott asked me to review her new book, How to Use Evernote for Genealogy I was evendelighted when she forwarded me a review copy in PDF format That copy now is loaded with highlights, bookmarks and notes I thought I knew Evernote until I read this book Kerry has given me dozens of ideas on using Evernote to improve my research workflows, manage my notes and even simplify everyday tasks This book is amazing The book begins by covering Evernote basics and alth I was delighted when Kerry Scott asked me to review her new book, How to Use Evernote for Genealogy I was evendelighted when she forwarded me a review copy in PDF format That copy now is loaded with highlights, bookmarks and notes I thought I knew Evernote until I read this book Kerry has given me dozens of ideas on using Evernote to improve my research workflows, manage my notes and even simplify everyday tasks This book is amazing The book begins by covering Evernote basics and although I expected to breeze through it, I found a number of tips and features that were new to me Kerry does a marvelous job demonstrating how to use Evernote with research examples we all regularly encounter If you weren t already an Evernote fan, this book will convince you to become one In addition to step by step instructions, you ll also find power user tips, workflow recommendations and success strategies.My favorite chapters were the ones on tags and searching These two features have doneto make my research manageable than decades of organizational gurus Kerry starts with the basics and then offers a number of ideas to make the most of them I loved her Emma tip for dealing with people who have multiple surnames She offers tips for simple searches along with details on taking advantage of all Evernote s searchable elements.Chapter 8 is titled Putting It All Together and it does just that She takes many of the everyday research elements and adapts them for use within Evernote From correspondence logs to research plans, you ll see how Evernote can make them evenuseful There are also a number of great ideas for using Evernote to geotag notes, track DNA results and index records as you capture them.The book is full of checklists, worksheets and forms that can be used to set up Evernote for genealogical research There are all kinds of usage tips like using annotation tools to highlight the small notice regarding my ancestor on a larger newspaper page She hasn t forgotten security either There are sections on securing your account, backing up notes and troubleshooting problems.Kerry has created an impressive reference for anyone using Evernote to manage their family history If will support the needs of the beginner as well as the experienced user How to Use Evernote for Genealogy is available at ShopFamilyTree.com The paperback edition is currently on sale for 18.99 and the ebook edition PDF is 25.99 It will be available at19.13 in mid November and it s already the 1 new release in Genealogy


  2. Louise Louise says:

    Pretty good overview of what all Evernote can do for genealogists Written clearly with LOTS of helpful illustrations and suggested websites books, and the author s sense of humor shines through I ve been using Evernote for a while for non genealogy purposes, so some parts of this book were not as useful to me as they would be for someone who isn t familiar with this software app That said, I did pick up several ideas for organizing tags and notebooks for genealogy in particular as well as som Pretty good overview of what all Evernote can do for genealogists Written clearly with LOTS of helpful illustrations and suggested websites books, and the author s sense of humor shines through I ve been using Evernote for a while for non genealogy purposes, so some parts of this book were not as useful to me as they would be for someone who isn t familiar with this software app That said, I did pick up several ideas for organizing tags and notebooks for genealogy in particular as well as some new to me keyboard shortcuts and helpful forms I would definitely recommend this book for family history researchers who are ready to move beyond basic family trees and binders stuffed with papers


  3. Kim. E. Kim. E. says:

    I ve been doing genealogy since I was 13 years old, before I even knew what it was called or that there was a whole world of information available to help answer my questions Now of course I have wills, vital records, land records, copies of pictures of ancestors from the civil war, and an original journal my great grandfather wrote in 1918, among other incredible items.I m in the process of going back to the beginning in a sense, making sure that every record is documented correctly and to ens I ve been doing genealogy since I was 13 years old, before I even knew what it was called or that there was a whole world of information available to help answer my questions Now of course I have wills, vital records, land records, copies of pictures of ancestors from the civil war, and an original journal my great grandfather wrote in 1918, among other incredible items.I m in the process of going back to the beginning in a sense, making sure that every record is documented correctly and to ensure that I haven t made any mistakes in my research, particularly in one thread that I m not convinced is true While doing this I also knew that I needed to update my processes, such as keeping a research log to prevent me from having to repeat any of my research again, and to be able to pass this down to the next generation in my family My niece in particular is one of those people since she started her own research when she was young.I kept hearing that Evernote was a program many genealogists I know were starting to use and really liked the ease I use OneNote for Goodreads and it s great for helping me to keep track of my challenges and books I want to read, but wasn t sure it was want I wanted for this.By the time I was in the third or fourth chapter of this book written by Kerry Scott I was signing up for my own Evernote account and I m already very pleased with this decision In addition to working as an easy and quick way to make a note of any research I m doing or making a to do list, there is a web clipper function to add copies of any articles or records I find on the internet Evernote also has an app to add to your cell phone or tablet so you can access your research even in a cemetery, but there is also a camera feature that enables taking quality photos of documents when I m at the library or any of the courthouses, historical societies, or a relatives home, as well as the ability to add voice recordings Incredible This book does a great job explaining Evernote and works for a beginner to the program or someone with experience


