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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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Turning over a new leaf

Turning over a new leaf

As the new year approaches, I’ve been assessing my research habits.  I’m always striving to improve on my methods, organization skills, and research habits. I’ve been working diligently on my project to input all my old documentation.  It’s slow going–but it’s going! I had hoped to have it completed by the end of this year, but a couple of events interfered.  Some of them within my family and some of them within my research. I was going to stop researching…

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Binders or Folders?

Binders or Folders?

[I am working backwards through Amy Coffin’s 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy because I wasn’t paying attention at the beginning of the year.  This is my entry for week #29…Organizational Tools. Here’s one of the things I learned from genealogy.  Everyone has a method for organization that is the WAY THAT THINGS MUST BE DONE.  The thing is not all methods work for everyone.  What I learned is that you must find what works for you then implement it. When…

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My Shelf is Attacking Me

My Shelf is Attacking Me

One of the Winter Games challenges is to organize and file at least 20 hard files in their binders. After my experience tonight, I am fairly sure why I’m so far behind on filing. It’s too dang dangerous! I pulled out the first stack of papers and proceeded to knock my glidepoint, the wrist guard, and the mouse pad onto the floor. That wasn’t a very good start. Getting the first binder off the shelf produced a dust cloud and…

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