Using Evernote for genealogy yet? I hear from people all over the world who are harnessing this free software to finally organize their family history research FOR GOOD!
Evernote users can easily import online research finds–along with the URL and other important source information. Many people are bringing their family history papers (original documents and paper-based research) into Evernote, too. All their research materials together, keyword and OCR-searchable, in one space, accessible from and fully-synched across all your devices. Sigh! It’s wonderful!
There’s so much demand in the genealogy community for learning to use Evernote for genealogy that I’ve started a YouTube series: Evernote for Genealogy. Two videos are posted so far:
- Evernote for Genealogy: What It Is, and Why You Would Use It and
- How to Use Evernote for Genealogy and Family History: Handwriting, OCR, Video and Upload Answers.
These videos are absolutely free to watch, and they’ll get anyone started using Evernote for genealogy. And of course all the Evernote applications are free too! Who do you know who would benefit from getting organized? I hope you’ll share these videos with your friends and relatives! How about the students in your life? Or your co-workers? We may be using genealogy, but note-taking and organization are important to everyone.
Ready to take your Evernote learning a little further? Become a Genealogy Gems Premium member. Members have a full-year’s access to the ultimate Evernote education: my in-depth video series! Full-length classes for Premium members include:
- How the Genealogist can Remember Everything with Evernote (Beginner)
- How to Organize Your Research with Evernote (Intermediate)
- Making Evernote Effortless (Intermediate)
- Collaborative Genealogy with Evernote (Intermediate)
- Using Evernote to Create a Research Plan (Advanced) NEW!
Premium members also get access to my “Get Started with Evernote” mini video series:
Episode 1 – Signing Up for Your Free Evernote Account & Downloading the Desktop App
Episode 2 – Getting the Web Clipper
Episode 3 – How to Clip Using Evernote’s Desktop Clipper
Episode 4 – How to Clip Content Using Evernote’s Browser Web Clipper
Episode 5 – How to Use Evernote’s Web Clipper for Chrome
Click here to find even more resources for using Evernote for genealogy! And thanks for sharing this post with others who would benefit from using Evernote to organize their genealogy research.
From coast to coast, U.S. records from the ‘genealogy giants’ are new and updated this week. Findmypast has a new collection of mine accident records for Pennsylvania (and we’ll also highlight a similar collection for England). Ancestry.com has updated a large number of genealogy collections for U.S. marriage, census, and military records that you’ll want to check out. And lastly, FamilySearch has made updates to a small set of U.S. county, tax, and enumeration records.
Pennsylvania, Register Of Mine Accidents
Mining was an integral part of United States history. Immigrants were able to find work in the mines but sometimes at great risk and peril. Findmypast has a new collection that may shed light on the miners in your family tree.
The Pennsylvania Register of Mine Accidents is a collection containing records from the Department of Mines and Mineral Industries. These records document mine accidents for the anthracite districts and the bituminous districts between 1899 and 1972. They are held by the Pennsylvania State Archives and links to the PDF versions of the accident registers are available on the transcripts.
Updated U.S. Records at Ancestry.com
Over at Ancestry.com you’ll find big updates to numerous records collections for the U.S.
- Florida, County Marriage Records, 1823-1982
- Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001
- Kentucky Mercer County Marriages (1786-1800) & Wills (1786-1801)
- Michigan, County Marriage Records, 1822-1940
- Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952
- Montana, County Marriage Records, 1865-1993
- Oregon, County Marriage Records, 1851-1975
- Utah, Weber and Piute County Marriages, 1887-1940
- Massachusetts Army & Navy, 1861-1865
- Missouri State Offices Political and Military Records, 1919 – 1920
- Official records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1861-1865
- Kansas 353rd Infantry Regiment in World War I
- Connecticut State Register, 1924 Government & Military records
- U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
- 1850 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules
- Arizona and New Mexico Territories Census, Late 1800s
- Michigan, State Census, 1894
- Arkansas Census, 1840
More Updated US Genealogy Records at FamilySearch
Lastly, we head over to the all-free genealogy giant website FamilySearch. This week they’ve made updates to the following US genealogy records collections:
- Kansas, Gove County Enumeration Books and List of Residents, 1909-1950
- Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010
- Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850
- Texas, Cooke County, Deeds, 1895-1924
- Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012
Most of these updates are pretty small, under 2,000 records. But you never know where your ancestor’s name might be lurking! The Ohio Tax Records collection has over 1.5 million new records, so if you have Ohio ancestors you’ll definitely want to check it out.
More U.S. Research Resources on the Free Genealogy Gems Podcast
If you’re filling in the gaps of your family tree with your U.S. ancestors, you’ll love episode #193 of the free Genealogy Gems Podcast! In this episode, we’ll talk about tips for using the U.S. Public Records Index. We’ll also dig deep into using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for genealogy research, including what kind of records you can access, how to request them, and more. Take listen to this episode right now in the YouTube media player below, or find it on the go on the Genealogy Gems App!
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