If I had known how long it would take to change over 3,300 folder names I might have had second thoughts. Now that it’s done, I’m glad I did it.
In the present PPSX version of the MRIN Filing System I’m using a range of 4-digit numbers for Individual sources as well as Master Source File IDs. Continue reading
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 (updated 2014) 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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
I’m always interested in how other people work out the eternal problem of their genealogy filing. Continue reading
Not gone forever, just cleaning up the MRIN folders. Continue reading
A few things lately have led me to looking at the MRIN Filing System differently. Continue reading
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. Continue reading