Step 2b. Set Up Your Filing System


Set Up Some File Folders For Your Documents & Research Notes

When you first start researching your family history, you might be able to keep everything straight in your mind—but, that won’t last for long.

When you start interviewing older relatives, doing research at the Family History Center, looking things up on the Internet, writing letters, sending emails, or even visiting libraries, archives and courthouses—you’ll quickly reach the point of information overload.

There’s no right or wrong way, only whatever works best for you.  However, it’s usually easiest to keep everything about an individual family in a single file folder (so it’s not spread between numerous folders and binders).

Here’s how to do it –> How To Set Up Your File Folders

Then, once you’ve got your file folders set up, start going through that big pile of family history stuff you’ve got on your table.  Sort it into each family’s folder.  Once that’s done, you’re ready for your next big step towards family history nirvana!

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Next…  Step 2c.  Enter Your Family Info Into The Computer