Thursday, January 01, 2009

FINALLY GET ORGANIZED: Jan 2009 checklist

DearREADERS,
It has been at least five years since I posted the monthly organization checklists online. You've been clamoring, and Ol' Myrt here has finally gotten organized enough to completely update each month's tasks. For instance, we no longer need to stock up on pre-formatted floppy disks since our newer computers don't even HAVE floppy disk drives. Flash drives are the new way to go. They even sell them at the Family History Library for a nominal fee.

S0... the long-awaited January 2009 Organization Checklist is now available for free download at: www.DearMYRTLE.com/09/JanuaryOrganizationChecklist.pdf

Yup, the file is in .pdf format, so it will print out the same on everyone’s system. However, I recommend viewing it when online, so that the clickable links will take you directly to the website in question.

January's checklist has 15 pages, some with full-color illustrations -- all designed to help you make use of the month of January as a big kick-off to realizing your FINALLY GET ORGANIZED! dream.

Here are a couple of excerpts:

  • Be sure to obtain “oversized” divider tabs, made specifically for 3-ring binders where sheet protectors are used to hold documents and photos. Since the sheet protectors stick out about ½ inch more than a typical printed page, the regular-width dividers will get buried and it will be harder to navigate through your family history notebook.
  • I don't use a numbering system. WHY? Some people prefer to file their documents away as document 1001, 1002 and 1003, or census 1001, census 1002, census 1003. One man’s document #1001 is another’s document #4509.

And so, DearREADERS, enjoy. And remember Ol' Myrt here will be following along with the same checklist. I've moved into my new place, and as mentioned earlier am combining three households of compiled genealogy materials.

I’d sure like to hear how the checklist is working for you, so drop me an email as soon as you can.
Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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