Genealogical research produces a lot of “stuff,” such as documents, books, binders, journals, photographs, CDs, and a mountain of paper. How can you possibly get all that “stuff” organized? While every genealogical researcher’s collection and focus is different, there are lots of ways to get things organized.
Mess or Morass? All of us have some degree of clutter associated with our genealogical work. However, it may become overwhelming. A clean desk is an indication that you’re not really working very hard at your research; however, when your desk and every other surface is covered with papers, books, charts, notes, and other materials, it’s a sure sign that your genealogy is out of control. How did it ever get that way? Have you lost the ability to find even recently found evidence? What can be done to take control of this genealogy beast?
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