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
Because it’s a fairly complex topic, my 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
- authority file
- how to digitally label your family photographs
Organizing Genealogy Research Using Archival Principles is a step-by-step guide to managing your genealogy records, using six digital folders. Learn how to name and organize digital files for quick retrieval, link paper and digital records, and tame your genealogy research.
There are three principal sets of information genealogists create:
The digital file created by your family tree application (Legacy, Reunion, Family Tree Maker, Rootsmagic, etc.)
Paper records, including original or vintage documents and photographs, plus printouts and photocopies
Digital records, including downloads and scans
I’ll have a coupon code for audience members so you can start organizing the Sassy Jane way. See you in Salt Lake!