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Genealogist's Guide to Getting Organized eBook
This 65-page ebook includes pro tips for organizing digital files, papers and research using a variety of supplies and online tactics.
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Free Genealogy Research Forms and Organizers
These free forms will help you keep tabs on your genealogy plans and progress, so you can research more efficiently. They’re perfect for tracking records and organizing your files.
23 Secrets to Organize Your Genealogy Free eBook
This ebook contains six guides from Family Tree Magazine for organizing your family history, including: articles on space-saving strategies, organizational habits, sample filing systems, ideas for how to arrange your genealogy workspace, research calendar form, and biographical outline.
Genealogy File Folder Cover Sheet Templates
Don’t waste time wading through every paper in a folder bulging full of papers. Use Genealogy File Folder Cover Sheet Templates to list the contents of your genealogy files. Separate templates for filing by surname and filing by couple or family group.
Free Forms for Recording Your Family History
Family history isn’t just about records and vital statistics—it’s also about the stories, memories and traditions you want to pass on to future generations. These free forms available for download will help you preserve those precious pieces of your family’s past.
Organization Strategies and Tips
Spring is the perfect time of year to tidy up your genealogy research! We’ve compiled some of our favorite organization tips to help you get inspired.READ MORE
Plan your family history research, track ancestor searches, and log your genealogy finds with the free Trello app. Here’s how to use it.READ MORE
Evernote’s logo is an elephant—because it never forgets. Learn the best ways to organize research notes and files in Evernote with these six steps.READ MORE
Having trouble keeping track of all your ancestors? Learn how to use a genealogical numbering system and assign numbers to key ancestors.READ MORE
Organize Your Paper Files
Old documents, papers, records and other materials that provide information about your ancestors can be valuable research tools. But how do you know what is worth holding on to for a while and what you can afford to let go of to free up some space? Here’s a guide to help you make these difficult decisions.READ MORE
Organize Your Digital Files
Learn how to organize your genealogy files on your computer with these practical tips for naming, managing and sorting digital documents and photos.READ MORE
These five genealogy activities will help you organize your digital genealogy files. Do these any day you’re stuck indoors to whip your research files into shape.READ MORE
Organize Your Family Photos and Family History Archive
Is your collection of family photos less than picture-perfect? Turn your piles of pictures into a model of photo organization in eight steps.READ MORE
Are your digital photos scattered across your computer, phone and camera? Take six steps now so your family’s visual legacy won’t be lost forever.READ MORE
Find out how a digital asset management (DAM) workflow makes it easy to organize and back up your family photos.READ MORE
Metadata can help you store and transfer key details about image files. Learn how to edit and manage the metadata in your digital images and photos.READ MORE
End family collection chaos! These seven tech tools help you turn your archive of old photos, papers and artifacts into an organized research resource.READ MORE
Create and organize a family archive of heirlooms and old photos that future generations will cherish.READ MORE
Create the Ideal Genealogy Workspace
Overwhelmed by clutter? Get ideas to organize with our look inside the workspaces and best practices of six professional genealogists.READ MORE
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS*
Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher by Drew Smith (Family Tree Books)
How to Use Evernote for Genealogy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Organize Your Research and Boost Your Genealogy Productivity by Kerry Scott (Family Tree Books)
How to Organize Family History Paperwork: A Genealogist’s Guide to Effective Record Keeping by Denise May Levenick (Family Tree Books)
How to Organize Inherited Items: A Step-by-Step Guide for Dealing with Boxes of Your Parents’ Stuff by Denise May Levenick (Family Tree Books)
The Organized Family Historian: How to File, Manage, and Protect Your Genealogical Records and Heirlooms by Ann Carter Fleming (Rutledge Hill Press)
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