If you’re looking for an easy-to-use, visual guide that helps you make the most of Evernote, take a look at My Evernote. This friendly format helps you capture, format, link, sync, and share all sorts of notes, whether you’re using a PC, Mac, Android phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, or Windows Phone. Learn to use the Evernote web clipper to grab content on the go, tweet notes to your notebooks (or share notes on Twitter), add your notes to Facebook, and much more.
- Step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do
- Help when you run into problems or limitations with Evernote
- Tips and Notes to help you take full advantage of Evernote on your smartphone, tablet, or computer
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through making the most of Evernote -free or premium, on any device! Learn how to
- Install and use Evernote on your iPhone, Android, iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, PC or Mac, and beyond
- Create and share notebooks, customized just the way you like, and organize your notes your way
- Save images, drawings, handwriting, web content, even webcam snapshots in notes you can access anywhere, anytime
- Add notes straight from Twitter or Google+, and link Evernote to your Facebook account
- Format your notes to look great, and easily print the notes you want to file the old-fashioned way
- Build easy-to-use To Do lists, complete with checkboxes
- Sync your notes across multiple devices, and store them in the cloud so they’re always available over the Web
- Import notes from other popular note-taking tools, such as Microsoft OneNote and Google Notebooks
- Record high-quality audio notes and organize and share them as needed
- Send notes to Evernote from Apple’s Siri digital assistant
- Organize, tag, and search your notebooks to instantly find whatever you’re looking for
- Install and use the Evernote Web Clipper in all popular web browsers
- Securely share notebooks publicly or privately and collaborate with teams, wherever they are
- Find apps and add-ons that make Evernote do even more for you
- Author: Katherine Murray
- Publisher: Que – February 2012
- Formats: Print – $14.78, Kindle – $9.00, NOOK – $11.39
The popular digital toolbox series from Moultrie Creek Gazette has been updated and expanded to include the latest hardware, software and services that can help you in your research efforts. It takes a fresh look at browsers, newsreaders, notes management, online collaboration and other digital tools that can both improve your research efforts and simplify how you manage the information you find. The new hardware toolbox takes a look at mobile devices like smart phones, tablets and e-readers to evaluate their impact.
One of the biggest challenges to technology guides is keeping things current. To deal with that, the resource index is online – at the author’s Moultrie Creek Gazette blog. The guide links readers to the resource page there. This way resources can easily be updated as things change, insuring you have current information.
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- Author: Denise Barrett Olson
- Publisher: Moultrie Creek – May 2012
- Formats: PDF – $2.99, Kindle – $2.99, NOOK – $2.99, iBooks – $2.99
NOTE: The PDF edition has been formatted for reading on a tablet or e-reader.
This practical guide identifies the major websites and online sources of data available to family historians. It is ideal for both beginners and more experienced researchers as it explores the most useful sources and helps readers to navigate each one. The Genealogist’s Internet features fully updated URLs and all of the recent developments in online genealogy. This includes the expansion in: online census records and wills; civil registration indexes; DNA matching; surname studies; genealogy blogs; and information on digitized historical maps and photographs.
This fully updated fifth edition, endorsed by the National Archives, is the comprehensive guide for anyone researching their family history online. It covers:
- Online census records and wills, including the 1911 Census
- Civil registration indexes
- Information on occupations and professions
- DNA matching
- New genealogy websites and search engines
- Surname studies
- Passenger lists and migration records
- Information on digitized historical maps and photographs
This book also includes the impact of blogging, podcasting and social networking on family history research, allowing family historians to find others with similar research interests and to share their results. Whether you want to put your family tree online, find distant relatives or access the numerous online genealogical forums, discussion groups and mailing lists, this book is a must-have.
- Author: Peter Christian
- Publisher: The National Archives (5th ed.) – September 2012
- Formats: Print – $18.45, Kindle – $15.39, NOOK – $15.39, Kobo – $20.19
Celebrate Your Family Recipes and Heritage
From Great-grandma’s apple pie to Mom’s secret-recipe stuffing, food is an important ingredient in every family’s history. This three-part keepsake recipe journal will help you celebrate your family recipes and record the precious memories those recipes hold for you–whether they’re hilarious anecdotes about a disastrous dish or tender reflections about time spent cooking with a loved one.
The foods we eat tell us so much about who we are, where we live and the era we live in. The same is true for the foods our ancestors ate. This book will show you how to uncover historical recipes and food traditions, offering insight into your ancestors’ everyday lives and clues to your genealogy. Inside you’ll find:
- Methods for gathering family recipes
- Interview questions to help loved ones record their food memories
- Places to search for historical recipes
- An explanation of how immigrants influenced the American diet
- A look at how technology changed the way people eat
- A glossary of historical cooking terms
- Modern equivalents to historical units of measure
- Actual recipes from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century cookbooks
- Author: Gena Philibert Ortega
- Publisher: Family Tree Books – May 2012
- Formats: Print – $21.05, Kindle – $13.44, NOOK – $15.39, iBooks – $14.99
Following its enthusiastic reception in 2007, we are pleased to announce a new edition of what is now the definitive guide to the citation and analysis of historical sources, a guide so thorough that it leaves nothing to chance, whether you want a podcast or a census record. The new second edition of Evidence Explained includes updates to numerous websites, new models for electronic sources such as blogs and online forums, and new model citations to traditional and non-traditional genealogical sources, thus continuing its role as the single-most comprehensive style manual for genealogical writing and publishing.
