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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A collection of the best genealogy apps for staying organized while finding your ancestors. Make researching on the go easier with these free apps. One of the things my husband appreciates about me is that I travel light. I can pack for a week in carry-on luggage only. If need be, I can make do with just a backpack (a really stuffed backpack!). I travel light when researching on-site at repositories. You never know when you might need to move from area to area in the archives or courthouse, and I do not want to be slowed down by too much stuff. Genealogy apps on my smartphone allow me to…
Everyone should move once every 20 years! We did just that. Packing up my genealogy research, my ancestors’ photographs and all of the various family ephemera, I discovered I am NOT organized. (What’s worse? I thought I was.) Genealogy notes tucked here and there. Boxes of old family photographs still to be identified and scanned. In the closet. On the shelf. On my computer. Obviously I needed help! Raise your hand if you are like me. (Please don’t let me be the only one!) Judging by the number of Pinterest boards labeled some variation of “Genealogy Organization”, I think many researchers do fall into this group. Organizing your genealogy records…