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Re: Genealogy 102--How to organize my "stuff"
Posted by: Peggy Hooper Date: March 13, 2002 at 12:49:17
In Reply to: Genealogy 102--How to organize my "stuff" by Donna Barré of 38931

My way but not everyone's. I have created new facts titled "Documents - Birth, Documents - Death, Documents - Obits, Documents - Misc. and Documents - Photos and enabled the description field. I then created a numbering system that I printed on return address labels. These labels are
then placed on the plastic sleeve that contains the particular document that is then placed in a notebook in number order.

Examples of some of the entries for my father are (this is the info I type into the description field):

MIS 058 US Navy Coopersmiths' Class 1931
MIS 063 US Navy Discharge 1936 (2 pages)
MIS 120 War Ration Books (7 pages) 1942, 1943
MIS 186 Poems (4 pages) 1944
MC 003
BC 004
DC 001

I do not use the date or place fields. When I print out a 'fact usage list' I get an alphabetical list of all the entries for a particular kind of document, likewise printing an 'individual summery' will give me all
documents pertaining to an individual.

If I want to combine all documents I export to Excel and sort them any way I want.

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