4. Find a filing system that suits your needs. It should be easy to use and easy to maintain. You can file documents by surname; by surname and locality; by surname and types of records (“Jones— Deeds”); or by couples or family groups.
Take research notes according to your filing system. For example, if you file by surname and type of record, then label notes “Jones—Deeds,” so you can easily file your notes in the corresponding file when you get home.