Organize Like an Archivist: Taming Genealogy Records and Research


(4 customer reviews)

Organize Like an Archivist: Taming Genealogy Records and Research ebook makes organizing your genealogy research a snap.

• Can’t find the records you know you have?
• Lost in a sea of digital files and paper?
• Need to organize new records you’re finding?
• Searching for a better way to organize your work?

Let an archivist be your guide. Organize your US and international genealogy records. Put your family history research in order once and for all. Organize and link your digital files and paper records. No need for color codes, numbering systems, or complicated schemes with this archives-based system.


Organize Like an Archivist: Taming Genealogy Records and Research

In this Sassy Jane Genealogy eBook, you’ll learn to how to organize your genealogy research the same way archivists organize collections.

organize-like-an-archivist-scrapbookArchivists manage vast amounts of paper records and digital files. And they catalog them so they can be retrieved and used by researchers. So this makes archival concepts useful to consider when organizing genealogy research.

In Organize Like an Archivist, you’ll find a step-by-step guide to managing your all of your genealogy research and records. From webinar handouts to vital records, your genealogy research can be cataloged. Learn how to name and organize digital files for quick retrieval, link paper and digital records, and tame your genealogy research.

Inside This Sassy Jane Genealogy eBook

Chapter 1. Consistent Data Entry and File-Naming

  • Top Ten Organizing Concepts from Archivists
  • Controlled Vocabulary
  • Authority Files
  • Digital File Naming

Chapter 2. The Six-Folder Master Genealogy Filing System

  • Administrative Files
  • Family Tree Software Files
  • Family Photographs
  • Primary Sources
  • Secondary Sources
  • Surnames

3. Managing Paper and Digital Records 

  • Original Paper Records
  • Photocopies and Printouts
  • Linking Paper and Digital Records
  • Creating Successful Sources and Citations

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4 reviews for Organize Like an Archivist: Taming Genealogy Records and Research

  1. kurt.krueckeberg (verified owner)

    This guide is very succinct and pracitcal. Just what I was looking for, and it gave me a lot of confidence–since the author is an expert–that I could actually organize all that I have in a really useful way.

  2. Debbie Hilliard

    This book has been a blessing to re-organizing all of the digital files on my computer and software program. I have been researching for over 25 years and have a lot of digital research material to re-organize but it will be worth it. The methods in this book are easy to understand, simply file names, and quick to implement. It is quicker and easier to search for and manage files and photographs. I also purchased Simplifying Genealogy Sources and Citations and Cataloging Digital Family Photographs – all help simplify digital files.

  3. Steve Schell (verified owner)

    I attended Nancy’s RootsTech 2018 presentation based upon this ebook. I knew half way through the session that this method of organizing was exactly what I was looking for. The ebook is well-written and easy to understand. The organization that she proposes is simple yet very powerful.

  4. Nancy Loe

    Patty in California writes, “Amazing guide. Very good insights on how to organize all my records.”

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