Genealogy Organizing Books


Carmichael, David W. Organizing Archival Records: A Practical Method of Arrangement and Description for Small Archives. 2nd ed. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press. 2004.

Douglas, Althea. Help! I’ve Inherited An Attic Full OF History, Vol. 1 & II. ISBN 0-7779-0203-6.

Fleming, Ann Carter. The Organized Family Historian: How to File, Manage, and Protect Your Genealogical Research and Heirlooms. Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press. 2004. (A National Genealogical Society Guide Series book)

Sturdevant, Katherine Scott. Organizing and Preserving Your Heirloom Documents. Cincinnati: Betterway Books. 2002.

Taylor, Maureen A. Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore You Precious Family Images. Cincinnati: Betterway Books. 2001.

Online Articles and Products

Allen, Desmond Walls and Carolyn Earle Billingsley. “Organizing Your Family Records.”  Beginner’s Guide to Family History Research. Online at>

Family Roots Organizer
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Family Search – Research Guide Series
Anonymous. “Organizing Your Paper Files.” Family History Library Guides. Online at: …>
Anonymous. “Organizing Your Paper Files Using File Folders.” Family History Library Guides. Online at:

Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS)
Anonymous. “A Checklist for Organizing Family Papers.” Preserving Family Heirlooms. Online at:>

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