Clear Your Clutter

October 23, 2006 at 10:04 am 1 comment

Organizing Genealogical Paper Files
Part 1 Choosing a System

binders2How are your genealogy files arranged? Try using the category filing system. Learn more during the main segment. This will be the first of two parts. After listening to the podcast go to the Resources page to view a list of categories.

This episode is about 17 minutes long. In addition to the main topic, each episode contains, news, and emails received relating to genealogy, history and family reunions.

In this episode:

  • News: New database at, hire a researcher for as little as $55, free digitized books online
  • Motivation: Share your research with your family.
  • Emails Received: Slave ship Wanderer, Native American Ancestry
  • To listen now: click the play button below.
  • To download and save on an mp3 player: click the “MP3 File” link below.

Listen to Episode 001: Clear Your Clutter

MP3 File

How do you currently organize your files? After listening to the podcast, do you think you will use the category system? Click the “Add comment” link or email the show .

Next Episode October 29, 2006: Telling the Story: Genealogy at Family Reunions


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Andrea McDonald  |  October 25, 2006 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks so much for this informative podcast. I very much appreciated your tips on the advantages of using a categories filing system. I currently use what qualifies as a category system but I rely more on a lateral files system than I do binders – probably because I’m from the old school. I do however use binders for vital and census records. I will be renaming my “obituaries” binder “Death Components” thanks to you. Your insights and tips are very much appreciated. I look forward to hearing more from you and making practical use of the information you impart.

    Andrea McDonald


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