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