A genealogist recently asked me if we should really keep the paper files since everything can be digitized these days. I responded with a list of reasons why we should still keep the papers. But, the challenge of organizing the paper files still exists.
Previously we have published four different organizational systems. One of our users, JL Beeken, shared her experiences with us using the MRIN Filing system. She wrote,
I finally got organized when I had so much paper and so many digital sources that I couldn't find anything without wading through up to my shoulders. But, to be accurate, it was really a couple of years past that point. . . .
JL has some really good ideas about using the MRIN filing system. Continue reading her article here.