Paperwork and pictures and planning… oh my! Whether you’re new to the genealogy game or an old hand by now, one thing is certain: this hobby creates a lot of files and projects. Is it possible to contain the chaos? Yes! This eBook will help you organize your time, photos, files, records, budget—all the necessary (but often unwieldy) resources of successful genealogical endeavors.We’re not talking just file folders and sticky notes here! The Genealogist’s Guide to Getting Organized features the latest in organizing trends, apps, software, and research techniques. With advice from industry experts, you’ll discover the best methods for establishing order.View AllClose
What’s InsideGenealogist’s Guide to Getting Organized features:
- Essential information on how to organize your genealogy project planning, files, and research using a variety of both online and offline tactics
- Step-by-step tips for time management, writing your family history, beginning a research project, planning out your yearly goals, and much more
- Checklists, charts, templates, and worksheets that can be filled out directly in the eBook—plus clickable links to recommended products and services
Who Should Get This BookYou’ll love Genealogist’s Guide to Getting Organized if…
- You just received the results of your DNA test and are ready to dive into genealogy research for the first time
- You’re curious about the latest storage systems for organizing all your genealogy paperwork and files
- You’re facing a specific research project that seems daunting, and you need to know how to tackle it
Excerpt: Sample TipsHere are some tips you’ll find in Genealogist’s Guide to Getting Organized:
- Log your searches. A research log is a comprehensive list of sources you’ve searched or plan to search. Information logged should include: source name and URL or location, the purpose of each search, the date you performed the search, the related person or family, notations and source citations, and comments.
- Remember the “Backup3-2-1” motto to protect your research. You should have three copies of your digital files—stored in two different types of storage media—and one copy stored offsite.
- Look for a finding aid when researching state archives. This type of guide explains how the records were created, what information they contain, and how they’re organized at the repository.