January 2021
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Genealogy file organization doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, the easier your system, the more you will use it and stick to it. I was asked to show the group how I made my family books which organize and preserve the records I have found, and also make it easy to access those records. The basic steps are the same for most versions of organization, only the content of the filing system changes. If your genealogy is easy to access, you will be more productive and minimize repeat searches. This presentation will provide ideas to help you preserve and organize your stuff.

About the presenter:  Jeanie has been interested in genealogy since helping her mother read  microfiche as a child. An engineer by training, computers were not scary so she started with computerized databases very early, learning the great application of them for genealogy. She has used most of the genealogy programs at one time or another. Recently she has actively combined her own research with that she inherited from her mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, and many others, and their different (or non-existent) filing systems. A bonus while uncovering wonderful documents is all of the photos she then puts on
quilts. This is a great way to showcase remembrances!

Jeanie Smith

Organizing and
Preserving Your Stuff

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Business Meeting 12:30 PM

Program Begins at 1:00 PM

Have you ever wished for an opportunity to learn how to master organizing and sharing your genealogy stuff? What about actually seeing how someone else has managed their stuff? Well you are in for a treat to do just that! Join us on January 14th and get motivated by seeing tips and examples of one of our own member's approach to organizing their genealogy finds!


This will be a virtual Zoom meeting.  The link below will be activated 10 minutes before the start of the meeting. 

Please click on the button below to open January's presentation handout
The Heirloom Template is provided through the courtesy of Lisa Louise Cooke at her Genealogy Gems Website

Jeanie Smith's Presentation a great success

Please join the website committee in thanking Jeanie Smith for her wonderful presentation around getting organized in Genealogy. It was an eye opener and I think we all learned a lot from her presentation

Program will be conducted virtually via Zoom unless otherwise stated.