Organizing Your Genealogy (805)
As you research your family history, you collect information, charts, copies of records, notes, lists of sources searched, etc. Whether you are just starting your research or whether you have been at it a while, it is important to be organized and have a record keeping system. It should be easy to file and store information when you get it, and to find it long afterward. Good organization and record keeping will help you assess what you have, what you have learned, and what you need to learn. This three-week course is designed to help you get organized, stay organized and be ready for research online and on location by developing good record-keeping habits.
Instructor: Barbara H. Baker
Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat session per week. See How the Courses Work.
STUDENTS SAID. This course more than fulfilled my expectations. It is true that genealogists tend to follow their own personal system. The three lessons on the course (one each week) ensures that class members are given excellent examples of different systems, together with contributions, advice and ideas all mooted on the forum and chat room sessions from all concerned. Record keeping; using computers and various programmes; useful websites; dealing with sources and citations - which from a personal point of view turned out to be the most important aspect of all.
Relevant Countries: General