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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Mar 4, 2019

Blog post title: RLP 14: Getting Organized One Paper a Time

category: podcast

tags: organization, conferences


For today's podcast we are sharing our keynote address from the Tucson Family History Fair on February 2, 2019. We talked about Diana's story of receiving a suitcase full of unorganized genealogy papers from her father and her system of dealing with each paper one at a time. We talked about choosing personal genealogy software, and even compared our favorite programs to cars recommended by my son! Which program do you think we compared to a Tesla? We also shared some ideas for using Google Drive, Bakcup and Sync, and a helpful tip for putting files in multiple ancestors' folders. How do you organize your folders and name your files? We we discuss that also, and even dive into using your papers as evidence, and when it's ok to throw papers away.



Tucson Family History Fair 2019 - post about our classes including the presentation slides for "Getting Organized One Paper at a Time"

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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