On Saturday at 5 p.m., I’ll be presenting “Managing Your Digital Environment” at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree in Burbank.
My genealogy organizing principles come from my career as an archivist, where we processed, stored, retrieved, and digitized lots and lots and lots of primary sources. So my Jamboree session will show you how to use archival principles to:
1. Organize your information on your computer(s)
2. Use Internet tools for managing your online life
Because it’s a fairly complex topic, the presentation has a lot of detail that can seem too dense just for one session. So I’ve put together an e-book, Sassy Jane’s Guide to Organizing Your Genealogical Research Using Archival Principles. The $10.50 e-book is a 40-page PDF file you can download here. It covers in detail the ideas and solutions from my presentation, including file folder structure; file-naming conventions for downloads, scanned documents and photographs; the authority file; and how to digitally label your family photographs.