the 2015 educational initiative at GeneaBloggers – where you do get to go home again . . .
and start over with your genealogy research.
I know, it’s Week 2, but I’ve spend all morning doing something to goes back to Week 1: Establishing Base Practices and Guidelines.
A few days ago, Diana Ritchie posted on our Genealogy Do-Over Facebook page about a method that she uses to name her genealogy files (File Naming Convention for Genealogy Records).
Well, I have spent the morning editing images and renaming files from my Mom’s file. I am starting with her on my Do-Over. This is the result:
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A few of specifics:
- surnames are capitalized
- since the first part of the file name is identical for every image in this folder (STANLEYMarylandSue_b1935_), I just copy/pasted to each image, a great time-saver
- all files that are original or scanned photographs are labeled with “pic” at the end of the files to distinguish them from documents
- all images are saved as
I am tickled to death over Diana’s system! This method is super-simple to do and I can easily find exactly which file I want from the list view, where as using my old system, I would actually have to view the image itself to be able to find what I wanted.
And if I did a search of this folder only for the term “pic”, I would have a fantastic slideshow of photos of my Mom throughout her life!