Organizing Genealogy Research
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
With this step-by-step Sassy Jane Genealogy Guide, you’ll manage all three kinds of information without duplicating or spending more time managing a complicated system.
Organize your genealogy research just like an archivist would. Learn about the four practices that archivists use daily that provide the underpinnings for great organization of your family history records.
A retrieval system—a way of locating what you own on demand—is essential. Naming and organizing digital files for quick retrieval, file folder structure, and linking paper and digital records are all ways to find your documents when you need them.
Organizing Genealogy Research Using Archival Principles is a 39-page PDF download and has four sections:
Using Consistent Data Entry and File Naming
Creating the Six-Folder Digital Filing System
Filing Paper Records
Linking Digital and Paper Records in Citations