MRIN Filing System PPSX

The MRIN Filing System is a genealogy filing system based on Marriage Record Identification Numbers. It was developed by professional genealogist, Karen Clifford, about 35 years ago as a paper-based system only. Over the past seven years I’ve added a digital filing system to it. This PowerPoint presentation describes the process from where I started to where I am now; able to find any file almost instantly.

MRIN Filing System

MRIN Filing System.ppsx
September 26, 2012, 3.7MB
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Lavender 9-26-2012 at 7:19 PM

Goodness, now that certainly expands on the MRIN filing system. I detect a touch of Virgo in there. My filing system fell into decay about 12 months ago when health issues started dominating my life. I would certainly love to have a go at your method but I would have to start at the very beginning….ME…am I up to doing it she asks….hmmm. Might be good therapy. Thx JL for the presentation.


JL Beeken 9-26-2012 at 7:37 PM

Good to hear from you, Lavender! Your absence has been quite noticeable. It could be a touch of Virgo, or just a touch of Where the H are my files? If I’m going to spend the time collecting them I’d like to know where they are. And now I do.


Jasia 9-27-2012 at 7:57 AM

I am in desperate need of both a digital and paper filing system. I’ve considered several and now I have yours to consider too. Thank you for complicating my life further. ;-) Your system makes more sense than the others but it too will require me to scrap what I’ve got and start all over. Oh how I dread that thought. Perhaps I’ll make it my New Year’s resolution and tackle it this winter. Thanks for sharing your great idea!


JL Beeken 9-27-2012 at 10:40 AM

Desperation is a relative thing. I have a low tolerance for un-solved problems.


Carol Robson 5-15-2013 at 2:52 PM

Thank you! I have not looked at everything yet but just know that this is going to work for me and its the perfect time for me to reorganise with a system. I am a Virgo so now you understand. ;-)


JL Beeken 5-15-2013 at 3:14 PM

It was my belief, at one time, that ALL genealogists must be Virgos but I’ve been proven wrong. Saggitarius is also common for obvious reasons.


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