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Should I Get Rid of My Genealogy Binders?

Should I Get Rid of My Genealogy Binders?

Binders and folders are necessary for genealogy, aren’t they? You have to print your family group sheets and save them somewhere…don’t you? What if I told you I was seriously considering reducing my genealogy binders so that they only hold copies of documents? What if I took it one step further and got rid of them all? I know, crazy talk. Do I Need All These Binders? I started with folders. I still have a whole filing cabinet of them….

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Things I Learned Cleaning Up My Digital Files: File Folder Structure

Things I Learned Cleaning Up My Digital Files: File Folder Structure

I’ve posted at great length about the massive project I worked on for about two years organizing the genealogy documents on my computer.  While cleaning up this huge mess that I, and I alone created, I learned several things.  I’m passing on what I learned as it might help someone else in the same predicament or prevent it from happening. Think about file folder structure I realized that I really didn’t have any set way of filing documents.  I could…

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I have conquered my mountain!

I have conquered my mountain!

You may recall a year or so ago, I wrote a post about organizing the documents on my computer.  This was a monumental effort.  There were over 200 folders with multiple folders within.  I have no clue how many documents there were.  I think it would have scared me if I knew! I started the project in 2011 with 150 folders.  Then, half way through, I had to reorganize the folders because I was touching the same families twice in…

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SNGF: My Genealogy Fun involves Evernote

SNGF: My Genealogy Fun involves Evernote

Randy has put up his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun for this week.  I’m supposed to write about what genealogy fun I had this week.  I wish I could say I went on some wonderful field trip…but I didn’t. My genealogy fun involves Evernote.  Last week, I went back to working in the French Civil Records.  I’ve decided to see if my ancestors had relatives who came to America.  So, I’m working on 1840 to whatever the last records are.  I…

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Falling in love with Evernote

Falling in love with Evernote

Until I rooted my Nook Color, I didn’t really give much thought to the conversations and blog posted swirling around me about Evernote.  I couldn’t really see what the hubbub was about. Then, last week, I rooted my NC (meaning, I got a memory card that makes it a fully functioning Android tablet).  I noticed the Evernote app in the Google Play store, so I downloaded it, since I like downloading apps. After installing it, I asked around and saw…

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