Genealogical Document Organizing: Paper Files to Computer Files, Featuring: Organizing Your Electronic Genealogical Documents

  • Contents:
    • Preface – Part 1
    • Preface – Part 2
  • Organizing the Paper Files
    • Turn One Pile into Three Piles
      1. Notes and Documents
      2. Compiled Sheets
      3. Research Aids
    • Separate the Notes and Documents
    • Problems Filing Notes and Documents
    • Three Types of People (Ancestors, Collaterals, Suspicious)
    • Solving the Paper Collecting Problem
    • Rules for Saving Notes and Documents
      1. Control the Sheet Size
      2. Separate by Surname
      3. Separate Surname Sheets by the Place of Origin
      4. Give Every Sheet a Page Number
    • Back to the Pile of Paper
    • Retrieving Notes and Compiling Family Sheets
    • Preparing a List for a Family Sheet
    • Example of a List of Sources (Back of Family Sheet)
    • Other Indexing Options
    • Paper Files to Computer Files
    • Tracking Genealogical Events
    • Genealogical Event Database (GED)
    • Example of GED Designed for Computers
    • Let the Computer Do the Work
    • Paper Filing to a Computer Filing System
  • Organizing Your Genealogical Electronic Documents
    • What You Will Need Besides Your Computer
    • Electronic Filing
    • Surname Folders, Country Folders and Family Folders
    • What Constitutes Your Family?
    • Family Folder
    • Contents Sheet
    • What About Photos?
    • Mylio Photos

William Dollarhide and Leland K. Meitzler

2023, paper, 44 pp.

ISBN: 9781628593648