Step 6. Organize your papers

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(word smith)
(word smith)
Line 3: Line 3:
 
== 1. Gather papers together to find what's needed, and prevent loss.  ==
 
== 1. Gather papers together to find what's needed, and prevent loss.  ==
  
[[Image:-scattered papers-.jpg|frame|left|725px]]
+
[[Image:-scattered papers-.jpg|frame|left|725px]]  
  
 
== 2. Put ''pedigree charts, to-do lists'', and ''results lists'' in one pile. Put ''family group records'' in another pile.  ==
 
== 2. Put ''pedigree charts, to-do lists'', and ''results lists'' in one pile. Put ''family group records'' in another pile.  ==
  
[[Image:Papers behind pedigree.jpg|frame|left|300px]] [[Image:Papers behind fgr.jpg|frame|right|400px]]
+
[[Image:Papers behind pedigree.jpg|frame|left|300px]] [[Image:Papers behind fgr.jpg|frame|right|400px]]  
  
 
== 3. Put your ''family group records'' in '''''alphabetical order''''' by name.  ==
 
== 3. Put your ''family group records'' in '''''alphabetical order''''' by name.  ==
Line 13: Line 13:
 
[[Image:Alphabetical fgrs.jpg|frame|center|400px]]  
 
[[Image:Alphabetical fgrs.jpg|frame|center|400px]]  
  
==== 4. Put the papers about each family behind their ''family chart''.  ====
+
== 4. Put the papers about each family behind their ''family chart''.  ==
  
[[Image:Pile with family charts.jpg|thumb|right]]  
+
[[Image:Pile with family charts.jpg|frame|right|500px]]  
  
 
:*Put a person’s papers from before they are married behind their parents’ ''family chart''. <br>*After a person is married, put their papers behind the family chart where they appear as the husband and wife.
 
:*Put a person’s papers from before they are married behind their parents’ ''family chart''. <br>*After a person is married, put their papers behind the family chart where they appear as the husband and wife.
Line 23: Line 23:
 
*The more papers you get, the bigger the container you will need.
 
*The more papers you get, the bigger the container you will need.
  
[[Image:Containers for papers.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>  
+
[[Image:Containers for papers.jpg|frame|right]]<br>  
  
 
Store them in a safe place.  
 
Store them in a safe place.  

Revision as of 21:38, 24 December 2008

Pacific Island Guide  > Step 6. Organize your papers

Contents

1. Gather papers together to find what's needed, and prevent loss.

-scattered papers-.jpg

2. Put pedigree charts, to-do lists, and results lists in one pile. Put family group records in another pile.

Papers behind pedigree.jpg
Papers behind fgr.jpg

3. Put your family group records in alphabetical order by name.

Alphabetical fgrs.jpg

4. Put the papers about each family behind their family chart.

Pile with family charts.jpg
  • Put a person’s papers from before they are married behind their parents’ family chart.
    *After a person is married, put their papers behind the family chart where they appear as the husband and wife.
  • Keep your pedigree charts in one folder and your To Do lists and Results Lists in another.
  • You then can put the Pedigree Chart and associated papers for each family in a folder in alphabetical order by name.
  • The more papers you get, the bigger the container you will need.
Containers for papers.jpg

Store them in a safe place.

Step 5. Organize your information  <  Previous  |  Next  >  Step 7. Track your research