Many years ago when I began my genealogy quest, all of my material fit into this container. Of course, that was B.C., (Before Computers), and I had not a fraction of what I now have accumulated … all 12 drawers, boxes, and containers. Like Topsy, it just “growed.”
So, now the challenge is on to purge the extraneous material and organize the remainder– a daunting task that will not be accomplished quickly. I have started with one container (baby steps) to take an inventory and come up with a workable plan. I am labeling the contents of each folder along the way.
The delightful part is coming across material I have not looked at in way too long. Some of the goodies found so far include a copy of my grandparents’ (Fred Schwans and Jeanette Sievers) wedding certificate from 1899.
The other gem was a copy of my first recording of genealogy information, probably at the age of ten, as my aunt Ella (Schwans) Kruse provided the basics:
Now the challenge is to keep sorting and sifting to see what other fun things I will encounter! It’s great motivation to continue the task.