Since Ancestry revamped its interface, I have been dissatisfied with how transcriptions of documents are displayed. I find them very hard to read. (I'll admit I wasn't thrilled with "old" Ancestry, but new is definitely a step backwards.)
This is a source citation I created from a non-Ancestry.com document I found on ScotlandsPeople. When I click the source link from the Sources column on the facts tab, the text is all jumbled and difficult to read:
|Citation details of Robert Orr Muir's 1917 death registration; citation created by|
me; image courtesy of Ancestry.com
If I go to the Gallery, where I used to be able to easily read the text transcription, I can no longer do so. I have to click the edit button and scroll through a small text screen.
|Death Registration document in the Gallery; image courtesy of Ancestry.com|
|Transcription is the bottom field. Certainly cannot see much!|
Image courtesy of Ancestry.com
So I am beginning to incorporate other tools into my research process. The first one with which I began experimenting is Evernote. Currently, I am using it only for transcriptions and I quite like it. I can also see where the Web Clipper functionality will be very useful for staying on task. If I see something I want to investigate further, I merely have to clip it and add it to my To-Do Notebook to work on later.
After transcribing the record, and attaching an image of the record, I click Share >> Copy Public Link:
|Image courtesy of Evernote|
Then I add the link to the transcription to Ancestry as a web link:
|The link to the Evernote transcription of Robert Orr Muir's death registration|
I added to his Ancestry.com facts page
This is not the entire Evernote "note" but it should give you an idea of how much better the display of the transcription information is than the two options Ancestry.com provides.
|My Evernote public note about the death of Robert Orr Muir; image|
courtesy of Evernote
I know I'm late to the Evernote party, but I would very much like to know how are you integrating Evernote with your your family tree software?