In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss ideas for organizing genealogy papers, documents, electronic files, and more. We’ll talk about how to choose a personal family tree software program and how to create backups of your research so they don’t get lost or destroyed.
Diana is going to talk about her story of receiving a suitcase full of unorganized genealogy papers from her father and how she dealt with that. We’ll talk about favorite tools and what which tools we actually use, then ideas for additional methods that others use.
The Suitcase: Getting Organized One Paper at a Time, article by Diana
Locality Filing System: BYU-Idaho handout Organizing Genealogical Research and Note Files by Jill Crandall
Using Evernote for Genealogy Research, article by Diana
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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