I am one of those people who jots down notes whenever something occurs to me, I see something on the internet, or my mother tells me a story about her family, etc.
I have a lot of great ideas, I just don't know where I put them!
Today I gathered my different piles of notes (there are probably some other ones hiding somewhere), and decided I would get organized. By the way, I've made this commitment before - many times.
The reason for my new found enthusiasm is that I am having trouble moving forward with my research. I'm spinning my wheels at this point. Every time I want to start searching for details about one of my ancestors, I can't move forward because I think "maybe I already did this." A research log is also something I need.
Of course all of my good intentions won't make any difference if I am not disciplined and stick to it.
This time I am going to try Evernote.com. - It seems simple to use. I can have it installed on all my devices and it will sync the information to my main account on the Evernote Web. I don't have to worry if one of my devices go down. Everything is in my private account.
I can setup folders for each of the Surnames I am researching. They show up in the left hand column.
The right hand column is the actual note page you are working on.
I will continue to input information and let you know what I think. If anyone has another method to keep track of all our little genealogy notes, please share your thoughts.