Organize Your Digital Files in 3 Easy Steps

Diane MacLean Boumenot
Nov 5, 2021
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Gather Files
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Folder Structure
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Naming Files
2m 28s

About this webinar

Diane Boumenot gives you tips for getting your files under control, creating a file structure and developing naming patterns.

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About the speaker

Diane MacLean Boumenot specializes in southern New England genealogy research, including work on her own ancestors, who were among the original settlers of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She publishes her genealogy adventures on her website,
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    Rhonda Rayfield
    6 months ago

    Thank you for the great presentation. I love the idea of putting a son or daughter in the file name for a family member’s children who are not my ancestor. I will be implementing this into my file names.

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    Catherine Lamb
    8 months ago

    Thank-you for this video. I’ve also decided that storing on my own computer’s Explorer works best.
    Suggestion – For surnames I also use their bday before their name – as a file name- so the family is sorted chronologically.
    I needed the reminder to gather all my files from various places!

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    Cheryl Colyer
    1 year ago

    Does this method work well with the Legacy program? In other words, when Legacy uses a pathway to search for a location on my computer, will this method of organization in this video work well with Legacy?
    Cheryl Colyer

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    Cindy Foreman
    1 year ago

    Thank you so much for making a short and precise presentation that makes it a simple approach and very visual to understand and implement!

    Cindy Foreman

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    Gail Helgeson
    2 years ago

    Thank you! This is basically what I am trying to do, but have gotten way behind. Really helps to see/hear that what I’m doing can work. I’m tackling my desktop horde of genealogy related files today!

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      Marshall Revels
      2 years ago

      What I need

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    Alva Noonan
    2 years ago

    I am forever looking for files on my computer. I am embarrassed to say, sometimes I think I’ve found new discoveries but it is what I’d already downloaded in past but not filed. I make the mistake of trying to rename everything, get overwhelmed and give up. Not this time.

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    Ann Shettles
    2 years ago

    Great information. I have been doing research for 40+ years and am converting from the mixture of paper and digital to digital. This is such a help.

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    Celia Lewis
    2 years ago

    Excellent quick and easy-to-do organization system. I like the “+” sign before an important folder to keep it at the top of the folders! So useful.


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