Evernote Organization Hack: Create a Table of Contents Note

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Create a Table of Contents Note

Evernote is a fantastic, free (with premium features) tool for organizing and storing genealogy documents and photos. Evernote organization tools are easy to use, and given how versatile they are, there are a lot of ways you can customize it to your research needs.
For example, did you know you can set up a Table of Contents note from a tag or a search term? It’s a great way to keep track of all the documents that list one person. This is especially helpful for linking individuals to censuses, city directories and other records that contain multiple names.

Evernote organization hack: table of contents

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Make a note for every record that has information about the person, and add his or her name as a tag to each note.
  2. Go to the tag view and choose the tag for the person’s name.
  3. Select all the tags by clicking Control+A on a PC or Command+A on a Mac. This will automatically gather all the notes with that tag and open a panel that offers several options.
  4. Click on the option for Create Table of Contents Note. The new note is complete with links to the other notes naming the person.

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