As I have added new documents and photos to my computer files, over a period of time, I see the time has come once again to reassess the current system I use. This is not a fun venture, in
Yet, I recognize it is a vital part of what we do, and streamlining our system will help make our research efforts more effective in the long run.
This was further driven home as I began entering information into my new updated Legacy 9 software
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As if that were not enough, I also decided to enter my information manually, into Legacy 9, rather than use a Gedcom file. I know, this is all going to take a long, long, long time! But, the goal is for it all to work together. So a fresh, new start is in order and a positive outlook
Since, I realize that what has worked for me in the past is not working efficiently, now. I looked at several of my old
So, I checked a few blogs that I often read as time permits and decided to look further at Randy Seaver's blog post about digital file organization. I really like his approach and have decided to blend some of his ideas into revamping my file structure.
I am now knee deep in
I know there are different rules of thinking, when it comes to genealogy Media, Photos, and Document files. I will try
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I believe, this will work best for me at this point. I have had it all in one
In addition to restructuring files, I am in
If you need ideas, Randy offers excellent advice and information on his article called 'Genealogy Digital File Folder Organization' for file naming conventions, and other helpful suggestions. Actually, I find his blog to be a wonderful resource, overall.
I know there are many others, that I have also learned from, as well. Another resource to check into
I would suggest to look into the latest version, as it includes a chapter on computer-related ideas for digital genealogy organizing. There are many good books on genealogical
Once you decide on how to go about it and what structure to use, then it becomes simply a matter of doing the job and being persistent on an almost daily basis. Some days, due to other responsibilities I set the timer to get the time in....
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