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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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…
Flickr is fast becoming a favorite tool in my genealogy toolbox! If you are not familiar with it, Flickr is a free photo storage/sharing site. (There is a paid version, but the free version currently meets my needs.) With the free plan you can upload up to 1,000 photographs. The advantages of Flickr include: Cloud storage of your photographs (Tip: Back up your photographs in several places.) The ability to edit your photographs in Flickr The ability to set your privacy settings to Public (anyone), Private (only you) or Friends. The ability to share a photograph to your social media accounts or by email The ability to organize your photographs…
Short on time? Try these quick genealogy research tips to find your ancestors in only 20 minutes a day. Learn efficient research strategies and techniques. How many of you have sat down to do a quick look-up on an ancestor…..and dinner was suddenly cereal again? (Ahem.) Researching your ancestors is exciting, fascinating, overwhelming and time consuming. Most of us don’t have 2-3 hours a day to research. We do need to sleep sometime. Reader Emma recently wrote: I’m trying to get back into doing my research– so right now I’m making a plan to carve out time AND be productive in getting back into the swing of things. I would…