- Author: Elizabeth Shown Mills
- Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company – October 2009
- Formats: Print – $59.95
How many times have you run a Google search that resulted in thousands of results? With over 8 billion pages online and more posted every day, the Web more than likely contains the information you’re looking for — if only you could find it. In Information Trapping: Real-Time Research on the Web, Internet-search-engine expert Tara Calishain makes researching more efficient and rewarding for anyone for whom the Web is an indispensable tool — academics, journalists, scientists, and professionals, as well as bloggers, genealogists, and hobbyists. She does so by teaching the latest techniques for building automated information-gathering systems. As an alternative to the typical one-time search for information, Tara demonstrates how readers can use RSS feeds, page monitoring tools, and other software to set up information streams of many different data types — from text to multimedia to conversations — for capture and review.
- Author: Tara Calishain
- Publisher: New Riders Press – December 2006
- Formats: Print – $37.30, Kindle – $17.27, NOOK – $17.59, iBooks – $31.99
Organize your family photos, heirlooms, and genealogy records
In every family someone ends up with Mom’s and Dad’s “stuff”—a lifetime’s worth of old family photos, papers, and memorabilia packed into boxes, trunks, and suitcases. This inheritance can be as much a burden as it is a blessing. How do you organize your loved one’s estate in a way that honors your loved one, keeps the peace in your family and doesn’t take over your home or life? How to Archive Family Keepsakes gives you step-by-step advice for how to organize, distribute and preserve family heirlooms.
You’ll learn how to:
- Organize the boxes of your parents’ stuff that you inherited
- Decide which family heirlooms to keep
- Donate items to museums, societies, and charities
- Protect and pass on keepsakes
- Create a catalog of family heirlooms
- Organize genealogy files and paperwork
- Digitize family history records
- Organize computer files to improve your research
Whether you have boxes filled with treasures or are helping a parent or relative downsize to a smaller home, this book will help you organize your family archive and preserve your family history for future generations.
- Author: Denise May Levenick
- Publisher: Family Tree Books – September 2012
- Formats: Print – $16.49, PDF – $24.99, NOOK – $13.74, iBooks – $11.99
Start getting answers today with the best-selling Unpuzzling Your Past! With wit and enthusiasm, Emily Croom provides the tools and information you need to begin your family history adventure, with step-by-step guidance, forms to copy, places to look, and interesting examples each step along the way.
Throughout the book, you will find: Strategies for success; Tips for getting the most from names, dates, and handwriting of the past; Suggestions of “Things To Do Now” to apply what you have learned; Illustrations, charts, sidebars, and bibliographies for further reference.
Besides gathering names and dates, genealogists want to learn how their ancestors lived and how they fit into the history happening around them. Focusing first on the family as a source of this kind of information, the book provides interview formats and ideas for tapping family papers and keepsakes, oral tradition, and memories. It also introduces you to research and the multitude of public records helpful in identifying and learning about ancestors-from newspapers and cemeteries to censuses and land records.
- Author: Emily Anne Croom
- Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company – April 2010 (4th ed.)
- Formats: Print – $37.95
Researching your genealogy online can be a daunting undertaking—but it doesn’t have to be. Genealogy Online For Dummies, 6th Edition takes you through the basic steps for researching and tracing your family’s lineage in a clear, easy-to-understand manner. Plus, this newest edition offers the latest information on leveraging the potential of social networking sites in order to locate extended family members and uncover additional family history. You’ll discover how to start your investigation, build a Web site for sharing your finds, identify sites that will be of the most use to you, get information from government records, preserve electronic materials, and more.
- Serves as a helpful starting point for beginning your investigation into your family’s history
- Walks you through developing a plan for your research, using online and offline research techniques, and researching ethnic ancestry through international records
- Details how to create Web sites where family members can make contact or you can share your findings
- Looks at how to use social networking sites as a new portal for locating extended family members and acquiring additional family history
- Explains how to access domestic records for births, deaths, immigration, and more on both local and state levels
- Companion Web site features a vast collection of genealogical software tools and resources
Genealogy Online For Dummies, 6th Edition helps you branch out and achieve your genealogical goal!
- Author: Matthew L. Helm & April Leigh Helm
- Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Inc. – January 2011
- Formats: Print – $15.07, Kindle – $13.74, NOOK – $16.74, PDF – $24.99
It can take hours to research family history and it is easy to become inundated with stuff – paper records, recordings, photographs, notes, artifacts, and more information than one would imagine could ever exist. The usefulness of the collection is in the organization – using computers, archival boxes, files, and forms to help you put your hands on what you need when you need it. Also included, in this book, are instructions on the best ways to store and preserve one-of-a-kind family relics.
Fifth in the National Genealogical Society’s Guide series, The Organized Family Historian follows the same user-friendly format that makes the other books helpful at any level of genealogical experience.
- Author: Ann Carter Fleming
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson – March 2004
- Formats: Kindle – $9.99, NOOK – $11.39, iBooks – $9.99