Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     Recently, the “Genealogy at a Glance” series added another title to its repertoire. The latest booklet, Drew Smith’s Evernote, focuses on a new tool that allows users to organize their work, take notes, track tasks, and collaborate with others.

     What is Evernote? It is a free online service designed to capture and store all types of digital information, including typed and handwritten notes, audio files, photographs, documents, web pages, and e-mails. Synchronized across all your devices, including tablet, smartphone, and smartwatch, the program organizes everything from notes and files to blogs and internet articles.

     Because of the synchronization, you can type notes by using your device’s keyboard; create handwritten notes on any mobile device that supports a stylus; record an audio note by utilizing your device’s microphone; create a note from a picture taken with your tablet or smartphone’s built-in camera, or from a photograph taken earlier; create a note by capturing all or part of a web page in your browser; and make a note originating as an e-mail.

     Evernote can be installed on Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS. While the total content you can store in your account is unlimited, the size of an individual note can be only a certain length. You may store up to 100,000 personal notes and organize them in as many as 250 personal notebooks. Although Evernote is free to download and use, there are two subscription levels that furnish additional features to the basic ones.

     Following the standard format of the “Genealogy at a Glance” series, Smith condenses into four laminated pages an enormous amount of information pertaining to the database and how to use it. Evernote is a handy, compact guide that will be useful to family researchers interested in the new tool.

     To the guide's price of $8.95, buyers should add the cost for postage and handling charges. For U. S. postal mail, the cost is $4.50 for one item and $2.50 for each additional copy; for FedEx ground service, the cost is $6.00 for one copy and $2.50 for each additional item. The guide (item order 5448) may be purchased by check, money order, MasterCard, or Visa from Genealogical Publishing Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Suite 260, Baltimore, MD 21211-1953. For phone orders, call toll free 1-800-296-6687; fax 1-410-752-8492; website .

     This week we include a few selected tombstone inscriptions of some of the earlier graves in the Fairview Cemetery, located in Memphis, Hall County, Texas. The inscriptions were copied on 2 October 1982.

Velma Mae, wife of J. E. BRUMLEY, 14 July 1900 – 7 Feb 1922

Martha E. COX, 1855 - 1922

Lucy EDWARDS, 9 Sept 1885 – 6 Oct 1929

Jo Kathryn KNOX, 28 May 1925 – 21 Feb 1926

Ollie A. MCCORMICK, 13 Feb 1886 – 15 Feb 1941 (W.O.W symbol)

M. T. MCCORMICK, 27 July 1858 – 10 Jan 1938

Robert T. MCCORMICK, 2 Aug 1898 – 27 May 1921 (W.O.W. symbol)

W. S. PHILLIPS, 12 Dec 1829 – 27 Feb 1906

B. W. SATTERFIELD, 15 Mar 1820 – 22 Dec 1906


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