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Using Windows Symbolic Links (symlinks) to avoid duplicating source document files?

In organizing source documents into a directory structure, whether based on individuals, families or locations, very often one document will refer to several people or places. One way is to simply ...
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How should I organise my family archive?

I want to create a family archive of all the physical (non-digital) artefacts I have collected over the years and have wrestled with the proper way to do this with many false starts. I need a ...
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Organising digital documents for genealogy and family history? [closed]

I have been trying for over 15 years now to come up with a system of folders for my family documents. As I'm sure most of you know it can be difficult. Without making duplicates of each document ...
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Organizing Research: Should I start a binder system?

In today's day and age, are newbies still starting binder systems? I am reading Unpuzzling Your Past, 4th edition by Emily Anne Croom and it is very good. She advocates binders that organize by ...
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