15 January 2014

Evernote for Genealogists Quick Reference Guides Now Available

I teach a class on using a product called Evernote for helping to organize your family history. So I want to make you aware of a simple product that will help you learn more about how to use Evernote and use it to help you with your life and your genealogy. 

Evernote is certainly the fastest-growing (and FREE) note-taking technology out there, so it’s no wonder that it is incredibly popular with genealogists. If you’re an Evernote user yourself, you’ve likely noticed that there’s a lot of functionality packed into it. However, I’ve noticed that many genealogists aren’t taking full advantage of what Evernote offers.

That’s why Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems created these “cheat sheets:” quick reference guides that help users immediately harness the Evernote’s power to gather, organize, cite and share genealogy research across multiple platforms. In them you’ll find:

§  Getting Started Checklist
§  Quick Keys to speed up your use of Evernote
§  Specialized Note-taking Actions
§  How to Get the Most Out of Clipping
§  Tips for Maneuvering the Desktop Client
§  Genealogical Organization Suggestions
§  Little Known Search Strategies
§  Source Citation Tips, and Using Reminders

Here are a couple tips from the "cheat sheet":

1) Create a New Note: When you’re working on your computer and you want to make a quick note of something in Evernote, you can get there with lightning speed by pressing quick keys simultaneously. Windows: Ctrl+Alt+n.  Mac: Command + N

2) Instant Note Search: What if you are knee deep in your research and you have a note that you need to quickly reference? Simply press Win+Shift+f (Windows) or Option + Command + F (Mac) from anywhere on your computer and Evernote will instantly open with your cursor in the search box ready to type a keyword and search!

There are plenty more great tips included in these reference guides.

Evernote for Genealogists Quick Reference Guides are available at the Genealogy Gems store at www.GenealogyGems.com and for a limited time you can purchase them at a discounted price. 

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