New Webinar Short: Filing – Unlocking Order in Chaos by Fiona Brooker

New Webinar Short: Filing – Unlocking Order in Chaos by Fiona Brooker

Webinar Shorts are a bonus feature for members at Legacy Family Tree Webinars that provide you with genealogy classes in 20 minutes or less.  Enjoy this new Webinar Short "Filing – Unlocking Order in Chaos" by Fiona Brooker.

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Learn how to capture and organize your digital information better. We’ll talk about folders, downloading, the snipping tool, creating files and tags. But most importantly you need practice consistency across all these actions.

About the Presenter

Fiona BrookerFiona Brooker is a professional genealogist (Memories In Time) who has been actively researching her family history for over 35 years, inspired by two marriage certificates and a collection of family letters written from New Zealand back to her immigrant ancestor’s family in Devon. Whilst living and researching in the UK, she studied and gained a Higher Certificate in Genealogy from the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies and is a ProGen graduate. Fiona has served as both President and Treasurer of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG). She has organised family history conferences and expos in New Zealand. As well as helping people with their family history research, Fiona’s passion is to preserve today as much as the past and to get the research out of folders and the computer and into the hands of family members so that they can learn about their heritage.

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Putting it All Together: Making Sense of All the Research You’ve Done- free replay of today's webinar by Robyn Smith now available for limited time

Putting it All Together: Making Sense of All the Research You’ve Done- free replay of today's webinar by Robyn Smith now available for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Robyn Smith "Putting it All Together: Making Sense of All the Research You’ve Done” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

If you are like most genealogists, over the years you’ve amassed a mountain of documents, binders and files. You want to tell the story of your family, but don’t know where or how to begin. This lecture is for you. Robyn will share examples of the kinds of tables and tools she uses to organize, analyze and properly cite all those records you have collected. Get better organized. Understand what records you already have. Get rid of all those papers. Cite your sources with ease. Finally– put it all together!

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Downsizing (Part 1) - Getting the Process Rolling

Downsizing (Part 1) - Getting the Process Rolling

It’s a frequent topic of magazine and blog articles, downsizing. Whether you need to downsize to move to a smaller house, to make more room in your current home, or just to be better organized, chances are downsizing is something that has crossed your mind.

It’s also crossed mine as I’m currently in the middle of a large downsizing project. In my opinion, those countless articles about downsizing aren't as applicable to genealogists. I think downsizing is different for the keepers of the family history “stuff." Why? Because our homes are family archives with original documents, photographs, and irreplaceable heirlooms. It’s not about whether we should toss out clothes we haven’t worn in a year. We are talking about our personal belongings plus items that document our family history. For the genealogy-related items, we must carefully consider how to organize these items and what needs to happen to them, such as digitizing and preserving, storage, donating, or gifting to other family members. There’s also the mass of digital files we collect. It can be overwhelming.

One of the most important reasons to downsize and organize our genealogy is so that we can leave it to family members who will appreciate it and not be overwhelmed by the mass of foreign-to-them papers that make little to no sense. Downsizing can mean organizing and keeping what is necessary but not every scrap of paper we ever wrote on (yes, I fall into that category).

When I teach, I talk about genealogists as “information hoarders.” We think every piece of paper or information we ever found will be needed “one day.” (This is something I am especially guilty of). And because of this, we tend to have piles of photocopies and articles that we will never see that “one day” because we can’t find what we need!

That gets me back to the topic of downsizing. What should you consider when facing a long-term or short-term downsizing or organizing project?

Items of Sentimental Value

I’m not a professional organizer, so I reached out to someone who is. Janine Adams writes about organizing your family history on her Organize Your Family History website. As I sat stymied by items with a sentimental attachment, I asked her what I should consider as I start to “downsize.”

"When it comes to sentimental items, the more you keep of any one category, the less special any of it is. Less really can be more when you’re deciding what to take to your new home. Genealogists can have a tougher time letting go of family-history-related items because so much of it feels so special. I encourage you to start with the low-hanging fruit, the genealogy documents you’re storing on paper. If you have time during the downsizing process, you could scan your genealogy papers, so that they take up less space in your new home. Be sure and create a file-naming protocol and folder structure so you’ll be able to find the documents. For non-paper heirlooms, keep those that are really important to you and perhaps find new homes for the others with cousins or other relatives.

It can be hard to let go of stuff, but the key to being able to enjoy your new home is to get in touch with what’s important to you and keep only those items that support that. Making the tough decisions now will help you enjoy your new home more quickly."

I like what Janine said about the more you keep, the less special something is. That struck home with me as I looked at my adult son’s collection of toy trains and realized that I didn’t need to keep all of them to remember his childhood. The same is true for the boxes of genealogy photocopies I have from a cousin’s research, most of which is now online.

So with Janine’s words of wisdom and thinking about my downsizing project, I realized that I needed to start with that “low-hanging” fruit and then go from there. Janine has more tips about going digital with your genealogy on her website.

