Tag Archives: tags
Journaling is a great way to capture the “little stories” of your family and your ancestors. Tags make it easy to collect those stories and turn them into any number of creative projects. Here’s a look at tags in one journal app – Day One.
A look at the tools Ulysses provides to help you manage the writing process when you want to stay focused on your actual writing.
How many times have you been writing away only to realize that you need to include a photo, quote or citation? You don’t want to break your writing rhythm, but you don’t want to forget to include that needed item either. The Ulysses writing platform has a number of tools that can help you manage […]
Metadata is the digital equivalent to that penciled note you would love to find on the back of an old family photo. Learn how to use it to document your personal archives and organize your research.
Metadata is the digital equivalent of that penciled note you hope to find on the back of an old family photos. It is also and amazing tool to help organize and manage both your research notes and your personal archives. This guide helps get you started.
My first experience with serious research was in high school. Here I learned that research management was best done with the help of index cards. Each fact I discovered would be documented on its own card which would also include the source citation for that fact. As my research progressed, those cards could be arranged […]
We often think of metadata as a search tool – making it easier to find a note in Evernote or a photo in your photo organizer. Metadata is also quite useful for establishing provenance.
Evernote is an amazing tool for managing genealogical research. With Evernote you’ll not only have all your research with you wherever you go, but you can have any item of information in front of your eyes in just seconds. Forget folders for each surname and duplicating records when multiple surnames are involved. With Evernote you […]
The first computer I worked on required as much floor space as a basketball court and did some truly amazing things – scary but amazing. Today, my mobile phone has exponentially more processing power than that monster and fits in the palm of my hand. I’ve seen a lot of changes in those 40-plus years. […]
Here’s another important reason why every family historian/geneablogger needs to make metadata a part of their research world. The metadata keywords you include in your blog are the digital equivalent to billboards on the highway telling you where to find tourist attractions (See Rock City comes to mind), food, gas stations and other things the traveler wants. With metadata, your keywords are billboards for search engines – directing them to your blog and even to specific posts.