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



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 & 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 & 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