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Organize Your Church Stuff

Sam and I are taking the Sunday School genealogy class. As I told you, I’m trying to get myself psyched up and motivated. I’m trying to fall in love with genealogy. And that’s a tall order. 

My patriarchal blessing says that lots of work has been done on my ancestral lines. When the patriarch uttered those words, I nearly burst out of my seat in joy. Then the other shoe dropped. “But there is much left for you to do.”

So, I still can’t see that point of view very clearly. But I’m trying. Kind of.

Our teacher has been throwing out a lot of resources. I’ve bookmarked them, but that’s been turning into a black hole of information. This week I learned about a new online organizing tool that I just started using to save all the various genealogy resources I’ve been getting.

The service is called clipix. It’s simple to use and completely free. I’ve just begun to explore how it works, but I like how I can easily grab information and organize it right on whatever site I’m browsing. So far I’ve used it to save and organize:

  • Genealogy information
  • Books I want to read
  • Ideas for Relief Society activities (in light of my new calling)
  • LDS websites
  • Recipes to try
  • Vacation ideas (did I mention I love Hawaii?)

I sure wish I’d had this tool when we were building the house. I could have organized all the appliances, lighting, plumbing fixtures, hardware. The parts to keep track of are endless and the visual representation would have helped a ton. There’s even an iPhone app. I couldn’t taken pictures of things we needed and just added them to the clipboards.

If this looks like a tool you could use, click over and check it out. Let me know how you’ve used it. I’m sure there are a lot more possibilities than I’ve thought of.

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