I don’t know how you feel, but I for one like a clean, organized look to my home. I like things arranged in a certain way and I like nice things to look at. I love the way old books look and I absolutely love books and bookcases! I know, I’m weird.
I recently wrote a post about a free printable family tree chart which had some pointers on storing your research, but here I’ll add some new twist to that idea. I stumbled upon some really cool products online one day and since they are also genealogy related, I was so excited! Customized binders for storing your genealogy research in! With custom genealogy supplies, your genealogy research stays super organized, protected and best of all, can be displayed proudly in your home!
Organization Is The Key To Success!
As genealogists, we spend a lot of time tracking down birth certificates, death notices, marriage licenses, other historical documents and other pieces of our family history. We spend a lot of time researching and piecing together our family histories, and having functional storage for the research is a must!
But wouldn’t it be great to have a way to store your research and have it beautifully and proudly displayed in your home? I personally feel like the best art is art that includes my family and interests. I am currently creating several art pieces which are pictures of my parents and in-laws. You know the large canvas art pieces you can have done from pictures?
Methods Of Storage
There are a lot of different ways you can store your hard sought after family history, but the key is to find what works for you. For me, I choose a multi-tiered system. I am a product of the digital age and always back up everything I do onto a portable external hard drive which I already posted about. Check out my posting on external portable hard drives here.
Another storage method is to utilize a filing cabinet or a filing storage box such as one like I posted about in my post regarding a free printable family tree chart and useful tools for genealogy.
Other storage methods are storing everything online with a site like WikiTree. I personally do not recommend this method because anything could happen. The site, not saying this has happened or will happen, could get hacked or system failure could result in the loss of your data. The worse possible thing that could happen is to lose all of your research!
You could store your materials in a box or photo keepsake boxes. You could use file folders or binders. There are countless ways to store your data, but like I said before, I use a multi-tiered system because I want to make sure I always have my data!
Multi-Tiered System For Genealogy Storage
What exactly do I mean by a multi-tiered system? Well, I mean that I utilize several storage methods for varying reasons, but the primary reason is first and foremost to protect my family history research!
So many problems could arise by using one system or another. Using only a method where your research is kept with physical means like paperwork could result in a complete loss through natural disasters such as a fire or flood. Using only an online storage in a genealogy website could result in loss of data or data corruption by system failure or hacking. Having only a portable device for storing digitally could result in loss of your information by device failure or you could lose your device.
The only sure way to go is to develop a system where you are covered from multiple angles. I use several means for storing my hard sought after family data. I have boxes of information, a portable external hard drive which I take everywhere with me, I have information stored in online genealogy websites, and I have plastic storage boxes full of documents and family tree charts I have collected!
I am covered if any one of my systems fail. Having all the methods fail simultaneously is not absolutely out of the question, but is highly unlikely.
Exciting New Storage Method!
Recently though, I came across a great new way to store all of genealogy data. I found a great system for storing documents, interviews, family tree charts and whatever else I come up with during my research.
Custom genealogy supplies like the binders I am writing about are an awesome way to not only store your family research, but to display it all proudly and prominently in your home! These beautifully designed binders created by Amelia Carrie have the look of old books. They actually look like leather bound books and fit so nicely into home decor!
They hold a lot of data and the pages do not bend like typical binders do. You personalize them with your family name and you can add additional volumes for weddings, new births, baby and bridal showers, birthdays and more! I haven’t personally seen anything else like them.
They look so great on bookshelves and with these binders, your research becomes a prominent display in your home. Your friends and family will love to look at all the great information you have gathered about your family!
Custom genealogy binders are the best way to display all of your research prominently in your home. Your family will love to see all the information you have gathered and will enjoy looking over each volume! Spend hours of quality time with your relatives recounting the good old days with these binders.
Each binder is personalized with your family name and come in a variety of beautiful designs and colors. Get yours today!
Order your custom genealogy binders and proudly display all of your genealogy research! Custom genealogy supplies like these binders are hard to find which is quite the oddity considering genealogy is a booming business. These are absolutely beautiful gifts for those special ones in your life that are into genealogy or perfect gifts for yourself!
Thank you so much for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed it and look forward to your comments and/or questions below.