The Organized Family Historian: How to File, Manage and Protect Your Genealogical Research and Heirlooms (Paperback, 2004) - Fleming

Mild shelf wear. Front cover has minor creasing and dents. Pages appear clean and tight binding. Includes CD of forms and worksheets. CD pocket appears to not have been never opened.


Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00069QN1K
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas Nelson (March 3, 2004)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.6 pounds


Online review:

Whether just beginning or a researcher for 25+ years, this has tips and guidance that will become very useful tools. It has simple explanations for what to do and why it helps, and it offers choices based on how different people do their research, with the pros & cons for each.

I've been a researcher for many years, and bought this thinking it might provide a few new tips. The initial things are so clear and simple that my first thought was that I had bought a book only useful to beginners. But the further I went into the book, the more it became apparent how much I could improve my own research and file system. This is a surprisingly useful book.

Here I find logical systems that I had only partly accomplished. I keep seeing ways to improve my own files and ways to improve my research techniques.

These are all very well thought out and well presented. They start so simply that beginners can understand useful ways to do their files and manage their interviews & research. And it will have seasoned researchers saying 'Why didn't I learn this earlier in my life?"

I highly recommend this book, it is well worth more than the cost. You will be surprised at how very useful it is. If you are a veteran researcher, it will help logically untangle the sea of paper, notes, and accumulated genealogy bits & pieces that pile up over the years. And that will improve your research. Excellent book, extraordinarily well done.

The Organized Family Historian: How to File, Manage and Protect Your Genealogica