organizing genealogy research sassy jane genealogy Organizing the Sassy Jane Way

If you’re attending Rootstech and interested in organizing the Sassy Jane way, I’m presenting “Managing Your Digital Environment” on Friday at 3 p.m. in Room 155D.

This 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

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.

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 Genealogy Research Using Archival Principles. 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.

I’ll have a coupon code for audience members so you can start organizing the Sassy Jane way.