Is there no end to this filing?

22 Aug

I think one weekend is definitely not going to be long enough to get all my folders organised, admittedly I didn’t get started quite as early as I had planned but there seems an almost never ending pile of papers to shift through.

I am taking a quick break from the organising to sit in the garden and get away from the computer and the piles of paper. The sun is slowly disappearing, it hasn’t been that hot for most of the day, but it is still nice to feel the warmth of the evening sun on me.

I am in the middle of entering extracts from various directories into a spreadsheet. I’m not sure when I extracted these, some time last year I think. Having them on a spreadsheet is going to make them much more accessible, and who knows eventually I might get around to using them in my family history.

The pile of scrap paper is growing rapidly and my hard drive is filling up, although I am finding that a lot of the stuff I am going through is already on the computer in one way or another. I am adding notes to my to do list, so eventually I will come back to my hard drive and sort through all the stuff that is on there as well.

Anyway time to get back to the organising, and I need to keep reminding myself that my research will be so much easier when it is all sorted.

2 Responses to “Is there no end to this filing?”

  1. gretamk August 23, 2009 at 1:07 am #

    Short answer to the question: No. All attempts on my part generally end up creating more paper. So – take a deep breath, sigh, shrug your shoulders, and join the club! At least we can be glad we’re not the only ones.

  2. wanderinggenealogist August 23, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    A disorganised genealogist’s club, now there is an idea! I am determined that this is not going to beat me, I know it wont happen overnight but I think the effort is worth it, although I am finding lots of stuff I need to follow up, so I am creating myself even more work in the long run.

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