Being organized is a key ingredient to any researcher�s success. To organize and reorganize your family history information is actually the last step of the research cycle. As taught in The Complete Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program (2011 edition), you cannot begin with step 1 until step 8 is complete. And in time, you too will be able to find any of your paper files in just a matter of seconds.
A summary of instructions that can be modified to match your particular filing system may be downloaded and printed by clicking here. Remember you should file your filing instructions in the front of your notebook. Print them on official looking paper, so that what you leave behind will be cherished by the next generation, or passed on to an archive who will appreciate the work you have accomplished.
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