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Organising information

spothe

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So how does everyone organise all their info? I see on the Internet that the main option is the four colour tab option, one for each side of your family tree. I can get my head around this, but how do you organise/file your census returns - do they go under the head of household, and if so, do you copy the census and also file it under his wife's maiden name? Apologies if this is confusing but I've decided to get organised and want to start off onn the right foot! I am also (Very slowly!) sorting the sources for my information which I neglected to do. Any help on this also appreciated. Also, how do people organise their photo's if you don't know dates - are these just stored at the front of each person's file?

Thanks in advance

Paul
 

duckweed

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I have my Family TreeMaker and scan all documents in. But a lot of the time I have paper everywhere till I finally realise the cat has disapeared and I need to do something to clear away the paper.
 
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i have a tree on line but , i get a box and put each family member in individual plastic sheets.ie the father/ mother and children and all the info i have for that person goes in the labelled plastic sheet, but back in the box with the rest of the family. for instance got my mother her parents and sisters in 1 box with their spouses and kids.handy if you are looking for an indivdual, they are all with there familys. im with duck i like paper. coffee stains cat paw prints, all add to the mix.haha
 
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