FINALLY GET ORGANIZED:
January Organization Checklist
It has been at least five years since I posted the monthly organization
checklists online. You've been clamoring, and Ol' Myrt here has finally
gotten organized enough to completely update each month's tasks. For
instance, we no longer need to stock up on pre-formatted floppy disks since
our newer computers don't even HAVE floppy disk drives. Flash drives are the
new way to go. They even sell them at the Family History Library for a
S0... the long-awaited
January 2009 Organization Checklist is now available for free download
Yup, the file is in .pdf format, so it will print out the same on everyone’s
system. However, I recommend viewing it when online, so that the clickable
links will take you directly to the website in question.
January's checklist has 15 pages, some with full-color
illustrations -- all designed to help you make use of the month of January
as a big kick-off to realizing your FINALLY
GET ORGANIZED! dream.
Here are a couple of excerpts:
Be sure to obtain “oversized” divider tabs,
made specifically for 3-ring binders where sheet protectors are used to
hold documents and photos. Since the sheet protectors stick out about ½
inch more than a typical printed page, the regular-width dividers will
get buried and it will be harder to navigate through your family history
I don't use a numbering system. WHY?
Some people prefer to file their documents away as document 1001, 1002
and 1003, or census 1001, census 1002, census 1003. One man’s document
#1001 is another’s document #4509.
And so, DearREADERS, enjoy. And remember Ol' Myrt here will
be following along with the same checklist. I've moved into my new place,
and as mentioned earlier am combining three households of compiled genealogy
I’d sure like to hear how the checklist is working for you,
so drop me an email at
Happy family tree climbing!
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