When I wanted a resource for a project, I remembered reading a particularly helpful article…but WHERE?! Was it in a magazine, a book or online? I couldn’t remember! Time to tame the information beast!
I decided to use OneNote mainly because I like the visual flexibility and I since I wanted to be able to post pictures I did not use Excel - but Evernote or SpringPad could work just as well. I created a “Genealogy” notebook in OneNote and added tabs for each subject. On the tabbed page I can add weblinks to a blogpost or other online page, outline a handout that is in a conference syllabus, remind myself of a chapter in a particular book I own, make a link to a video presentation from FamilySearch.org or even remind myself of a file in a document on my computer. Another plus with using OneNote is I can access it remotely if I need to, as well as make it available to share with others.
|My OneNote screen shot|
Other time saving help that I just love is the “Print Friendly” app that I have on my Firefox browser. It allows me to print the screen, edit out the advertisements or info that I don’t wish to save. I can then print or save as a PDF. Love it!
No more drowning in an endless sea of intel and data. Create an online notebook or find a system that will help you remember what you have so you can use it when you need it. Why starve for knowledge when you have the banquet set before you? Love to hear what works for you!