Tracing Your Ancestors Magazine: Organize Your Genealogy Research Tips, Tricks and Strategies
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Media: BOOK - magazine, 68 pages
Author: L. Alzo & D. Levenick
Other: b&w photos
Publisher: Moorshead Magazines
Well-known genealogical organisational experts, Lisa Alzo and Denise Levenick have combined forces to write a collection of 19 articles specific to genealogy organisation, and it is produced in magazine format.
Covering all aspects of genealogy organisation, it starts with an article on getting rid of the useless clutter – and knowing what is of archival value to an article dealing with organising your genealogy research through the use of online internet resources.
Denise Levenick is an expert in the area of organising and archiving paperwork and well as physical heirlooms. Several of the articles detail how to go about archiving all these items we have stored in our home offices, and well as our attics, living rooms, and closets. One chapter deals with how to deal with all those photos we all seem to collect. Do you have issues with archival terminology? She includes a chapter dealing with just that. Everything from Acid, acidic to Polyvinyl chloride.
Lisa Alzo has written articles that deal specifically with organising your research by using storyboarding, apps, Trello, and Evernote.
Genealogists can get a lot of good tips and instruction from this 66 page publication.
Taming Your Inner Packrat!: Purge your inner packrat and cut the clutter!
Storyboarding Your Family’s History: Helpful techniques to overcome writer's block
Tips From the Pros: Lisa A. Alzo and Denis May Levenick share their tips for staying organized
Setting Up a Home Archive: How to be a better keeper of your family's artifacts
Archival Product Resources: A look at the terminology and other resources relating to preservation
Archiving Family Keepsakes: Top tips on how to become "The Family Curator"
S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Learn how this popular goal-setting method can help you organize your genealogy
Creating Research Log & Plan: Planning your research strategy and logging your work are crucial to your success
Organizing Heirlooms: A look at storage options for your treasured family items
Web Resources for Organizing: A look at websites for helping you organize your genealogy
Organizing Online Life: Five ways to avoid online overload
Finding Clues in the Archives: Carefully examine every aspect of your family collection for a possible unexpected connection
Organizing Photos: A look at the prints, negative and film left by your ancestors
Timesaving Apps & Tools: Lisa A. Alzo shares her favorite scanning and organizing apps
20 Tips for Organizing Paper Files: Denise May Levenick looks at ways to organize sooner, rather than later
Organizing Digital Files: Five steps to help you organize your hard drive and avoid the digital clutter
Trello: Lisa A. Alzo discusses how Trello can organize your genealogy and writing projects
Evernote: Use Evernote to organize your genealogy and more!
Choosing Scanners: Denise May Levenick looks at what you need to consider when choosing the right digitizing equipment
I expected to gain helpful tips for organising the many loose paper notes that I accumulate during my family history research. This great magazine does that as well as help with organising digital files. But it contains much, much more. As genealogists, we often become the designated keeper of family treasures (as one author puts in this magazine). So here one may find ways of organising and preserving archives, family heirlooms and photographs and useful tips for scanning. Some articles I found particularly relevant to me were about setting S.M.A.R.T. genealogy goals, creating a research plan and log and using various simple tools to help with writing projects. Lots of weblinks are included for further information on any topic of interest.