Step 6. Organize your papers
First, we gather our papers together so we can find what we need and keep them from getting lost.
Next, we put our Ancestor (Pedigree) charts, To Do Lists, and Results lists in one pile and our family charts in another pile.
Then, we put our sheets in alphabetical order by name.
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.
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.
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.
We then should store them in a safe place.