I have a question for you: what is your system for taking and making notes related to genealogy?
The reason I ask is because of something I saw in my group's ProGen assignment this month. One person shared a research report she wrote to herself. She went on a research trip and wrote up the details and results for her own reference in the future. It looked cool, but I don't know if I can incorporate something like that into my "Post-It" style of note taking.
Right now, all my notes are part of my RootsMagic database. In the paper world, I put little sticky notes all over everything. RootsMagic 4 (RM4) lets me do something similar in my database. I can add notes to anything or anyone.
For example, I'm making my way through the Los Angeles-area city directories in search of my great-grandfather. If he is not in a particular directory--like 1934--I make a note saying that I checked that directory and he's not there. That way I don't check it again. I have notes about records, details that don't fit neatly in the "fact" box, family lore, personality characteristics and stuff that shapes a person outside the timeline.
I like how RM4 lets me add notes or comments on anything I want. I've also taken advantage of the "to-do" lists there as well. What I can figure out is a way to gather all my notes and see them in one place. I can print out a to-do list though, but that's a subject for another time.
What about you? How do you take notes? I'm looking for ideas.