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Offline LeonieH

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Information Storage
« on: Thursday 12 May 16 08:36 BST (UK) »
What is the best way to keep all the information that is collected while searching for your family history?

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Re: Information Storage
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 12 May 16 09:04 BST (UK) »
Here's a link to a useful article regarding the organisation of information:-
McLeod, McKean, Hepburn (Fife)
McGowan, Gowan (Dumfriesshire, Ireland)
Nelson, McKean (Lanarkshire)
McKean, Mulgrew (Lethbridge, Alberta)
Boswell, Plumb, Lyon, Stokes, Pemberton, Crawford, Threadgold (Cheshire)
Tierney (Scotland/Ireland)

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Re: Information Storage
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 12 May 16 10:37 BST (UK) »
A question that's been asked a number of times. You'll find everyone has their own method.
I keep it simple. A folder for all gen. records with folders for each family. Inside each family folder a folder for census, BMD, wills, photos etc. A separate folder for web links.
Rule one is save everything. You may come across a person or some info. that may not be relevant at the time but find out later it is.
For hard copies I only store documents I've been sent such as BMD certs & wills which are kept in colour coded binders after being scanned.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Information Storage
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 12 May 16 10:41 BST (UK) »
have a look here

at the end of the day, the choice is yours, to get a system up and running that works best for you.
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Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,