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Organising Your Family History

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Paul Report 30 Jan 2020 14:48

It's taken me a long long time to get myself organised, no system is perfect, believe me! Mine has evolved and been adapted over the years, normally when I have been unable to find something when I needed it most, or I have downloaded or ordered a certificate twice!

I have added pictures and written up how my system works. I use a lot of templates and sheets that I have made for myself, if anybody wants a copy of any of these, don't hesitate to give me a shout.


Rambling Report 30 Jan 2020 18:03

I admire your organisation :-D Good idea to have notebooks the same colour as the folder titles, one to think about if ever I get around to it! ( like so many other things I should get around to!)


Paul Report 30 Jan 2020 21:11

Its taken me forever to get round to it to be fair haha


ArgyllGran Report 1 Feb 2020 19:35

Some other people's systems here


Paul Report 1 Feb 2020 22:53

Thanks ArgyllGran