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  • Paperback: 82 pages
  • Publisher: Heritage Knights, LLC; 1st edition (August 17, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971252602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971252608
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,762,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Robert "Bob" Russell Langman, Ph D Midvale, Utah

Bob was born in Rexburg, Idaho and raised in California, he left California to attend Brigham Young University, then stayed in Utah to be near the Salt Lake City Genealogy Library. His Doctor of Philosophy Degree focused on the financial and economical aspects of tourism and the leisure industry. He has written articles for professional magazines and publications. He has taught university classes as an Assistant Professor in the Business Department. He loves to teach Business Organizational Behavior. He is an organization expert and knows where to put important papers and documents. Over the years he developed an organizational style.

His profession has been in business administration and accounting. Most of his career was in the mining industry and he became a Chief Financial Officer. He also managed hotels for a time. As an accountant he was in charge of all office duties including business filing systems.

His passion for genealogy and family history is legendary. He not only studied, organized and researched his own family lines but also volunteered his time to help others do their research. He taught classes in Indiana research techniques as well as research techniques in Devonshire, England. He has taught students how to use the Windows computer programs and the PAF 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 genealogy programs. He has taught many students the principles and value of organizing their paper filing systems. He has been captivated in the genealogy world since 1970. He married Sharon Orvilla Smith of Portland, Oregon - they have 12 children together.

Jimmy B. Parker Bountiful, Utah

Jimmy was born in Nampa, Idaho and attended Brigham Young University where he earned a B S degree in Secondary Education in 1961. He is a graduate of the Institute of Genealogy Research in Washington D C. He received the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society in 1978 and the Special Services to Libraries Award 2000 from the Utah Library Association.

His professional career peaked when he earned the position as Manager of the Genealogy Library in Salt Lake City, Utah for many years. He was a consultant for private genealogy companies. He is an Accredited Genealogist in New England, Eastern and Midwestern and American Indian Research. He has extensive experience in administration and lecturing in conferences, such as the National Genealogical Society Conferences, The Federation of Genealogical Societies Conferences, and the World Conference on Records in Salt Lake City. He is the past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has been an important member of many conferences, programs, services, societies, seminars and lectures.

Jimmy is the author of numerous books, pamphlets and articles on genealogy. He was the collaborating author on the recent publication "Genealogy for the Clueless." He married Sherlene Lavon Byington and they are the parents of 14 beautiful children.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By R. Tynan on August 24, 2005
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While I am certainly a novice genealogist compared to the author, I am able to organize file folders and make tabs line up in files or three ring binders. The book, as short as it is, explains in excruciating detail how to set up "couples" based genealogy files. The first half decribes it for file folders, the second half basically repeats the first half only for three ring binders. If you need explicit details on how to label tabs and make them line up and use color coding this book may hold value for you. However, be prepared for poor editing which abounds. If you have basic organizational and labeling skills then get "Organizing Your Family History Search" by Sharon Carmack. The only reason this got two stars is because there may actually be people out there that are so bad at organizing files that this book may add value for them. I sent mine back. This is the first book I've ever sent back to Amazon.com and I've bought dozens.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Terry L. Kaul on January 15, 2006
I purchased this book to help me learn more about different systems that could be used to organize the inevitable pile of papers that accrue for most genealogists. After reading the book (and rereading it in case I really just missed the point), I still can't understand how Mr. Langman suggests these miscellaneous papers be organized.

He recommends a color tabbed system that includes your four main surmanes and couples that is simple, but never explaines how the system can accomodate more than 5 generations. He simply repeats himself and makes confusing statements about the types of records that should be stored in the files.

This book does not give value to anyone who has even rudimentary organizational skills. Consider other genealogy books for a more thorough explanation of organizational systems for genealogists.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By James Oneill on August 7, 2006
This is without a doubt, the worst book I've ever even seen! Poor, weak content and apparently never proofread.

Fortunately, Amazon has a good return policy of which I took full advantage.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Maggie on February 21, 2007
Helpful hints are given, but not that many. The price is too much for what is in the book. The material could have been presented in a much shorter, and less expensive, book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amanda M. Rodriguez on January 27, 2009
I truly appreaciate the fact that someone understands and has actually shared information on how to organize family research information. It's an easy reading book with fairly easy instructions on how to go about doing this. I wanted to rate it a 4 star because I felt it needed to be up-dated with more recent tech. information for this new age. However, many folks out there doing this kind of research can identify very well with the information the author has offered. Thank you!
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