The discussion was about organising genealogical research, which was triggered by a blog post written by Sharon who blogs at Gathering Dust and I shared, probably somewhat badly what I do with my research. You can read Sharon’s post HERE
Pauleen Cass shared her thoughts via her blog and I thought I would explain further what I do.
Firstly, let me explain that I began researching before the internet existed as we know it. I gathered research by visiting archives and using the postal service.
I also have a family history where my maternal line has lived within the parimeters of three Counties in England – Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire for around 300 years. It is therefore not too surprising that I have some surnames that occur more than once and several lines that cross over through intermarriage.
I also have the added complication that my husband’s surname does on occasions become Goacher instead of Goucher and I have Goacher’s in my maternal line. There does not appear to be any connection between my Goachers to my husband’s family but…….
- My genealogical software program, I use Roots Magic contains a file called “Main File”
- I have a physical folders called Main File (JDG) for my maternal ancestry and
- I have a digital folder called Main File (JDG)
- I have a physical folder called Main File (SPG) for my husband’s ancestry and
- I have a digital folder called Main File (SPG)
- I also have two filing cabinets which hold suspension files such as shown in the picture here. I have a file for each surname where the material does not (or does not currently) provide a link to my own ancestry.
- I also have three drawers and a digital files of material relating to my three One Place Studies
- I also have two drawers for my two One-Name or surname researcher relating to my two Guild of One-Name registered studies of
I also have numerous papers and digital files that relate to other places where my ancestors lived such as
- Geelong Victoria
- Wonersh Surrey
- Wagga Wagga NSW
- Guildford Surrey in general
- My own family
- My specific studies – Surnames / Places / items
- Other material that does not fit and perhaps never will!
- Index Cards (13th March 2012)
- Developing a digital organisation scheme (14th January 2012)
- Evernote and Saving Emails (19th November 2013)
- More on Evernote (20th November 2013)
- Embracing One-Note (24th September 2013)
- More on One-Note (13th May 2014)
- Talking and Playing with Evernote (6th March 2014)
- One-Note >> Evernote (10th September 2014)
- Evernote Genealogy Community
- Evernote Unofficial Community
- Evernote Genealogists on Face Book