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First, we gather our papers together so we can find what we need and keep them from getting lost.&nbsp;<br>
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''[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research|Pacific Island Guide&nbsp;]] &gt; Step 6. Organize your papers''<br>
  
Next, we put our Ancestor (Pedigree) charts, To Do Lists, and Results lists in one pile and our family charts in another pile.  
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== 1. Gather papers together to find what's needed, and prevent loss. ==
  
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== 2. Put ''pedigree charts, to-do lists'', and ''results lists'' in one pile. Put ''family group records'' in another pile.  ==
  
Then, we put our sheets in alphabetical order by name. <br><br>
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[[Image:Papers behind pedigree.jpg|frame|left|300px]] [[Image:Papers behind fgr.jpg|frame|right|400px]]
  
Next, we put the papers about each family behind their family chart. Put a person’s papers from before they are married behind their parents’ family chart. After a person is married, we put their papers behind the family chart where they appear the husband and wife.
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== 3. Put your ''family group records'' in '''''alphabetical order''''' by name. ==
  
<br><br>We would keep our pedigree charts in one folder and our To Do lists and Results Lists in another. We then can put the chart and associated papers for each family in a forder in alphabetical order by name.  
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Store them in envelopes, sections of a binder, or file folders, as needed. The more papers we get, the bigger the container we would need. <br>We then should store them in a safe place.
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== 4. Put the papers about each family behind their ''family chart''.  ==
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*Put a person’s papers from before they are married behind their parents’ ''family chart''.
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*After a person is married, put their papers behind the family chart where they appear as the husband and wife.
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*Keep your ''pedigree charts'' in one folder and your ''To Do lists'' and ''Results Lists'' in another.
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*You then can put the ''Pedigree Chart'' and associated papers for each family in a folder in alphabetical order by name.  
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*The more papers you get, the bigger the container you will need.
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== 5. Store your papers in a safe place. ==
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Latest revision as of 14:20, 15 August 2009

Pacific Island Guide  > Step 6. Organize your papers

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
Containers for papers.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.

5. Store your papers in a safe place.