Organize Your Genealogy Strategies And Solutions For Every Researcher

Author: Drew Smith
Publisher: Family Tree Books
ISBN: 1440345031
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Get Your Research in Order!

Stop struggling to manage all your genealogy facts, files, and data--make a plan of attack to maximize your progress. Organize Your Genealogy will show you how to use tried-and-true methods and the latest tech tools and genealogy software to organize your research plan, workspace, and family-history finds. In this book, you'll learn how to organize your time and resources, including how to set goals and objectives, determine workable research questions, sort paper and digital documents, keep track of physical and online correspondence, prepare for a research trip, and follow a skill-building plan. With this comprehensive guide, you'll make the most of your research time and energy and put yourself on a road to genealogy success.

Organize Your Genealogy features:
  • Secrets to developing organized habits that will maximize your research time and progress
  • Hints for setting up the right physical and online workspaces
  • Proven, useful systems for organizing paper and electronic documents
  • Tips for managing genealogy projects and goals
  • The best tools for organizing every aspect of your ancestry research
  • Easy-to-use checklists and worksheets to apply the book's strategies
Whether you're a newbie seeking best practices to get started or a seasoned researcher looking for new and better ways of getting organized, this guide will help you manage every facet of your ancestry research.

Organize Your Genealogy In Evernote In 10 Easy Steps

Author: Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Publisher: Olive Tree Genealogy
Size: 23.75 MB
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This book is a step by step guide to using Evernote to organize your genealogy files in 10 easy steps. You will learn how to create notes, how to create stacks, how to set up a hierarchical structure for tags, how to create virtual genealogy binders, easy ways to transfer your computer files into an Evernote Note, and more.

You will be able to follow each step to create your own Genealogy Binders full of your research (documents, photos, audio files, and more) on all your ancestors. Your Genealogy files will be organized, easily accessible and readily available to share with others if desired.

How To Use Evernote For Genealogy A Step By Step Guide To Organize Your Research And Boost Your Genealogy Productivity

Author: Kerry Scott
Publisher: Family Tree Books
ISBN: 1440343837
Size: 45.95 MB
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Maximize Your Research Progress!

Harness the powerful, timesaving organization features of Evernote's free software and mobile apps to manage your genealogy research. This comprehensive user guide explains how to organize all kinds of genealogy clues--from notes and e-mails to vital records and audio files--so the information is easily searchable, accessible on any device, and automatically backed up in the cloud. Step-by-step instructions show you how to file research materials, analyze research clues, collaborate with cousins, and share your family history.

In this book, you'll find

  • Evernote tips and strategies specifically for genealogy researchers, with real-life examples
  • Step-by-step instructions for managing different types of genealogy information, from research notes to document images to web clippings
  • Tricks for using Evernote to speed up research tasks, including transcription and research logs
  • Suggestions to search-optimize your Evernote data so your information is easy to find
  • Ideas for enhancing Evernote with external apps
  • Tips to protect your data and troubleshoot common issues
  • Worksheets to help you organize your notebooks and stacks
Whether you're an Evernote newbie or dedicated user, How to Use Evernote for Genealogy will change your research life by showing you how this free tool can make you a better, more efficient genealogist.

Planning A Future For Your Family S Past How To Organize Your Genealogy Materials Make Decisions About Your Collection And Pass What You Know To Future Generations

Author: Marian Burk Wood
ISBN: B01M8G82R8
Size: 36.45 MB
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Keep your family’s past alive to pass to future generations! Old photos, genealogical documents, ancestors' stories, and artifacts are vital to understanding your family’s past—and they belong to your family’s future. This concise step-by-step guide will show you how to organize and pass your genealogy collection and family history to the next generation. Follow the PASS Process: (1) Prepare by organizing materials, (2) Allocate ownership, (3) Set up a genealogical “will,” (4) Share with heirs. Whether you’re new to genealogy or have years of experience, you’ll find practical ideas and learn how to: sort your genealogy collection into logical categories . . . safely store and label your materials . . . inventory and index for new insights . . . decide what to keep and what to give away . . . write instructions for your collection’s future . . . and bring family history alive now. Includes sample forms and links to online resources to help you put a personalized PASS plan into action.

