I realize that I really need to do a better job of organizing my files in my computer. Until this point, I’d usually relied on my Mac’s amazing search capabilities to find stuff. But now that I have a variety of forms I’ve received through my classes with Family Tree University (FTU) and other places, I think I would benefit by putting them all in one place on my hard drive. (I started to type “should put them in one place,” but I try really hard to not to use the word “should.”)
I’m also starting to download some records, so clearly a digital filing system is in order.
This came to a head today when I realized I needed to print out another census checklist (a form that allows me to track which censuses I’ve found different ancestors on). I think I got it with my first FTU class, but heck if I can find it on my hard drive. I’ll keep looking, but it’s inspiring me to get my digital act together.