Learn strategies to organize your research, plus discover new tips and tricks for archiving your family keepsakes, keeping a detailed research log and making your research more efficient at Family Tree University’s One-Week Workshop: Organize Your Genealogy!
The Organize Your Genealogy workshop features six video classes, including encore presentations of some of our best sessions from Family Tree University Virtual Conferences, as well as two stand-alone lessons from our FTU course Organize Your Genealogy. If you haven’t attended all of our Virtual Conferences, this event is a great way to catch up on great classes you missed—plus get involved with the message board discussions happening over the course of the week. Denise May Levenick, organization expert and author of How To Archive Your Family Keepsakes, will even be on hand one day to provide consultation and answer your organization inquiries.
- Organization Made Easy – Are you struggling to tame the piles of paper, mountains of memorabilia and deluge of data generated by your family history research? Achieve your New Year’s resolution to get organized with the tips, tricks and tried-and-true solutions presented in this hour-long online workshop.
- Organize Your Family Archive- Did you inherit a family archive? Is it a blessing or a burden? Family Tree Magazine Publisher Allison Dolan inherited nearly two dozen boxes of family history when her grandparents downsized and moved to a smaller home. Now she’s faced with deciding what to keep and how to store those family treasures. Follow along as Denise Levenick from The Family Curator works with Allison to organize her family archive. If you’ve inherited a similar family archive, you will find ideas and inspiration in this ondemand webinar.
- Managing Your Genealogy Data – Feel like you spend as much time searching your computer as you do actually searching for ancestors? Learn tips for naming and organizing files and folders—plus, how “metadata” can help you.
- Build Your Research Toolbox - Overwhelmed with the plethora of genealogy tech tools? This class will teach you how to combine the best resources into an easy-to-access, timesaving “dashboard” for your research.
- Research Logs for the Rest of Us -From Captain Cook to Christopher Columbus, numerous noteworthy explorers kept comprehensive journals to document their adventures, so why should your genealogical expedition be any different? In this class, you’ll learn why you (yes, you!) need a research log and how it can help you make genealogical discoveries more effectively and efficiently.
- Using Evernote to Make Your Research Life Easier – If you’re struggling under the weight of all of paper piles your research has generated, this class is for you. We’ll explore Evernote, a free tool designed to help you keep all of your research finds in one organized place.
- Organizing Your Papers – Learn the benefits of archival storage, how to order your photos, documents, texts and newspapers, as well as tips for file folders, three-ring binders and going paperless.
- Organizing Your Digital Files – How to organize digital files through computer directories and subdirectories, by burning to CD and DVD, in an external hard drives or through genealogy software. Also learn tips for scanning paper files, what to do with digital downloads, tricks for organizing your favorite websites with browser bookmarks, and detailed advice for how to effectively catalog your digital photos.