Organize Your Genealogy: Tips from a Professional Organizer

Organizing. It's a word that can strike fear into the heart of most genealogists. What do we do with all of that paper?! I recently sat down with professional organizer and genealogist Janine Adams for her suggestions on how to tackle all of those piles.


Be sure to click the play button/arrow to watch the interview.

Show Notes:

Janine offered some great tips, including:

  • Finding an organizing system that's right for you
  • What to do with precious original documents
  • How a timer can help you tackle all of those piles (this is a method that I like a lot!)
  • Why you shouldn't start with your old research notes when you're transitioning to a digital system. (This one surprised me, but made a lot of sense when I thought about it!)


You can find Janine at and at Peace of Mind Organizing. She has lots of great tips over there!

If you need some help with organizing digital files (and who doesn't?!), check out my interview with Drew Smith, co-host of the Genealogy Guys podcast.ÔÇő

Your Turn:

What was your favorite tip? What have you found that works for you? Let me know if the comments below. 

Learn how to organize your genealogy papers with these practical tips from pro organizer Janine Adams of Organize Your Family History.

Posted: February 28, 2017.

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