Organizing Genealogy Contacts in Outlook
I use Outlook to store my genealogy contacts. First I assigned a new category in the “Master Category” list called â€œgenealogy.â€ Then for each genealogy contact I put their surname interest in the name of their “company” in all caps, and the word family (in lowercase) after the surname.Â
Now when I open my contact folder I can choose to sort it by “Category,” and then within that category sort by “company name” and I have the listing all organized and it is easy to find folks at a glance!Â Â
Kristina Kuhn Krumm
Organizing E-mail Correspondence
I organize e-mail correspondence by surname. For instance, for all the Granger surnames, I do the following:
This way, all of the people/addresses for any given surname are all grouped together, first by those with the actual surname, then by those who relate to that surname.
Sometimes I have only one person for a surname, so I list the entire surname first, then the personâ€™s name: FAIRBAIRN-Miller, John
I’ve been using this great tip since I found out about it ten years ago. When sending away for copies of vital records, etc., use a No. 9 regular envelope to put your address and stamp on and then slip this into your regular No. 10 business-sized envelope with your inquiry. There is no need to fold the SASE and the documents sent back to you easily fit into the slightly smaller envelope. The No. 9 envelopes measure 3 7/8 x 8 7/8″ and the box I got ten years ago is still being used!
Diana L. Gill
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