I ran across an article on another blog yesterday that is the inspiration for today’s Thankful Thursday… “Mind Mapping for Genealogists” over at The Armchair Genealogist. Lynn Palermo wrote the article about a year ago, but I just now found it. (Yes, I dig through other blogs looking for those hidden gems like this one!) Her article was one of those inspirations that came at just the right time because it offered me a solution that I needed at just the right time.
In her article, Lynn discusses the basics of mind mapping and suggests several ways that the concept can be applied to genealogy projects. I won’t go back over everything that she discussed because she did a tremendous job of it, and I want to give credit where credit is due.
What I will tell you is that after reading Lynn’s article, I went and downloaded a couple of the software programs that she mentions and began playing…and continued playing…and then very quickly got serious about using mind mapping in not only my genealogy, but in other areas of my work life.
I have to say that the iMindMap program that Lynn mentioned is by far my favorite of the programs I’ve worked with since reading her article. After about two minutes of having the program loaded on my computer, I created a quick mind map to start helping me “de-clutter” my thoughts on what I wanted to do in the area of genealogy.