Is there a way to flag one's "stopping point"?

+6 votes
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I'm really not sure how to phrase my question but I'm guessing most of you will know what I mean.  I'm fairly new to WikiTree and working hard on my tree.  Sometimes I'll be knee deep in trying to sort out sources, with three or four websites open, and BAM it's time to make supper.  Is there a handy way to flag the profile you're in, or leave yourself a note exactly what you're working on?  I get sidetracked,then when I get back to it I don't remember exactly what issue I was chasing....does this make sense?  Like a notepad or something?
in The Tree House by Kim Williams G2G6 Mach 2 (28.5k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

Hi Kim,

Taking a look at your "Contributions" list might help you to find out what you were working on.

Open "My WikiTree" drop-down menu and click on "Contributions".

4 Answers

+7 votes
Dear Kim,

   On your Navigation Home Page there is a scratchpad.  You can leave notes for yourself there.  Make sure you leave the profile ID so you can go right to the ones you are working with.  -NGP
by Nanette Pezzutti G2G6 Mach 5 (57.5k points)
+5 votes
Your home page has a Scratch pad, you could maybe type something for you to remember.
by Melissa Austin G2G6 Mach 2 (30k points)
+5 votes
There is a "notepad" of sorts on your Nav Home Page (see the My WikiTree menu)

You can also add a "=== Research Notes ===" section to your profiles.

And you can sort your watchlist by modified date to see where you left off on your list.
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (532k points)
+1 vote
Every day, I go to my Watchlist and add the latest profiles to a spreadsheet I made in Google Docs.  I have a column there where I note additional sources I want to add.  I bookmark whatever tabs I have open using a chrome app that lets you bookmark all your open tabs at once, and every couple of days, I copy all those bookmarks into Google Docs and go through them, organizing them by topic.  

The most useful thing about the Google Docs spreadsheet is that I alternate among families and projects.  So today I added a husband to a previous profile, and worked a bit on their children.  Since I didn't really finish working on them, I kept them at the top of that page and made a note about what I wanted to do with them next.  Later today, I can go in and work on that same family, or I can go to the next tab (the next surname or project) and work on the top person there.  Here is a link to my spreadsheet if you want to see what in heck I'm talking about:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FFf_SuR5hAE3J1IXAJBU5yZihoJ-ZnLRKjTnECVSJTA/edit?usp=sharing  

Sometimes I add specific sources (e.g., need to add 1910, 1920, 1930 censuses).  Sometimes I just make a note about where I left off.

I've only been handling my watchlist this way for a couple of weeks, but it has greatly helped me to make sure I'm working on every surname and project regularly, and to keep track of where I left off.
by J. Crook G2G6 Pilot (199k points)

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