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Drew Smith
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Librarian and genealogist (speaker/writer) interested in technology
Librarian and genealogist (speaker/writer) interested in technology

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The mysterious Mrs. Foshee
The mysterious Mrs. Foshee
blog.genealogyguys.com

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The genealogist's workspace for 2018
As you use a workspace over time, you begin to notice those
things that aren’t working as well as they should. You may need to make small
changes to improve the efficiency of your physical space. Since I last talked
about my own space, I’ve tweaked a few th...
The genealogist's workspace for 2018
The genealogist's workspace for 2018
drewsmith-genealogy.blogspot.com

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A collection of past interviews (where I'm the interviewee)
I haven't posted in this blog lately, but since my buddy Eric Wells just now asked me about my blog and suggested I might post a link to my interview with him, I figured I'd kill lots of birds (figuratively speaking) by posting a set of links to a number of...

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The big, scary genealogy file drawer
I'm halfway through the 3 months I have chosen to devote to my physical organizing project (the credenza to the immediate left of my computer desk). Recently I've tinkered a bit with the items on the top of the credenza itself, moving a single pen from the ...
The big, scary genealogy file drawer
The big, scary genealogy file drawer
drewsmith-genealogy.blogspot.com

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The closest drawer, and the death of USB flash drives
It didn't take me long to go through the small number of books that I have remaining on the shelf under the credenza, as I had already entered almost all of them into LibraryThing a few years ago. The only ones missing were my father's high school yearbook ...

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The home office credenza on the left - first pass
In my previous posting, I provided a photo of a credenza that sits immediately to my left as I work on my computer desk. There were obviously too many things taking up space on top, a set of books on the shelf underneath that probably included some items th...

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My next 3-month genealogy organizing project(s): 1 physical, 1 digital
Now that I've reached the end of my first 3-month organizing project, it's time to turn my attention to other things that need organizing.  So between now and, let's say, RootsTech 2017, what can I work on? I'd like to work on at least one physical organizi...

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Digital genealogy organizing project Step 6: Naming the files
Three months ago I announced a 3-month project to organize the digital genealogy files already on my computer, so that I could then begin adding new files to an organized structure.  So here we are at the end of those 3 months, and at the last major step: (...

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Digital genealogy organizing project Step 5: Folders for individuals
So far, I've worked my way down from the !Genealogy folder, to the !!Research - personal folder, to the Paternal grandfather folder, to the Smith folder.  Now it's time to create folders for the individuals. The individual folders will normally have files t...

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Digital genealogy organizing project Intermission 5: Records with more than one person in them
Let's face it: Most genealogical records we deal with make reference to more than one person of interest. The typical birth record may name both the individual being born and their parents. The typical marriage record will name both spouses. The typical cen...
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