Randy has put up his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun for this week. I’m supposed to write about what genealogy fun I had this week. I wish I could say I went on some wonderful field trip…but I didn’t.
My genealogy fun involves Evernote. Last week, I went back to working in the French Civil Records. I’ve decided to see if my ancestors had relatives who came to America. So, I’m working on 1840 to whatever the last records are. I started with the death records since it would be good to know which people were dead so I don’t go looking for them elsewhere.
After working for a day or two, saving records by copying and pasting them to Paint, it dawned on me. I have Evernote! I wasn’t sure if it would work with these databases, but I was willing to give it a try.
I went back to the records I had already found. I clicked on the elephant icon in my toolbar (which represents Evernote) and filled in the information. I found that I couldn’t save a clipping of only the entry I wanted. But, I could save the page.
With just a couple of clicks and some notations, I saved the documents to my Lassalle-Mazeres notebook. I checked on them in Evernote to see what I had. For some reason, it’s not working well on my Nook Color. However, it’s beautiful on my PC. The documents are easy to read and to identify. What’s more is once I save them, I can open them up in photo gallery, rename them, and save a copy to my computer.
This is so much easier than dealing with Paint. Plus they are organized in a way that I can refer back to them easily.
So, while this might not be your idea of fun, it is mine. 😀 It saves me time and that makes more time for researching! I’ve noted a couple of matches, added a few children previously unknown to me, and I’m filling in the blanks in my extended tree. That sounds like genealogy fun to me!
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com