Monday, December 12, 2016

How to Bullet Journal for Genealogy

Kathryn's collection of notebooks and journals.
Photo by Kathryn Lake Hogan, © 2016.

You may have seen it posted on Facebook®,  Twitter®, Pinterest® or Instagram®. Bullet journaling. It's the latest trend these days. People are buying notebooks and journals, markers, pens, and something called "washi tape." 
What is bullet journaling? What's the hype about? Why would you want to do it?

Bullet Journaling

Bullet journaling is an organizational system using a notebook and a pen. The system uses rapid logging to keep your day, week, month and year organized. It helps you plan what you want to accomplish in those time frames. The person who invented bullet journaling is a guy named Ryder Carroll. His website is Bullet Journal® and it's a great place to start learning about bullet journalling.

The Tools

All that is needed for bullet journaling is a notebook and a pen. Any notebook. Any pen. I suggest choosing a notebook you know you'll use. It doesn't have to be fancy unless you want it to be. Some people enjoy using markers, templates, stickers and tapes in their bullet journals. They like using their journals as a creative outlet by creating designs, fancy lettering, adding artwork, shapes, etc. But, you don't have to.
Your bullet journal is what you want it to be.

Bullet Journaling for Genealogy

The same principles used in bullet journalling can be applied to genealogy. This system can help you organize who you want to research, what information you're seeking and where to find it. Also, you can use your bullet journal like a diary to record the information and memories about your ancestors. What you choose to include is entirely up to you.

Want to know more about bullet journaling and how to use it for genealogy?
Join me for a FREE WEBINAR on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm ET. I'll be going in-depth about bullet journalling, how to use it day-to-day, and how to use bullet journaling for genealogy. Click the button below to register.

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Note: journaling is the American spelling and journalling is the Canadian/UK spelling

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