How I Use Microsoft OneNote 2013 for My Genealogy Research

 

Open or Download the Surname Notebooks or the Task Management Notebook

 

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View on OneDrive

Surname Notebook – Sources sorted by Record Type

View on OneDrive

Surname Notebook – Sources sorted in Chronological Oder

View on OneDrive

Notebook Sections for Task Management

Downloadable Version for OneNote 2013 Downloadable Version for OneNote 2013 Downloadable Version for OneNote 2013
Surname Notebook by Record Type PDF Surname Notebook in Chronological Order PDF Task Management Sections PDF

 

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A Quick Tour Through My Notebooks

 

Part 1 – Quirks of My Notebooks – The Main Sections
updated 28 February 2015

Part 2 – More Quirks – Section Groups & Sections
updated 28 February 2015

Part 3 – Quirks Continued – Pages For Family Groups
updated 28 February 2015

Who goes where – Family Group Records
posted 14 March 2015

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OneNote A-Z
Getting Started

 

Access OneNote Anywhere
updated 4 February 2015

Basics of OneNote

Research Nirvana

Create a OneNote Notebook

Labeling Notebook Sections

Managing Pages in OneNote
updated 14 April 2015

Part 1 – Quirks of My Notebooks – The Main Sections
updated 28 February 2015

Part 2 – More Quirks – Section Groups & Sections
updated 28 February 2015

Part 3 – Quirks Continued – Pages For Family Groups
updated 28 February 2015

Organizing Your Research

Your Notebooks

Gather Your Research Documents

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OneNote A-Z
All the Topics about OneNote for Task Management

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OneNote A-Z
Alphabetical List of How-To Topics for OneNote

 

Attaching Files in OneNote

Printing to OneNote

Inserting Files & Images in OneNote
posted 2 March 2015

Draw

Email

How-To

Jazz It Up

Keep Track

Notes

Search

Tags

Unfiled Notes

Video and Voice

Working With

X-tra Stuff

Zealous

 

 

7 Responses to OneNote A to Z

  • gapark says:

    This is cool! I haven’t seen any other site post something as helpful as this! You are so organized. That is one area of family history that I am a bit dismal at. I’ll be back, as I”m sure I will learn a lot! Gail

  • I agree with gapark’s comments. Love, LOVE! how you have put out so much detail about OneNote, I hope you continue to add more information about how you use and organize it. I have been using OneNote for over a year and I just love how it helps me stay organized and focus on each ancestor and on each branch of my ancestral tree.

    Separate from the loving the OneNote content of your blog, I just wanted to say that your blog itself offered enjoyable reading and I love the format. Looking forward to see more from you.

  • Priscilla Ware says:

    I am really enjoying your OneNote system. I am looking forward to the rest of the OneNote topics. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  • Priscilla Ware says:

    Have you heard about Thomas MacIntee’s Genealogy Do Over? This basically what I have been doing with OneNote. While I have joined his group I will continue working in OneNote rather than starting a new genealogy program file – it is more of a Re-do or a Do Better. I spread the word to our local genealogy groups here in Central Ohio and we are all looking forward to more posts in this new year. Even if you don’t add new posts you have gotten us off on the right foot. But, I am so hoping that you will begin posting again on the remaining topics.

  • Linda Balderson says:

    Welcome back!! I am also doing the Do-Over and trying to set up my OneNote Notebooks again. I just checked your blog a few days ago and wondered what happened to your informative blog. I am so glad to hear that you will be starting up again.

  • Cathy Stratolfd says:

    Thank you so much for this. You have opened up a whole new world for me with OneNote and I’m really excited to set up my Notebooks for my genealogy research. I’m wondering if you can point me in the direction to learn more about the source descriptions and source logs? I’m a bit lost as to how to fill those in.

  • Pam Shoberg says:

    Wow! Love the information you have shared with us. Thank you so much. I am thinking very seriously of incorporating many of your ideas into my genealogy workflow. I hope you will find the time to continue to keep us updated on your progress.

I'd love to hear from you!

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Erin Williamson Klein
New York > Nevada
Started my research in 1993

Aside from my own family history research, I also have 2 Surname Studies: Williamson in Monroe County New York & Colebach / Colepaugh--a worldwide study & A One-Place Study of Nye County Nevada Boomtowns

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