Organize Your Genealogy with Evernote

An Introduction

Kick start your Evernote genealogy journey with this course.Learn the basics of Evernote plus get an actionable organization system you can implement and start using. When you're done with this course, you should be able to place genealogical material in Evernote and find it again based on various criteria, not just the one subject a file folder would have limited you to.

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What will you learn?

In addition to learning the basics of Evernote, you'll get

  • exercises to help you learn the version(s) of Evernote you're using;
  • DIY cheat sheets to help you record quick tips based on your needs, your genealogy, and how you use Evernote;
  • a done for you organizing framework so you can start using Evernote for genealogy immediately;
  • suggestions for customizing how you use Evernote, so it works for you.

All of this happens on the Teachable platform which is accessible from all your devices, just like Evernote! Lessons are 15 minutes or less to make it easy for you to squeeze in a bit of learning here and there. You'll find it easy to tell where you left off when you don't have to stop in the middle!

Your Instructor

Jennifer Patterson Dondero
Jennifer Patterson Dondero

An avid genealogist for over twenty-five years, Jennifer has been a professional genealogist since 2005. She first began working as a full-time professional in the Genealogy Department of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 2008 she decided to move on to new challenges and left the DAR to start her own company, J.P. Dondero Genealogy.

Jennifer’s professional specialties include lineage applications, southern research, National Archives Records, using technology for genealogy, including DNA, and most recently "Occasional Genealogy." In addition to professional research services, she is the author of The Occasional Genealogist, a blog specializing in techniques for genealogists who have to do genealogy in less than ideal (i.e. short) amounts of time.

She is a 2008 graduate of the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR). She has also attended the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) multiple times since 2005, as well as attending and lecturing at national and local conferences.

As an Occasional Genealogist herself, Jennifer understands the importance of organization when genealogy research is often interrupted by the rest of life. She discovered Evernote in 2011 and soon became an avid user. Using it for genealogy wasn't immediately easy, though. It took some practice and trial and error to see how "file folders" could become Evernote notes, notebooks, and stacks. This course is based on the knowledge that Evernote is a natural fit for genealogy, but not an obvious fit.

If you want to try Evernote, have tried it and can't wrap your mind around how to use it for genealogy, or are just looking for a different organizing solution, this course is for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is not open for enrollment.