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Subject: [APG] Help Organizing - from Family Radio Course
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 08:37:51 -0600
</color>Not too long ago I started a new filing system from a
course by <color><param>0000,0000,8000</param>Geoff Rasmussen and Chuck Knuthson that I
took from family radio. (Thanks guys!) It is the most
simple I've found so far. I use Legacy, but it can be used
for any program. It's going to take me quite a while to
implement all of it, but it will be worth it and I will be able
to go to my indexes and be able to put my finger on any
document at a moments notice. That's worth everything to
1. Print out a list of RIN (individual record numbers)
numbers in numerical order.
2. Print out a list of RIN numbers alphabetically
3. Print out a list of MRIN (Marriage Record Numbers) in
4. Print out a list of MRIN numbers alphabetically.
5. For each RIN and MRIN make an individual file labeled
with the number.
6. Print pedigree charts for your parents and great
grandparents, be sure to check the option to include both
RIN and MRIN numbers.
The above lists should be punched and placed in a
looseleaf notebook. They will serve as an index for the
files that you're going to make.
The following folders go in the front or very back of your
7. Make a folder for each major surname (you can add
more later) to put documents that contain information on a
lot of people in that particular line.
8. Make a folder to cover information on various locations,
for background material, locations, etc.
9. File documents for individuals under their RIN numbers
10. File documents about couples in their perpective
MRIN folder--also data or their children before they were
grown up or married. Also things like obits that include the
If Geoff or Chuck are reading this -- please offer any
more suggestions you have. I think it is a great system.
For now, I am filing photos with the other information - in
archival covers, but later I may have separate notebooks
or files by RIN and MRIN numbers for photos.
Joyce C. Wicks, CGRS (sm)
CGRS, Certified Genealogical Records Specialist, is a service mark of
the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by
Board-certified associates after periodic proficiency evaluations.