  4. Alana Hart Alana Hart says:

    The Best Book I ve Read on EvernoteI ve been looking for a way to keep all of my genealogy stuff organized and I have finally found it Evernote has been sitting on my computer for years I never really understood what to do with it This book explained everything I ever wanted or needed to know and then a great dealThe searching capabilities of Evernote are astounding and cannot be matched by any other organizational tool I highly recommend reading this book It takes you from the begi The Best Book I ve Read on EvernoteI ve been looking for a way to keep all of my genealogy stuff organized and I have finally found it Evernote has been sitting on my computer for years I never really understood what to do with it This book explained everything I ever wanted or needed to know and then a great dealThe searching capabilities of Evernote are astounding and cannot be matched by any other organizational tool I highly recommend reading this book It takes you from the beginning to the end and beyond I has links and templates and tips You won t be disappointed


  5. Katharine Ott Katharine Ott says:

    How to Use Evernote for Genealogy written by Kerry Scott and published in 2015 by Family Tree Books, an imprint of F W Media I am as guilty as are others Scott mentions of dragging my feet implementing effective use of Evernote Reading and immediately putting into practice her step by step instructions was very useful and a strong incentive to get my notes better organized Evernote was not created with genealogy researchers in mind and I use it for tracking many additional facts of life, How to Use Evernote for Genealogy written by Kerry Scott and published in 2015 by Family Tree Books, an imprint of FW Media I am as guilty as are others Scott mentions of dragging my feet implementing effective use of Evernote Reading and immediately putting into practice her step by step instructions was very useful and a strong incentive to get my notes better organized Evernote was not created with genealogy researchers in mind and I use it for tracking many additional facts of life, but Scott s plentiful suggestions helped open my eyes to the possibilities Her breezy style and good humor were a bonus Now all I have to do is consistently put it all into regular practice


  6. Mia Carelli Mia Carelli says:

    This is an excellent how to manual about the popular software program I learned quite a lot and have actually started using it for genealogy Evernote has a powerful search function that supposedly also includes text in PDFs But I just don t get why you d use it over a word processing and picture editing programs currently on your computer It seemed to me that you re just copying things into Evernote, so why not just tag your pictures properly in whatever program you re using If it can reall This is an excellent how to manual about the popular software program I learned quite a lot and have actually started using it for genealogy Evernote has a powerful search function that supposedly also includes text in PDFs But I just don t get why you d use it over a word processing and picture editing programs currently on your computer It seemed to me that you re just copying things into Evernote, so why not just tag your pictures properly in whatever program you re using If it can really search PDFs, though, then it would be valuable to save journals, etc


  7. Kathy Kathy says:

    In addition to learning how the author uses Evernote for genealogy, readers learn a lot of basic information and ideas about other ways to use Evernote in everyday life I m pretty sure I ll be using what I ve learned I may even get a paid subscription because the ability to index words in images and pdfs is something I would love.


  8. Karen de Bruyne Karen de Bruyne says:

    A good basic guide to using Evernote for genealogyBasic guide but some bits are very American Would be nice to have some Uk templatesAlso Evernote has issues working on Kindle Fire


  9. Sheri Sheri says:

    Great ideasEven though I ve used Evernote for personal and work life for years, it never occurred to me to use it for my genealogy research Thanks to this book, I have great ideas of how to better organize my digital family history.


  10. Jana Gregory Jana Gregory says:

    To confusingI thought this would be a good book to help me with organization but I found it very confusing and not much help.


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