I've decided I have procrastinated long enough and now it is time to get busy. Since I have moved (going on three months) I have been procrastinating about working on my genealogy. I had yet to find a filing system that really would work for me, and I finally found "THE SYSTEM" to implement. I picked up the book, Eliminate Genealogy Clutter by Sherene Henrie Whiting. Some of the the techniques are those I've seen before, but she take you step by step though the organization process. Only problem I've encountered is she calls for pastel hanging files. I cannot not find them anywhere on the web, so they probably would not be found in the office stores either. I figured, not a real problem, as I am not researching my husbands side of the family, (my daughter is working only on his side of her family). By the time we are both done, we'll have her whole ancestry completed/ By only working on my side, this has eliminated the need for hanging file folders in both primary and pastel colors and will make my genealogy project much more manageable. As I already have all of the materials on hand, I should be able to have my system set up and ready to go by the end of this weekend. I think this system is really going to work for me. Not only will it help me with my paper files, the system provides a code for each file that can be included in my genealogy database to locate the original piece of information. Additionally, this system can be used for a digital file system. At least this system has got me to sit down and work with my genealogy again after a couple month hiatus.
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Author - Dr. Kathryn M. Watts
I live in Orange, California with my husband Bill, and my service dog Timber. Genealogy is one of my favorite past times.