Family history in your pocket

Family history in your pocket

My Kindle Touch continues to amaze me. I’m constantly finding new ways to put this little reader to use as a research tool. And, while it doesn’t support genealogy database software, that doesn’t mean it can’t be used to keep your family history with you wherever you go. Here’s how I do it. I’m using Reunion for the Mac which has several nice reporting features. I use it to create a Family…

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Kindle to Evernote

Kindle to Evernote – digital clippings …

The Kindle reader app on my iPad Mini is a great way to read magazines and reference or how-to books. The color alone makes it a much nicer reading experience and the larger screen size is easier to read. I’ve also found it’s quite easy to save interesting passages to an Evernote notebook. Here’s how.


Highlight the passage you want. When the annotation toolbar appears, tap the copy icon (next to…

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Kindle to Evernote

The Kindle reader app on my iPad Mini is a great way to read magazines and reference or how-to books. The color alone makes it a much nicer reading experience and the larger screen size is easier to read. I’ve also found it’s quite easy to save interesting passages to an Evernote notebook. Here’s how.


Highlight the passage you want. When the annotation toolbar appears, tap the copy icon (next to the orange highlighter). A “copied” note appears briefly. Now double-tap your Home button and go to your Evernote app. Create a new note and paste the passage into it. Add tags, additional notes, whatever, then double-tap Home again and return to the Kindle app to continue reading.

That’s it!

If you use this to capture family reference material, you will want to manually enter source information so you know where this information came from.

Another option is to take a screenshot of a particular page and send the picture to your Evernote. I’ve found this useful for capturing crafting or gardening ideas in magazines – those pictures and articles I used to cut out and stash in a file folder.

 

Introducing Kindle Voyage

Just in time for Christmas, Amazon introduces the Kindle Voyage. This new ebook reader offers a high-resolution (300 ppi) screen for sharper text and graphics, new PagePress sensors for turning pages and Page Flip which lets you skim through the book without losing your place. It’s set up to handle several new features like Family Library, Word Wise and advanced search as soon as they are available.

You are on Santa’s Nice list, aren’t you?