What is Genota?
Genota is a free form research organiser designed to assist genealogists and family historians maximise their research effort by enabling them to gather, organise and manage the seemingly endless array of information collected though research, whether it be in electronic form or transcribed from archive resources, letters, e-mail, etc, or it can be simply used for managing unconnected miscellaneous information.
Everybody engaged in family history research goes through the process at some time of asking themselves the following questions;
- Where did I read about that?
- I have it here somewhere, but where did I put it? What did I put it under?
- I am sure that I have seen that name before?
- ... and the list goes on.
Many family history software packages on the market today will allow the recording of references to external documents specific to a person. These external documents are often stored in filing systems which are usually accessed through manually maintained indexes, or by the application of a referencing system with inherent significance in its structure, sometimes very complex.
What do you do with the tidbits not directly associated with individuals or families? For example, articles on convict living conditions; Ships arriving into Moreton Bay in 1875; Items that catch your eye on one of the many discussion groups that you subscribe to; The mounting collection of e-mails surrounding a person or family but where there is still insufficient information to confirm your suspicions; A letter from Aunt Mary, etc.
Genota allows the user to create notes pertaining to individuals, events or in fact any subject matter and to each note link documents, associate individuals, record research efforts and results and log correspondence. Notes can be organised in Notebooks, each specific to an area of reseach. Persons using either Legacy Family Tree® or Relatively Yours 3® can link their family files, making their contents visible with a Notebook.
Genota comes into it's own in that it can handle all of these types of information and much more, irrespective of the format, including Items stored on a computer network linked to the computer where Genota is installed. Genota managed information stored on your computer may be readily retrieved and viewed without leaving Genota using standard internal file associations, as can information stored in family history software packages. In addition, Genota provides the capability to seach and view information across notes thus providing a powerful analysis tool.
How do you use Genota?
We at Ausgen are interested in the ways Genota is being used. A number of our users have found alternate and rather diverse uses for Genota. Click here to view how Genota may be able to help you.
Try Genota today
Genota provides you, the family historian with an immediate answer to questions like those above.
If you are interested in what Genota has to offer, test drive an evaluation copy today. Fully functional and limited to 14 days use, it will allow you to link to your Legacy Family Tree® Versions 5, 6 & 7 or Relatively Yours 3® family files.