The Genealogy Do Over Workbook

Author: Thomas MacEntee
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1523266961
Size: 23.35 MB
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Back in December 2014, I made a big announcement online and in social media: Genealogy and I are parting ways. Done. Finished. Game over. Have you ever said to yourself, “That’s it! I’ve had it and it just isn’t worth it anymore!” Well, have you? Sort of like the character Howard Beale in the movie Network when he says, live on air, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” By the end of 2014, after more than 25 years of researching my own family history, that is how I felt. My Past Genealogy Research Frustrates Me! While many who read my post thought that I was leaving the genealogy community or closing down my genealogy business, I had to clarify what I meant by “leaving:” Starting in 2015, I planned on setting my 20+ years of genealogy research aside and starting over. From scratch. Seriously. How many times have you thought about doing the same thing? Did you start your research the same way I did, by just collecting names, grabbing stuff from other online trees, or pasting text into your genealogy software? Lately, has the prospect of going back and citing sources or proving facts and evidence brought you down and ruined your genealogy buzz? Do you throw up your hands and say, “I give up!” only to return to the same review and edit process days or weeks later? If you are like me, you need a genealogy makeover. Better yet, a Genealogy Do-Over. That is what I decided to call the journey upon which I embarked in early 2015. Now I want you to come along. Genealogy Do-Over: A New Journey of Genealogical Discovery Here is the short summary of The Genealogy Do-Over: I set aside everything* related to my genealogy research including notebooks, papers, and even digitized files and my genealogy database files and START OVER. I’m hitting the reset button. I’m allowing myself to have a do-over! (* certain items such as vital records ordered and paid for or research gathered on long-distance trips can be retained). Since I started my initial research, much has changed in the areas of genealogy research methodology and education. I now realize the need to collect facts and track them properly, including the use of source citations. I now understand the process of analyzing evidence and proving facts to reach a conclusion. In essence, I know a lot more about the “process” of genealogical research and I want to put it to use. This is not to say that I have not been following proven guidelines when it comes to finding family history. For my research clients (mostly pro bono), I actually employ all the methods advocated by many in the genealogy community. However, when it comes to my own research from years ago, I am not walking the walk . . . I have just been talking the talk. It is not always easy to “walk backwards” and review every bit of information gathered over the years. Instead, I wanted to do more than re-walk a trodden path: I wanted to head out from the same starting point and see where the journey took me. I knew I would have access to better tools, better knowledge and be better equipped for each twist and turn. Now, I encourage you to join me on this journey. The Genealogy Do-Over journey is constructed of 12 mileposts or journey markers that are laid out over one year. You can choose to pace yourself differently. You can even decide to drop some of the less important tasks and add your own. Do whatever it takes to ensure that you are on a firm footing to finding your ancestors.

How To Archive Family Photos A Step By Step Guide To Organize And Share Your Photos Digitally

Author: Denise May Levenick
Publisher: Family Tree Books
ISBN: 144034096X
Size: 62.16 MB
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Organize and enjoy your family's memories!

You've captured countless cherished family photos of babies' first steps, graduations, weddings, holidays, vacations, and priceless everyday moments on your smartphone or digital camera. Perhaps you've inherited a collection of heirloom family photographs, too. But now what?

How to Archive Family Photos is a practical how-to guide for organizing your growing digital photo collection, digitizing and preserving heirloom family photos, and sharing your treasured photos.

In this book, you'll find:

  • Simple strategies to get your photos out of a smartphone or camera and into a safe storage space
  • Easy methods to organize and back up your digital photos, including file-naming and tagging hints
  • Achievable steps to digitize and preserve heirloom family photos
  • Step-by-step workflows illustrating common photo organizing and digitizing scenarios
  • Checklists for setting up your own photo organization system
  • 25 photo projects to preserve, share, and enjoy your family photos
Whether you have boxes full of tintypes and black-and-white photographs, an ever-growing collection of digital photos, or a combination of the two, this book will help you rescue your images from the depths of hard drives and memory cards (or from the backs of closets) so that you can organize and preserve your family photo collection for future generations.

The Family Tree Guide To Dna Testing And Genetic Genealogy

Author: Blaine T. Bettinger
Publisher: Family Tree Books
ISBN: 1440345325
Size: 44.54 MB
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Unlock the secrets in your DNA!

Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you'll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing companies and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will demystify the often-overwhelming subject and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data. To give you a holistic view of genetic testing for ancestry, the book also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, as well as how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can especially benefit from DNA testing.

The book features:
  • Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns
  • Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and which tests can solve which family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful
  • Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them
  • Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results and research once you've been tested
Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.

Write Your Family History Easy Steps To Organize Save And Share

Author: Stephen Szabados
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1495442691
Size: 33.83 MB
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Genealogy research should go beyond finding documents and filling in charts. This book outlines a simple process that will aid your research and create pages of information that can be read and understood by all family members. Your research will become faster and more accurate and your family can enjoy the family history. We all have family stories that give insights into the lives our ancestors. Some are entertaining and others are more historical in nature. Many others are celebrations of our ethnic and cultural heritage. They all should be saved and repeated for our future generations. However, pieces of these stories are lost as families pass them down from generation to generation. Writing a family history will save them for many generations. Writing a family history can seem to be a very challenging project for many people. Hopefully, the methods discussed in this book will show the reader a simple format that will make this task much easier. You may be reluctant to write down these stories because you do not consider yourself a writer or you cannot see how your family history is important to save. However, it is important for you to understand that someone in your family should capture and save the oral histories, do the research to try to confirm what the accurate story is and do the research to increase the knowledge of your ancestor’s lives. All of our immigrant ancestors contributed to America’s history and their stories should be saved for our grandchildren. Our family histories should give clues of their roles and this will help us understand our roots. Your collection of family history, photos and documents are incomplete unless someone writes an explanation of how they are related. This creates your unique family history and is the core of why someone needs to write them down for the enjoyment of your children and grandchildren. If you feel you do not have the skills to do this, who in your family can? If you like to do the research, is there someone that can work with you to write it? If you are interested in telling your family stories, I hope that the materials in this book help you overcome your fears of writing and you will commit the oral traditions of your family to the written word. I show how getting started with brief biographical summaries can make writing easier and overcome your fears of writing, I cover simple methods for organizing your summaries that can stand alone and then later be combined into a larger document that becomes your family history. The book reviews a simple process that compiles oral history, family pictures, and genealogical documents and puts it together into a readable and interesting document that suddenly becomes your family history.

