Sleep Better at Night After Sort Ordering the Sources on FamilySearch Family Tree

I recently learned a cool trick and I love it! You can change the order of the sources on an individual’s Person page on the Family Tree database on While I’m at it, I rename the source title so … Continue reading

Genealogy Tech Tools – Series 5: Using Evernote for a Research Log

Introduction Two years ago I showed how to use Google Docs (spreadsheet) for a research log. I stopped using that method and switched to Evernote. I like the flexibility of Evernote. Using a spreadsheet seemed restrictive to me. Sometimes I … Continue reading

File Naming Convention for Digital Photos, Scans, and Documents

03/07/2014 – After writing this article, I have slightly modified my naming convention for the following reasons. I’ve made some updates to this article and crossed out my old conventions. I didn’t like how long the file names were getting. … Continue reading