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What are your downsizing/organizing problems? What do you need to do with your genealogy so that it can be inherited or gifted to a family member or archive? How have you tackled this problem?

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Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, instructor, and researcher. She blogs at Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. You can find her presentations on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website.

 


New TechZone Video - Organize Your Digital Files in 3 Easy Steps by Diane Boumenot

New TechZone Video - Organize Your Digital Files in 3 Easy Steps by Diane Boumenot

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar members a new, short ten minute or less TechZone video just for them! This Friday enjoy "Organize Your Digital Files in 3 Easy Steps" by Diane Boumenot.

Organize Your Digital Files in 3 Easy Steps

Diane Boumenot gives you tips for getting your files under control, creating a file structure and developing naming patterns.

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About the Presenter

Diane BoumenotDiane MacLean Boumenot specializes in southern New England genealogy research, including work on her own ancestors, who were among the original settlers of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She publishes her genealogy adventures on her website, One Rhode Island Family. In 2018 she co-authored, with Maureen Taylor, the National Genealogical Society's NGS Research in the States volume, Research in Rhode Island. Additionally, Diane has a long career in association management and believes strongly in the powerful combination of organizations and members pursuing their passion. She holds a B.A. in American History and English from Wesleyan University. Diane is also a graduate of ProGen 28.

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Get Organized Using the FamilyRoots Organizer Color-Coding System - free webinar by Mary Hill now online for limited time

LogowhiteNeed help getting your genealogy papers and documents organized? Today's webinar by Mary Hill has been described as "A Life-saver" and "the best webinar ever" by a couple of today's viewers. The recording of "Get Organized Using the FamilyRoots Organizer Color-Coding System," by Mary Hill is now available to view for free for a limited time at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com. A few comments from our viewers:

  • Piles everywhere! A mess to deal with. I feel like the cartoon figure Mary showed in her presentation...buried. Thanks Mary for sharing a system I can use to get rid of messy piles. Thanks too, for your quality articulate presentation. Great speaker, Geoff. Have her back soon! 
  • This "how to" webinar was most instructive - why invent the wheel when there is something "tried and true".  Thanks.
  • Absolutely wonderful! I feel empowered to get organized with my genealogical research. I also see how this can be of a use for other types of research. I'm thrilled! One of the best webinars I've attended!

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  • Google Glass and Family History by Devin Ashby. April 30.
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  • I Had My DNA Tested - Now What? by Ugo Perego. May 21.
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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Get Organized Using the FamilyRoots Organizer Color-Coding System by Mary Hill

LogowhiteFor on-going research success, a person must have a simple system to organize genealogy records. FamilyRoots Organizer is a proven system - easy to understand, simple to set up, and simple to use. Based on four colors for your four grandparent lines, coordinate your paper files with your Legacy database as you build your family tree.

Join us for the live webinar Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

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About the presenter 

HillMary100Mary E.V. Hill, MLS, AG ® (Southern States and Eastern States); worked as reference librarian at BYU from 1989-1992, as genealogy instructor at BYU from 1992-1995, as Family History Library US/Canada Reference consultant from 1995-2006. She served on the UGA Board of Directors from 2006-2008 and as an LDS missionary at the Family History Library from 2006-2008. She is the author of Saga of a Southern Loyalist: William Riddle of Virginia and North Carolina, and Angel Children. She is a lecturer with emphasis on U.S. research methods and genealogical organization. Mary is a mother and grandmother.

Watch Mary's previous webinars here:

  • Using Church Records to Identify Ancestors
  • Colonial Immigrants: Who They Were and Where They Came From
  • Land Records Solve Research Problems
  • The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources
  • Use Your Digital Camera to Copy Records
  • FamilyRoots Organizer System (now oudated)

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  • Get Organized Using the FamilyRoots Organizer Color-Coding System
  • Tracking Migration Using the Draper Manuscripts

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Advice for other genealogy hoarders and tips to get organized

Hi. My name is Geoff Rasmussen. And I am a genealogy hoarder.

That was hard to write....I finally gave in to my wife and agreed to go through some of my boxes.

IMG_0546Under the table to the right of my desk was an open-lid box that had sat there since we moved into this home nearly eight years ago. When she asked what was in it, I started to tell her, but then realized that I had no answer. But it was there for a reason, I was sure of it!

In the box were items of obvious historical nature - dozens of genealogy conference name tags I had saved, receipts (which of course documented where I was on a certain date - great for my personal timeline, right?), and a collection of Civil War pension files I had obtained in my early years of genealogy research. And I hate to admit it, but am proud to say that several months ago I agreed to shred my last 10 years of telephone and utility bills. As a genealogist I felt these would easily document where I was living, and little about my living conditions. Certainly my future descendants would care. I did scan a couple of them though.