Organize Your Genealogy Life Cd

Author: Family Tree Editors
Publisher: Family Tree Magazine
ISBN: 144030176X
Size: 11.18 MB
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Organize your genealogy life!

Family history research generates piles of paper, megabytes of computer files and boxes of photos that can take over file drawers and overflow desktops, sapping the energy out of your genealogy search.

Not anymore! This CD has Family Tree Magazine's best advice and tools for getting your research in order and keeping it that way--making you a more efficient genealogist. This space-saving, PC- and Mac-compatible CD lets you click right to recommended Web sites, search the entire text and print pages for reference.

On this CD:
Conquer the chaos
Choose the best genealogy filing system for you
Decide what to keep and what to toss
Keep a neat genealogy space (no matter how large or small)

Clear computer clutter
Organize your hard drive
Stop losing important emails
Track your online research

Bring order to heirlooms
What to do when you inherit the family archive
Safely store photos and heirlooms
Leave an organized legacy

Organized research habits
Basic genealogy supplies you'll need
How to use research logs and timelines
Software tricks for tracking your search

17 printable forms to help you stay organized and record your research discoveries

Preserving Your Family Photographs How To Organize Present And Restore Your Precious Family Images

Author: Maureen Taylor
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 1558705791
Size: 40.52 MB
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Interest in genealogy often begins with a stack of old photos. Genealogists and non-genealogists love old photos, and many have collections of photos of their ancestors, but sadly are unaware of how to organize and properly care for these precious heirlooms. Preserving Your Family Photographs shows how to organize and store photographs so future generations can enjoy them. All genealogists, family historians and anyone with a desire to gather and preserve family photographs in an album will benefit from this book Readers will learn to care for photos, how to identify different types of damage and learn basic conservation techniques, how to buy the proper storage materials, how to organize the family photo archive, and how to safely display photographs. This book is a strong follow-up to Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs, which discussed how to identify types of old photos and how to interpret family history information in them.

Organize Your Genealogy

Author: Drew Smith
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1440345031
Size: 10.66 MB
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Organize Your Genealogy features: Secrets to developing organized habits that will maximize your research time and progress Hints for setting up the right physical and online workspaces Proven, useful systems for organizing paper and ...

Organize Your Genealogy

Author: Drew Smith
Publisher: Family Tree Books
ISBN: 1440345058
Size: 18.78 MB
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Organize Your Genealogy features: Secrets to developing organized habits that will maximize your research time and progress Hints for setting up the right physical and online workspaces Proven, useful systems for organizing paper and ...

How To Archive Family Keepsakes

Author: Denise May Levenick
Publisher: Family Tree Books
ISBN: 1440322457
Size: 75.21 MB
Format: PDF
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You'll learn how to: Organize the boxes of your parents' stuff that you inherited Decide which family heirlooms to keep Donate items to museums, societies, and charities Protect and pass on keepsakes Create a catalog of family heirlooms ...

Organizing Your Family History Search

Author: Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781558705111
Size: 21.14 MB
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Tells how to create a family history filing system, prepare for research trips, set up a home office for genealogical work, and preserve one's findings

Family Tree Memory Keeper

Author: Allison Dolan
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 144033062X
Size: 25.79 MB
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Family Tree Memory Keeper helps you keep track of basic genealogy information and special family memories including traditions, heirloom histories, family records, newsworthy moments, family migrations and immigrations, old recipes, ...

How To Organize Family History Paperwork

Author: Denise May Levenick
Publisher: Family Tree Books
ISBN: 1440330875
Size: 59.36 MB
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Family history research can quickly create mountains of paperwork. This book give you step-by-step instruction to effectively organize and digitize your genealogy research papers.

Organization Strategies For Genealogy Success

Author: Denise May Levenick
Publisher: Family Tree Books
ISBN: 1440330883
Size: 26.25 MB
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This book offers step-by-step instruction to help you: Organize your genealogy research methods Organize your family history source citations Select the best software to make your genealogy research more effecient and effective Connect with ...

The Family Tree Guide To Dna Testing And Genetic Genealogy

Author: Blaine Bettinger
Publisher: Family Tree Books
ISBN: 1440345392
Size: 11.91 MB
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The book features: Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and which tests can solve which ...

The Organized Family Historian

Author: Ann Carter Fleming
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1418566411
Size: 63.35 MB
Format: PDF
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Also included, in this book, are instructions on the best ways to store and preserve one-of-a-kind family relics.

Organize Your Digital Life

Author: Aimee Baldridge
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426203349
Size: 44.75 MB
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A practical handbook reflecting the needs of the new digital world provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to organize, catalog, store, and share one's digital archive of photographs, videos, music, and other personal documents, ...