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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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…
Researching genealogy often begins online, but you do not have to get too far into your research to realize an important aspect of genealogy research: Often records you need to to break through a brick wall or simply progress to the next generation back are not online. That means ….time for a genealogy road trip! How To Organize Genealogy Research On The Go One of the most important parts of organizing your genealogy research trip is what you do BEFORE you leave home. Your preparation is the most important factors in whether your research trip is successful or not. Sometimes travel to a needed repository is not feasible. I understand…
How do I organize my genealogy research? is one of the most common questions and/or frustrations expressed by researchers. I understand. I am a recovering “organizing junkie”. I’ve tried multiple organizing systems and failed with most of these. I despaired if I would ever be an organized genealogist! I failed at all of these “perfect” organizing systems for one simple reason. They were not mine. I was trying to put my research into someone else’s system. Failure was sure to follow. How to Organize Genealogy Research Being a researcher, I researched genealogy organization systems. A little this one and a little of that one….. I kept what worked and tossed…