Organizing (and Staying Sane with) Your Genealogy

Monday, Aug. 3, 2:00pm
There are as many ways to organize genealogical information as ancestors in our family tree, and most find that they need to improve their methods as their records grow.

Michelle D. Novak—a designer, photographer, and Masters of Information student in Archive Sciences—will demonstrate some common-sense organizational methods that she has developed to handle large client projects (that contain thousands of assets) and how she adapted some of these methods to her research—which works for both digital and paper files.

We’ll look at recording, naming, and organizing files (paper and digital); discuss some common technology pitfalls to avoid; peek into backups and cloud sharing; and look at some ideas to help your research live on. We’ll draw inspiration from the past, set up common-sense systems, protect against “a matter of when” disasters, and find inspiration in taking control of all your “stuff.” (Note that this talk is ever-evolving and is a bit different each time it’s presented.)


Contact Sarah Kiefer with questions:  201-670-5600 x135 or
Sponsored by Genealogical Society of Bergen County.

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