Learn how to use tried-and-true methods and the latest technological tools to organize your genealogical research plans, your workspace and the information you discover. Get Your Research in Order! Stop struggling to manage all your genealogy facts, files, and data--make a plan of attack to maximize your progress. 'Organize Your Genealogy' will show you how to use tried-and-true methods and the latest tech tools and genealogy software to organize your research plan, workspace, and family-history finds. In this book, you'll learn how to organize your time and resources, including how to set goals and objectives, determine workable research questions, sort paper and digital documents, keep track of physical and online correspondence, prepare for a research trip, and follow a skill-building plan. With this comprehensive guide, you'll make the most of your research time and energy and put yourself on a road to genealogy success. Organize Your Genealogy features: * Secrets to developing organized habits that will maximize your research time and progress * Hints for setting up the right physical and online workspaces * Proven, useful systems for organizing paper and electronic documents * Tips for managing genealogy projects and goals * The best tools for organizing every aspect of your ancestry research * Easy-to-use checklists and worksheets to apply the book's strategies * Whether you're a newbie seeking best practices to get started or a seasoned researcher looking for new and better ways of getting organized, this guide will help you manage every facet of your ancestry research. AUTHOR: Drew Smith is a librarian at the University of South Florida in Tampa with an extensive career in education, information technology and genealogy. He has written numerous articles for national genealogy magazines, especially on using technology for genealogical research. He is the cohost of The Genealogy Guys podcast, with more than 280 one-hour episodes. SELLING POINTS: * More than 9 million people visit genealogy websites monthly. * These genealogy searchers collect a dizzying volume of paper, computer files, correspondence and more--fuelling a need for guidance to properly organize those materials. * Organising titles are perennially popular with consumers, including F+W's genealogy audience. This is F+W's first exhaustive guide explaining how to organize all aspects of genealogy research.