Organizing Your Genealogy: Episode 88

By Family Tree Editors

This episode is all about getting organized so you can quickly store and secure your genealogical findings and build your genealogy portfolio.

Ep. 88: September 2015

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In this episode:


News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Diane shares her top organization tips from one of her latest Genealogy Insider blog posts.


101 Best Websites for Genealogy: Evernote

Lisa discusses Evernote and how you can use it for your genealogy research. Evernote is a free website, a software application, and mobile app. You can use it on all platforms: PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows. It synchronizes your research notes via the Internet so that you always have the most current updates of your notes on all your computing devices.

Lisa recommends using notebooks sparingly, and focusing on tags. Here are some ideas for tags:

  • Record types (census, birth, death, marriage, etc.)
  • Locations (city, state, country)
  • Surnames (Smith, Jones, etc.)
  • Tasks (Analyze, Correspondence, Questions, etc)

Family Tree University Spotlight

Instructor Lisa Alzo helps you get organized with tips from her Family Tree University course Organize Your Genealogy.


The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison dishes up some of her personal organizational strategies. Here are Allison’s favorite organizational tools: 


Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Louise Cooke

Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.

Have fun climbing your family tree!