Category Archives: Filofax, Journals & Notebooks

New Year, New Planner

As soon as Moleskine planners for the following year are available on Amazon I select a colour and wait for the price to drop. Whilst I love Moleskine daily planners they are expensive – £22 is extortionate. The feature I … Continue reading

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Commonplace Notebooks

Following on from yesterday’s post, where I mentioned the lovely Tartan covered notebooks and mention of Commonplace notebooks. Despite keeping notebooks and journals since I was 12, I had never heard of Commonplace notebooks until I read the insert that … Continue reading

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Gems from Wigtown

It is not unsurprising that in order to remain in business and compete with the likes of Amazon that bookshops have needed to diversify. One bookshop, sold notebooks and whilst I did not need any more, I could not resist … Continue reading

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The Benefits & Thoughts of Keeping a Journal

Last week I wrote about Notebooks, Inbox & Workflow and I planned that the next post I would write about keeping a notebook etc would be the Travellers Notebooks system that I use for my brain-dump and inbox. I wrote about … Continue reading

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Notebooks, Inbox and Workflow Review

I am a prolific note taker. I love stationary and have a supply of unopened notebooks ready and waiting. I am also a creature of habit and fussy with my notebooks. I like to be able to write with the … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – N is for Notes

Whatever research you are working on, whether that be a school or college project, a genealogical one or a more specific genealogical project such as a One-Name or One-Place study you are going to take notes. Notes are only as … Continue reading

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Strategy for a Genealogical Project – Research Logs

In an earlier post I talked about strategy, breaking it down into ten segments. Today I am going to write about retaining a research log and the value of it, essentially this is segment five. You can read the strategy series … Continue reading

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Planner & Notebooks – Individual Genealogical Timeline’s

Back in the summer I wrote this post about planners and notebooks. In response to a comment I mentioned that I often created specific pages for individuals where there were “document heavy” individuals.  I promised I would write more about it … Continue reading

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Evernote & OneNote – Decisions, Decisions!

Readers of this blog may remember that I moved the majority of my material from One Note to Evernote a few years ago, whilst keeping an archive within OneNote.  At the time I loved the interface of Evernote and did … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #35 – Tracing Your Ancestors Through Letters and Personal Writings by Ruth A Symes

This made it to the favourite’s list for whole host of reasons. Our existence can be tracked in paper from the moment we are born, through education, employment and taxation records. Houses we buy and sell and even articles we … Continue reading

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