Using Zotero to Organize and Annotate Your Family History Research

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS
Aug 18, 2021
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About this webinar

Keeping track of and organizing our research materials can be overwhelming. Genealogists use a wide variety of sources and reference tools to discover and dig deeper into our family history: historical records, books and periodicals, photos, maps, videos, articles and web pages, reports, databases, digital archives, etc. Zotero is a free research and citation management system heavily used in academia, but it can also be extremely valuable for genealogists whether for their family history research, or for professional publishing and presentations. It is available for both Mac and PC users. Zotero can integrate well with your existing research workflow and organization tools such Dropbox, Google Drive, and Evernote. What it excels at is letting you apply the same source item and notes to multiple people, families, and projects without having to duplicate those in multiple folders or notebooks.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, is an academic librarian, college educator, and web developer who has been researching her family history since 1997. She is the Digital Literacy Librarian at California State University, Fullerton, and also teac
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  1. DH
    Dianne Holley
    4 months ago

    Colleen did a great job and needed more time! I look forward to her tech info on Zotero!

  2. AC
    Adrienne Coleman
    4 months ago

    Informative and useful

  3. RD
    Rosalyn Dowling
    4 months ago

    Great presentation! Thank you!

  4. JM
    Jenny Marsden
    4 months ago

    Excellent webinar! This is one that I will want & need to hear over & over—& will enjoy doing so!

  5. GL
    Graham Lowe
    4 months ago

    This was a very informative presentation and syllabus, however with so much detail, it was impossible to fully grasp it all at once. I will have to re-watch the webinar in segments in order to understand and apply what was taught. I suggest you have Colleen develop a Zotero series for inclusion in Tech Zone.

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      Peggy A Fleischmann
      2 months ago

      I agree with Graham. A TechZone Zotero series would be perfect. I am a very good typist and an almost very good family researcher. But technical items such as new programs and such, leave me in the dark. I too will be going back again and again to her webinar. And, again, a TechZone Zotero series would be absolutely perfect. To Geoff: hint hint hint.

  6. FU
    Fran Ussery
    4 months ago

    Useful Information

  7. KB
    Kathie Bennett
    4 months ago

    This was one of the better webinars. Very informative. I had somewhat used Zotero before, but this gave me better perspective on using the program and getting the most out of it.

  8. TB
    Therese Beckman
    4 months ago

    I need to watch this again!!! For someone like me who never learned how to use a computer, this is very advanced. It will take focus and tech support from a grandchild (I wish I had one).


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