Category Archives: Filofax, Journals & Notebooks

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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Favourite Book(s) #33 – How to Bullet Plan by Rachel Wilkerson Miller

For reasons I cannot explain this book has become a favourite. It is a shame that this likely first book about Bullet planning was published by someone who did not devise the concept, but such is life! I spotted this … Continue reading

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Planners, Notebooks & How it Came to be…

I was educated in Surrey, where at the time the school system was three tiered – a primary school, middle school and then senior school. On day one of senior school I, along with my class mates was presented with … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #29 – The Writing Diet by Julia Cameron

I have mentioned before on this site that I have kept a journal since I was 12. What started as a small homework book that I was presented with at senior school morphed into something else a complete note of … Continue reading

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