Emptying the box was not as difficult as I thought it would be though because of the nature of my personal genealogy filing system. I would show you a picture of my bookshelves with the dozens of binders but they are now in boxes as we are preparing to move to another state (I finally agreed it's just too hot here in Phoenix. Don't worry, I'll still be with Legacy!). Each of the documents in the box belonged to a different ancestor, and because my filing system allows me to file or retrieve anything in a matter of seconds, it was not long before I had emptied the box. I felt better and so did my wife. I'm actually anxious to go through the next one now.

One thing I have always believed in is that it is difficult to know what you know about your genealogy unless it is organized. While I do have a few stray boxes, I can say most of my genealogy is fairly organized. I can locate nearly any document (or digital image for that matter) in under a minute. Most of my documents have also been digitized and because of my digital filing system I can locate the images pretty quickly too.

If you have a good system that works for you (and for the person who takes over your system someday) then stick with it. If not, below are a few resources.

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This Friday I will be presenting Researching with Geoff - Live! as a free webinar. Although I don't know the final destination that the impromtu style will take us, I am certain that I will demonstrate how to scan a document, explain where to organize it in my digital filing system, talk about the organization of my master source list, use my To Do List to organize my research, and more. While I am sure my personal system doesn't work for every genealogist, maybe there will be an idea or two that you can take with you. Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/276171942.


FamilyRoots Organizer System by Mary Hill - free webinar now online

HillMary100"At last a filing system that is easy and fun to use - best system I've come across for my way of doing things" is how one viewer described today's webinar on getting organized by Mary Hill. Not only did she excel in teaching us how to get organized, but she was a delight to listen to. You could actually "hear" her smiling as she spoke to us.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 31 minute recording of FamilyRoots Organizer System is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. It is available for free until November 14, 2011.

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Free webinar now online - Organizing for Success by Karen Clifford

Karenpic-100 Yesterday's webinar, Organizing for Success, presented by Karen Clifford, is now available in our webinar archives. In addition to Karen's ideas on organizing your paper files, she also had lots of research and analysis tips. One attendee commented, "Absolutely fascinating! Wish Karen had been my professor in college. Loved the way she systematically explained the information."

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If you could not make it to the live event, the 1 hour 58 minute recording of Organizing for Success is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. It will be available there indefinitely.

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2011-08-03-organization-web Own your own copy of Organizing for Success by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the recording of the class and the complete Q/A session. 1 hour 58 minutes. Click here for more information or to purchase.

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  • Best Internet Resources for African American Genealogy with Angela Walton-Raji - Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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  • Facebook for Genealogists with Thomas MacEntee - Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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Register for our free webinar - Organization for Success by Karen Clifford

Karenpic-100 If your idea of being organized is "the living room floor" then we "kindly" invite you to register for our free webinar presented by Karen Clifford, Organization for Success scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2011.

Webinar Description

Have you ever found a relative sharing erroneous data on your favorite research line? You're willing to take the time to politely point out those errors (to prevent others from being misled), but the complexity of how to explain your years of research settles upon your brain like a fog. You rally to the attempt, only to be thwarted by an inability to quickly locate the key supporting documents. After hours of effort, a numbing paralysis sets in at the realization that in order to adequately explain your conclusions, you will need to reconstruct your research process. The result - thousands of individual family relationships that could be explained just STOP, or end up in heaps of unsubstantiated opinion files on the Internet. People have asked me over the years, how I can research hundreds of families in the same week, return to a specific spot where I left off fifteen years ago on a client's line, and in a short review period take off again. The best way to prevent a wasteful repetition of work is by consistently using an organizational system that weaves together paper files, research notes, to do lists, evidence located, and conclusions reached. This incredibly simple, yet very successful organizational system has been successfully used by thousands of genealogists. With this system, the essential evidence and its supportive explanations are located in a safe retrievable place, available for constant re-examination. This frees the mind to focus on a new hypothesis, to creatively compile a life-time of work, or to calmly summarize your work for others. In fact, this organizational system makes the entire research process more efficient.

The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2011, so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited.

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Karen Clifford develops and teaches multiple online genealogy courses at colleges in California (www.mpc.edu) and Utah (www.slcc.edu). She is an Accredited Genealogist®  Professional and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association. She has been President/CEO of Genealogy Research Associates (www.GRAonline.com) (a California corporation with offices in Utah) since 1997. Her years of professional research work lead to authoring college textbooks and do-it-yourself guidebooks covering both traditional and electronic genealogy research including books published by Ancestry (Becoming an Accredited Genealogist), the Genealogical Publishing Company (The Complete Beginners Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program, updated 2011), and Genealogy Research Associates (Digging Deeper: Using Essential Pre-1850 Records, 2011). She was the founding President of the Monterey County Genealogy Society, a Director of the Monterey California Family History Center, a President of the Utah Genealogical Association, a Vice President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and a Vice Chair of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogist (ICAPGen) where she continues to oversee Test Development and Test Quality Control.

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