picture from Bowl Full of Lemons website
Wouldn't you love to be this organized! I was on Pinterest the other day and I saw this beautifully organized family history center. When I saw the three ring binders I thought that's what I want my genealogy organization to look like. I know it's going to take some time because I have a lot of information to organize. I know I cannot organize everything at once so I've decided to start with the McIntire's
I have my research spread out all over the place: on the computer, file drawers and boxes. Just everywhere! I have two family trees for the McIntire's. I have Family Tree Maker which is on my computer hard drive and I also have an Ancestry.com tree. I have photo files of the McIntire's and I have document files for the McIntire's. Some of them are on my hard drive and others are in my file folders.
So it's time to get all the stuff organized!
Second I labeled the dividers with the heads of the household starting with my first male McIntire who is Charles J McIntire.
Third I placed the family tree of the McIntire's (the pedigree chart) in the front of the binder.
Forth the first thing in each person's tab is their family group sheet.
Finally I'm going through all of my records and putting them in page protectors and then inserting them behind the correct male McIntire. If a record is only in digital form I am printing it out including photos.
Hopefully when I have this all done I will have a better understanding of what information still needs researching and then ultimately I will be able to write that family history book!
Do you organize with 3 ring binders? I would love to hear what you have to say about them. Just let me know in the comment box below. Thanks.
Until next time, happy hunting!