This 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 (published 2012) that goes through the whole thing from A to Z.
For those of you who are following the MRIN Filing System I left one part out of the PowerPoint presentation.
With all files sorted into MRIN folders, there’s only one thing left; my genealogy database. Scary huge place that is, OMG. All the notes and events and research and everything. … [continued]
It’s long past time to write a compilation of the MRIN Filing System. Over the years my use of it has changed and changed and changed. … [continued]
As per the last post about filing everything, all files are now sorted into MRIN folders.
The main disadvantage to MRIN Filing is that family lines become separated by number. If you’re used to surname filing and being able to quickly find the files of a family group, it’s going to be a challenge. … [continued]
I’m always interested in how other people work out the eternal problem of their genealogy filing. … [continued]
Not gone forever, just cleaning up the MRIN folders. … [continued]
A few things lately have led me to looking at the MRIN Filing System differently. … [continued]
So far, so good. In five years of MRIN filing I’ve never needed a backup of my MRINs.
But, what I have done occasionally is swap numbers around and lose track of where else the MRINs exist in my database. … [continued]
Welcome to MRIN filing on steroids. … [continued]
This is a dubiously-useful way to spend a week, but I’ve been away from Legacy for a long time and I had to start somewhere. … [continued]