Column: Disorganised Dilemma

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Disorganised Dilemma

Snippet: The last fourteen years have been unkind to my genealogical storage system. Actually, I have to—though I hate to—admit that practically everything in my life is currently disorganised in one fashion or another. What happened fourteen years ago to change my ‘everything is in order’ life to “I know it’s there, but I can’t find it’ chaos? My second child was born. A third soon followed, flinging my organisation skills out the window.

I used to have things organised so if a family member asked for a specific piece of information I could easily go to my files and extract what was needed.

If a family member said, “Hey, you got any old pictures of Nan and Pop?” I could say, “Yes. I’ll send them right away.” Now, after a cousin asked just that, I’ve discovered that I’m so disorganised that I can’t find the old photographs.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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