Path to "Organize..." Documents

in Research Guidance,

How To Find the Organization System Set-Up Instructions On the Internet

FIND THE WEB SITE - Research Guidance

1. How to get started:

Organizing Your Paper Files

2. How to set up the basic filing system:

Organizing Your Paper Files Using File Folders

3. For ideas on when to use 3-ring binders, see:

Organizing Your Paper Files Using Binders (Notebooks)


1. Click on the document "Organizing Your Paper Files."

2. There are 4 tabs across the top. The first tab, Guide, is light blue in color because it is the active tab. The others are gray. Print the Guide document by clicking on the Print icon on the tool bar at the top of the screen.

3. Click on the tab Tips. Print the document.

4. Click on the tabs Background and then Where To Find It, and print these documents.

5. Click the Back Arrow at the top left of the screen until you are back at the alphabetical index list of documents for the letter "O."

6. Click on the document "Organizing Your Paper Files Using File Folders."

7. Print the document for Guide.

8. Print the documents for the tabs Tips, Background, and Where To Find It.

You now have the instructions for setting up the filing system.


1. From the same screen, Where To Find It, under "Internet," the second site FamilyRoots Organizer will take you to the web site that has additional helps for setting up this system.

2. In the document "Organizing Your Paper Files Using File Folders" click on the Guide tab. Click on Step 1. There are several additional pages you may want to view and print. Click on the word Example, for instance, to see a picture of the file box. You can print this screen and others like it. These screens include various pictures of the file box set up, the 5-generation pedigree chart with circles, and other helps.

Good luck getting organized! Feel free to contact me at or if you have questions.

Mary Hill

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