One of the questions I hear most from genealogists is "how do you organize your genealogy and keep track of your to-do items?" There are many genealogy programs out there that help you build your family tree, but I have yet to find one program that 'does it all' for me. There are many great features in each program, but none of them have all of the features that I personally need or want - so therefore I use a number of tools to keep my genealogy research up-to-date and organized. One of those tools for me is called Trello.
What is Trello?
Let's take a look at Trello and walk you through the main components and how they work. The three main components of Trello are Boards, Lists, and Cards. When you first create your free Trello account, the first thing you need to do is create a Board.
I could continue to go into every detail about Trello basics, but why reinvent the wheel when Trello has done an amazing job at creating a Getting Started Guide? Check out the guide below, and in future posts I will go into details about how exactly I use Trello for my genealogy research.
In my next post I will introduce you to a library of Trello boards that you can get inspiration for organizing just about anything, including my own inspiration board to help you know how I use Trello for my genealogy research.
A.C. Ivory is a professional genealogist, blogger, product manager, ux designer, computer geek, and traveler.
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