This booklet has been prepared for those who want to know what to do with their research notes and documents aside from piling them in a box.  It is not meant to explain how to do research or how to analyze the materials gathered.  Those who desire this type of aid will find plenty of books on their area of interest.

Many years have passed since the early 1970’s when material for this booklet was first compiled.  In that time much has changed in the field of family history and genealogical research, namely the personal computer and the Internet. Although these tools have greatly enhanced research capabilities, it is still necessary to have a system for organizing the papers which accumulate in the course of researching a family history.