The Organizing Your Genealogy Research guide covers a lot of ground from my presentation today on “Managing Your Digital Environment” at the Sacramento Public Library. 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.
Today we covered 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 Genealogy Research Using Archival Principles. The $9.99 e-book is a 40-page PDF that you can download and print. 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 […]