Organize Your Genealogy (9/22/14 - 10/17/14)

Course Id: 2123-42
Course Start Date: 09-22-2014- Course End Date: 10-17-2014
Instructor: Lisa Alzo
Available Seats: 15      
Tuition: $99.99
Description
A successful genealogist often ends up with an embarrassment of riches: too much information in too many places. Whether you work on paper or do everything online, getting your research organized is essential to keeping track of ancestors and making sure you know where to put new ones in your family tree. This course will rescue you from unhelpful habits and get your workspace—virtual or physical—tidy again.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

    •    how to keep track of what you have
    •    strategies for organizing papers and photocopies
    •    methods for managing your digital genealogy materials
    •    how to manage growth and keep your organizational strategy going

A successful genealogist often ends up with an embarrassment of riches: too much information in too many places. Whether you work on paper or do everything online, getting your research organized is essential to keeping track of ancestors and making sure you know where to put new ones in your family tree. This course will rescue you from unhelpful habits and get your workspace—virtual or physical—tidy again.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • how to keep track of what you have
  • strategies for organizing papers and photocopies
  • methods for managing your digital genealogy materials
  • how to manage growth and keep your organizational strategy going
- See more at: http://www.familytreeuniversity.com/organize-your-genealogy-get-your-research-in-order-and-keep-it-that-way#sthash.DoydcJcP.dpuf

Course Outline

Lesson 1:  Goals and Methods
A.    Setting goals
B.    Assessing your collection
   I.    text
   II.    documents
   III.    photos
   IV.    downloads
   V.    newspapers
   VI.    mementos
   VII.    e-mails
C.    Organization methods
   I.    surnames
   II.    places
   III.    types of records
D.    Exercise
 
Lesson 2: Organizing Your Papers
A.    Archival storage
B.    How to organize paper files
   I.    Photographs
   II.    Documents
   III.    Texts
   IV.    Newspapers
   V.    Printed items from the Internet
C.    File folders

D.    Three-ring binders

E.    Going paperless?

F.    Exercise
 
Lesson 3: Organizing Your Digital Files
A.    How to organize digital files
   I.    creating computer directories
   II.    creating subdirectories
   III.    burning to CDs, DVDs
   IV.    storing on external drives 
   V.    storing in genealogy software
B.    Scanning paper files

C.    What to do with digital downloads

D.    Organizing browser bookmarks

E.    Organizing photos
   I.    on your computer hard drive
   II.    on photo organizing software
   III.    using Flickr
   IV.    using other web-based photo storage sites
F.     Exercise
 
Lesson 4: Keeping Track of Your Genealogy
A.    How to log your files
   I.    using a spreadsheet
   II.    using tables in Microsoft word
   III.    using a free form software
B.    Taking and storing notes online

C.    Planning for growth

D.    How to use genealogy software as an organizing tool

E.    Exercise


Lesson 1:  Goals and Methods

A.    Setting goals
B.    Assessing your collection
I.    text
II.    documents
III.    photos
IV.    downloads
V.    newspapers
VI.    mementos
VII.    e-mails

C.    Organization methods

I.    surnames
II.    places
III.    types of records

D.    Exercise

Lesson 2: Organizing Your Papers

A.    Archival storage
B.    How to organize paper files
I.    Photographs
II.    Documents
III.    Texts
IV.    Newspapers
V.    Printed items from the Internet

C.    File folders
D.    Three-ring binders
E.    Going paperless?
F.    Exercise

Lesson 3: Organizing Your Digital Files

A.    How to organize digital files
I.    creating computer directories
II.    creating subdirectories
III.    burning to CDs, DVDs
IV.    storing on external drives 
V.    storing in genealogy software

B.    Scanning paper files
C.    What to do with digital downloads
D.    Organizing browser bookmarks
E.    Organizing photos

I.    on your computer hard drive
II.    on photo organizing software
III.    using Flickr
IV.    using other web-based photo storage sites

F.     Exercise

Lesson 4: Keeping Track of Your Genealogy

A.    How to log your files
I.    using a spreadsheet
II.    using tables in Microsoft word
III.    using a free form software

B.    Taking and storing notes online
C.    Planning for growth
D.    How to use genealogy software as an organizing tool
E.    Exercise

- See more at: http://www.familytreeuniversity.com/organize-your-genealogy-get-your-research-in-order-and-keep-it-that-way#sthash.DoydcJcP.dpuf