I’m pretty much a “big picture” person, preferring to look at the larger scope of things. That means that many of my i’s are left undotted and not all of my t’s are crossed. Over the years, I’ve made several attempts at keeping a research log. Some lasted longer than others. I get distracted and then cannot remember exactly what I did about whom. Well, here I go again.
Inspired by Val D. Greenwood’s 4th edition of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy I will again try to keep (get) things organized. In chapter 7: Organizing and Evaluating Your Research Findings, p.143. He makes very specific recommendations for paper based forms and methods using a Research Log in conjunction with Research Notes, and how to synchronize them.
But what got my attention was his discussion of a software program called Research Ties. Apparently, Mr. Greenwood uses it. It was developed by Jill Crandall specifically for genealogy research. There’s no need to download anything, it is all in the cloud. I’ve signed up for a free two-week trial.
On the first pass, it doesn’t seem very intuitive to me even though I’ve printed the Beginner’s Guide, so I guess I’ll actually watch the tutorials.