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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Sep 24, 2018

In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss ideas for organizing genealogy papers, documents, electronic files, and more. We'll talk about how to choose a personal family tree software program and how to create backups of your research so they don't get lost or destroyed.

Diana is going to talk about her story of receiving a suitcase full of unorganized genealogy papers from her father and how she dealt with that. We'll talk about favorite tools and what which tools we actually use, then ideas for additional methods that others use.


The Suitcase: Getting Organized One Paper at a Time, article by Diana

Personal family tree software programs: RootsMagic, Legacy, Ancestral Quest, Family Tree Maker, etc.

Google Backup and Sync

Google Drive


Locality Filing System:BYU-Idaho handout - Organizing Genealogical Research and Note Files by Jill Crandall



Using Evernote for Genealogy Research, article by Diana

Create Your Own Genealogy Reference Center with Evernote

Evernote Web Clipper

Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on

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