1. Purge your papers.
When deciding what to keep and what to toss, Organizing Your Family History Search (Betterway Books) author Sharon DeBartolo Carmack recommends asking these questions:
- Could this item be a historical document in the future?
- Will future genealogists find this piece of paper valuable to our family history?
- Is the information on this paper up to date?
- Would it be hard to get another copy of this document if I should need it again?
2. Digitize, digitize, digitize.
3. Set up a system.
4. Print less.
5. Lighten your library.
6. Work the web.
7. Find the right fit.
8. Get a space-saving computer.
9. Do double duty.
10. Make it meaningful.