MRIN Filing System+ for Genealogy

by JL Beeken on 6-21-2013

MRIN Filing SystemThis post was originally published in October 2006.

The paper-based MRIN filing system was developed by Karen Clifford about 35 years ago. My contribution to it is a digital filing system also using MRINs.

It was quite laborious (in retrospect) and I have since greatly streamlined this process. Watch the FREE PowerPoint presentation (updated 2014) that goes through the whole thing from A to Z.

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Find A GraveFind A Grave is one of my favorite places to look around. Chances are one gravestone will lead to another and some of them are stunningly well photographed. Sometimes there are even people pictures, bios and obits. … [continued]

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Backup Time | Legacy Family Tree

by JL Beeken on 5-30-2013

Legacy Family TreeI noticed something about Legacy Backup time while I was generating dozens of backups in a day working on the family file. … [continued]

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Calendaring Commitments

by JL Beeken on 3-03-2013

Lightning CalendarLast in this to-do list series because I think I’ve nailed it so I’m out of things to say. … [continued]

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ActionOutline: Collecting & Printing Email

by JL Beeken on 3-02-2013

ActionOutlineAt the risk of sounding irreligious, I like ActionOutline better for collecting and printing email than EverNote 2. … [continued]

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The 12-Day Cycle

by JL Beeken on 2-24-2013

ActionOutlineI’m midstream the 4th time around my 12-day cycle and it’s going well. In fact it’s going so well I wonder how I ever handled my computer life any other way. … [continued]

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README Files

by JL Beeken on 2-17-2013

When I started writing README files several years ago, it was to explain the contents of my computer to my power of attorney and executor. … [continued]

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SyncbackBacking up your computer files is a simple process and can be partially or completely automated. Once set up, backup may take only minutes per day. … [continued]

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The Check List

by JL Beeken on 2-04-2013

At the top of each of my 12 outlines in ActionOutline is a check list.

Check List, ActionOutline

(You may need to backtrack. This is a series of posts about organizing all my lists in one place, ActionOutline.)

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The Red Flag List

by JL Beeken on 2-02-2013

Red Flag ListSo, where was I? Right.The red flag list. Preamble at Reasonable Expectations and So, What’s Important?

It’s been about six months since I hit my limit with trying to cram too many things into not enough time. Time being the insurmountable factor.
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