Organization figured into Virtual Genealogy Conference participants’ time-saving research tips (see yesterday’s post) in a major way. Forgotten research steps, piles of unfiled papers, digital documents scattered all over your hard drive, and an overflowing email inbox: All of these take away from your research time and make genealogy research seem more like a chore than a joy.
Here’s my organization problem (well, one of them): I’ll be at work and come across a a relative’s record or a website to search. I’ll email the record or URL to myself to check out later. Then I either forget about the message or waste time looking for it (and all of its sad, forgotten friends). I need a better way to keep track of and prioritize these reminders.
Family Tree University’s One-Week Workshop: Organize Your Genealogy will teach youand mehow to better manage the process and products of genealogy research. It’ll cover how to archive family keepsakes and heirlooms; effectively arrange data, paper and digital files; and keep an orderly research log.
The workshop, taking place March 15-22 (that’s a Friday through Friday), includes:
- six pre-recorded video classes, with demos of recommended websites and strategies
- excerpts from our popular Organize Your Genealogy Family Tree University course
- daily message-board discussions with workshop participants and instructors
- A day when Denise May Levenick, organization expert and author of How To Archive Your Family Keepsakes, will be on hand to provide consultation and answer your questions
I’ll be there, looking for solutions to my organization problems.
What’s your biggest genealogy organization challenge? The One-Week Organize Your Genealogy Workshop will have ideas to make you a more-efficient researcher, too.
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