How I Organize Evernote: A Peek Inside My Personal System

This is a great idea to control all the articles you find on the net. In addition to Evernote, I also use Microsoft’s OneNote. My files are set-up as notebooks by surname. Then I store notes under each surname with pages for each note. Example:

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Either software is well worth considering. However, Evernote does have limitations on the free version. I’m not sure if OneNote does or not.

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a Plus Edition article entitled (+) My Method of Filing Digital Images and Documents. It is still available at In the article, I described the system I use for organizing digital photographs and all sorts of other documents on my computer’s hard drive and in online backups.

I was planning to write a similar article about organizing all sorts of information within Evernote, one of the handiest programs available for genealogists and for millions of other computer users as well. However, when researching the article on the World Wide Web, I found that Michael Hyatt had already written an article about that and his methods are similar to my own. He doesn’t write about genealogy uses of Evernote but most of what he writes applies to genealogy as well as to thousands of other topics.

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