Genealogy Basics Patti R. Albaugh, Ph.D.
Organizing Your Genealogy Papers <ul><li>Is this you?! </li></ul>
Do You Want to Be Like This?
Types of Organization <ul><li>By Surname  - All papers for an individual surname are filed together  </li></ul><ul><li>By ...
Family Line Method of Organization
Legacy 6.0 Software  Incorporates Color Coding
Each Folder Contains:
Additional Organization <ul><li>Notebooks for Supporting Information </li></ul>
<ul><li>Files for locational information </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Genealogy Basics Patti R. Albaugh, Ph.D.
  2. 2. Organizing Your Genealogy Papers <ul><li>Is this you?! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Do You Want to Be Like This?
  4. 4. Types of Organization <ul><li>By Surname - All papers for an individual surname are filed together </li></ul><ul><li>By Couple or Family - All papers related to a husband and wife or family unit are filed together. </li></ul><ul><li>By Family Line - All papers related to a specific family line are filed together. Many genealogists begin by starting with four such ancestral lines - one for each of their grandparents. </li></ul><ul><li>By Event - All papers related to a specific event type (i.e. birth, marriage, census, etc.) are filed together. </li></ul><ul><li>From: http://genealogy.about.com/cs/organization/a/filing_systems.htm </li></ul>
  5. 5. Family Line Method of Organization
  6. 6. Legacy 6.0 Software Incorporates Color Coding
  7. 7. Each Folder Contains:
  8. 8. Additional Organization <ul><li>Notebooks for Supporting Information </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Files for locational information </li></ul>

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