If Family History Matters, It Should Be Organized

It Should Be Organized

If you want your family history to be preserved and treasured for generations, you have to take time to organize it.

Regardless of if you’re not particularly tidy or you have a busy life, the organization is KEY to preserving family history.

Preserve and Organize Your Memories

Some say childhood memories never fade.

A wood swing in an outdoor setting with the words Childhood memories... can't be take away from you.

But that’s simply not true. If you don’t take the time to record and organize your childhood memories, you will forget them.

As a mother of five you are long past the baby phase, I have forgotten many of their childhood memories (and so have they!)

One way to solve the forgetfulness is to preserve and organize childhood memories as you can. Read my post about Grow With Me  Boxes.

Organize Your Papers and Create a Family Treasure

Some people refuse to spend time organizing their family history because they are caught up in the business of their daily life and the paper avalanche that comes with it.

Why not multi-task?

My cousin is so busy it’s nearly impossible to track her down for a lunch date. Despite her crazy days, she creates Daily Life Binders that corral the flow of papers from her children’s school, her church participation, her dental practice and more. When the year is over. She purchases a new binder and stories the previous year’s treasure in her family history section of her office.  

She’s organized and saving her family history.

Three Principles To Follow to Organize Your Family History

There are several methods that can help you organize your family history, but three key principles help you be successful.

  1. Get Your Genealogy Organized In Short Bursts
  2. Downsize What You Have
  3. Schedule Time to Do Family History (which includes organizing)
The of genealogists is organization, but it doesn't have to be. A few motivational tips for getting organized. #genealogy#organization

If you have other organization tips that also serve as family history projects, share your ideas below.

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More tips on downsizing as a way to organize, watch this video.
Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

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