I am looking for some guidance on how best to record the research I have completed so I do not duplicate the same research. I will also use the logs to plan future research.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good programme to record my research.

I currently use Family Historian to record my tree.


I use a spreadsheet application to manage research contacts (columns: name, contact info, aim, result) and TaskPaper (macOS, https://www.taskpaper.com) to outline future research. TaskPaper is plain text based, making it future-proof. It has extremely good filtering possibilities, can be extended by scripts and adopted to personal preferences regarding the style. Names, places, etc can be set as tags, making it easy to show different tasks related e.g. to one place or archive.

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