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Physical File Organization

Posted: 16 Jul 2012 2:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Not sure if this is the right board for this question but how do people have their physical, paper files organized?

Seems like there are a lot of different options and I don't want to set something up and find out later that it's not what I had hoped so I was wondering how others are doing it.

Thoughts?

Re: Physical File Organization

Posted: 25 Aug 2012 1:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Aug 2012 12:47PM GMT
I'm in the same boat as you, me and wife have been working on our history for about 6 months now on Ancestry, Going to Libary, and using a few other sites. So far I've saved and scanned all my document's and files and saved them to Ancestry.com but I'm thinking I'd like to actually put together a Hard Copy File in case anything ever happens to me they will be easily accesable and can get into someone else's hands. I'm thinking I'm wanting to do binders by 5 generation trees then a seperate binder for Colleteral relatives and a seperate on for military records (this is one of the surprises I've found in tracing back I had 8 grandfathers and over 60 uncles in Civil War). I'm planning to # 1-15 on each person in tree and then start a new binder starting at the last person in each line re-numbering at person #1. Planning on using 65lb Parchment card stock and my inkjet and printing documents and Pictures on Acid Free Matte Photo Paper Hopefully will look good and last well.

Re: Physical File Organization

Posted: 27 Aug 2012 11:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Since my original post I've become quite organized - its a lot of work but I now know where everything is - electronic or paper.

Your plan sounds great - will definitely preserve everything but will be expensive is assume.

Re: Physical File Organization

Posted: 28 Aug 2012 9:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would lean toward organizing my Physical the same way I have my Digital sorted. That way there's not 2 different systems to keep track of. K I S S

Re: Physical File Organization

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 11:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think that is great, but can I give you another option, just do it alphabetically. That way, all you would have to do is label the binders with "A through F" or whatever.

Just an option.
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