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How to Organize Family History Paperwork: A Genealogist's Guide to Effective Record Keeping [Kindle Edition]

Denise May Levenick
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Book Description

Family history research can quickly create mountains of paperwork. This book give you step-by-step instruction to effectively organize and digitize your genealogy research papers.

You'll learn how to:
  • create a personalized filing system to suit your genealogy research style and experience
  • turn your computer into a top-notch filing clerk and research assistant by establishing a clear, consistent naming pattern for files and folders
  • Scan old paper records and store them electronically to save space and make them easier to find
  • make digital copies of original source documents
  • organize your family history research to pass on to future generations

Product Details

  • File Size: 258 KB
  • Print Length: 73 pages
  • Publisher: Family Tree Books (November 30, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AKF0W1W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #464,357 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A basic pimer August 22, 2013
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If you have organized resources for a college paper, you will do pretty well without the help of this primer. It is rather basic.
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3.0 out of 5 stars You still have to develop your own system July 5, 2013
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Helpful hints for the beginner, but you still have to develop your own system. Also this book could use updating and more detail on digital organizing for cloud storage.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Download was simple and fast, love this book! February 21, 2015
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Download was simple and fast, love this book!
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More About the Author

Denise May Levenick is a writer, blogger, and family historian, and a native Southern Californian living in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena.

As The Family Curator, Denise has written about archival subjects at her award-winning blog since 2007. Named one of the 40 Best Genealogy Blogs in 2010 and 2011, www.TheFamilyCurator offers resources and shares ideas for working with family heirlooms and uncovering the stories they hold.

Denise inherited her first family archive from her grandmother - a trunk filled with photos, letters, documents, and lots of "miscellaneous stuff" and is now the caretaker of several family collections. She has adapted professional archival techniques to the family archive situation and shares her experiences at her website,, and in her new book, How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records, (Family Tree Books, 2012).

She is a former high school English and Journalism teacher, and a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and Claremont Graduate University.

Her current projects include producing a reproduction edition of her great-aunt's family genealogy, transcribing hundreds of letters in her grandmother's collection, and researching the house histories of early settlers in a New York hamlet.

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