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Know How To Go Paperless With Your Genealogy Research. Find And Access From Anywhere…
…and you don't have to be a computer wizard to make that happen.
We'll explain exactly what to do and how to do it in friendly plain English.
These are all actual questions we've received from customers and readers…
In fact, these are concerns that many people have when going paperless, and it's understandable.
At least with paper we can hold, touch, and see it. We've been filing it away for years and years. We feel like we can find it when we need to. (Whether that is true or not is a different topic!)
With electronic documents, it's harder to wrap our head our head around it. How do we organize and find it if we can't see the physical paper?
Now it's our turn to ask you a few questions…
We're guessing that this would make the prospect of going paperless a little less scary, right?
Over the years, awesome DocumentSnap readers have been asking Brooks about going paperless with genealogy. While his dad is big into genealogy, technology is his specialty, not researching family history.
At the same time, Janine has been going on research trips and attending genealogy conferences, going more and more paperless every year.
We decided to team up, pool our knowledge, and create a Guide so that you can get a jumpstart and learn the things we wished we had known at the start.
Paperless is one of those things where you learn it once (and it's not hard!), and it pays you back for years and years and years with streamlined research and access to information.
The Paperless Genealogy Guide also includes our Paperless Genealogy Checklist. It walks you through what actions you need to take to get going.
Janine Adams is a Certified Professional Organizer® and genealogy enthusiast. She started the blog Organize Your Family History in 2012 and through her business, Peace of Mind Organizing, has been helping people in St. Louis create order in their homes since 2005. She’s delighted to find herself generating less and less paper in her genealogy research as the years go by.
Brooks Duncan helps people go paperless here at DocumentSnap where he writes about tools, workflows, and taking action. He lives in Vancouver Canada, where his father spends every spare moment researching our family history.
You have a lot of options when it comes to going paperless, and it can be easy to get stuck in analysis paralysis. We've been there.
However, you'll be setting yourself up for success if you plan how you'll capture, organize, and protect your documents NOW.
We've received too many emails from people who can't find an important file or (even worse!) have lost something. We don't want that to be you.
It's not complicated to set up…
…you just need to do it in the way that works best for you and you'll be well on your way.
A.All our Guides are electronic (it would be a little weird if we wrote a guide about going paperless and sent it to you on paper).
You’ll be sent a PDF document that you can view on any computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can even print it out – we won’t tell anyone.
A.Most of the strategies outlined in the Paperless Genealogy Guide are already built into your Mac/Windows computer or into Evernote if you use that. You don’t need to spend an extra penny if you don’t want to.
A.If you do enough searching on Google, you can probably cobble together a lot of what is in the Paperless Genealogy Guide. If you have that kind of time, absolutely go for it!
Many people find it valuable to have everything brought together in one place, with a checklist of action items. If that is you, you may find the Paperless Genealogy Guide helpful.
A.Absolutely. If you don’t find the Document Search Guide helpful, just let us know. We’d be happy (for lack of a better word) to provide you with a full refund right away.
We have a 60 day no-hassle refund policy.