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Organize your research files
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New to Genealogy Research?

Do you need software to track your family tree?  There are quite a few software packages available, here are a few of the free ones:

Free Genealogy Software

Cyndi's Software page
Family Tree Maker (Free)
Legacy Family Tree - Standard Edition
Personal Ancestral File (PAF)


Organizing your research - if it takes you more than a few seconds to locate a document you might want to look at using a different filing system.

Alpha Filing System

Numeric Filing System

The alpha method gets very confusing when you have several generations of the same name.

... and there are records that pertain to an entire family - where do you file them?

Requires software that assigns identification numbers to be used with filing system.

Here is tutorial for numeric filing system that works quite well.



Census Forms
Cyndi's List - supplies
Ohio Public Library
Pearson Education


Lessons - Not just for new researchers, reviewing these just might help break down that brickwall. 

Tutorials / Lessons
Dear Myrtle
Kimberly Powell




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