Organize Your Genealogy
You are not far into your research when you realize you desperately need to organize your genealogy research!
You have digital files, paper files, AND photographs. Information on your ancestors can quickly become overwhelming!
Taking time at the beginning of your genealogy adventure - I mean research! - to set up your organization system will save you time in the future. You will immediately be able to find previously researched files. That leaves more time for genealogy research!
What is the best way to organize your genealogy files? The best organization system is one you will use. I recommend starting with the post What You Need To Know To Organize Your Genealogy.
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I get it. Genealogy research can be hectic and busy and overwhelming all at the same time. There is always more research to do and not enough time to get it all done, and at the end of the day, sometimes it feels we have a pile of documents and notes we do not know how to bring into some order to record our research. You crave a simple resource that offers a way of taking the disorganization overwhelm out of your genealogy research. You want an all-in-one planner that allows them to be purposeful with their research time, money, and resources, to focus on their long term research goals while…
Genealogy research takes time. No one will deny that. One clue leads us to the next and the next and we just keep researching. We break through one brick wall only to be confronted by another time consuming brick wall. A “quick look up” turns into 2 hours of researching….. Dinner is late again! Yes, genealogy research does take time. But…. Are you utilizing good time saving research techniques and apps? Time Saving Apps For Genealogy Researchers Your best time timing research tool is your genealogy research plan. We have discussed in other posts the importance of being clear on your research objective to ensure research success and efficiency. Now…
Getting our family’s photographs is organized is tough. It doesn’t seem to matter if I am organizing the photographs I took on my phone this morning, or trying to decide how organize and store my ancestors’ photographs dating back over 100 years. I never know quite how to begin the sorting or which organizing system I should use. So, I’m turning to the experts! Photo Organization for Genealogy Researchers Today I am sharing with you in video format three (3) fantastic organizers and bloggers who can help shed light on our photo organization woes. Actually one writer is a professional organizer AND a genealogist! (Hi, Caroline!) Note: This video was…
This post contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. Genealogy research is time consuming. No one will dispute that. Part of the problem is us, though. (Notice I’m including myself here, too.) We fail to make the best use of our time while researching. Let’s take a closer look at how we can save time and be more productive researchers. 3 Powerful Time-Saving Tips for Successful Genealogy Research! 1. Use a Timer! Now I know this seems very simplistic, but that’s why a using a timer works! Do you only have 20 minutes to research? Set the timer for 20 minutes. This does 2 things: You will not…