The search for our family history results in an endless supply of papers, files, photographs, and memorabilia. How do we organize all the information and materials we collect? Join The Genealogy Center for Controlling Genealogy Clutter Week and learn the numerous ways to clean up your family history research.

On Monday, July 9, 2:00PM-3:00PM, learn different ways to organize their research results and family information by "Organizing Your Genealogical Files."

On Tuesday, July 10, 2:00PM-3:00PM, discover the "Organization of Genealogical Materials" that a genealogist collects, from papers, records and files to photographs, computer files, and books as well as three-dimensional keepsakes.

On Wednesday, July 11, 2:00PM-3:00PM, attendees will be given ideas on creating unique projects and/or gifts highlighting parts of their family history in "Being Creative With Your Family History."

On Thursday, July 12, 10:00AM-11:00AM, find out how to use "Digital Organization: The No Paper Approach to Genealogy" so that your genealogical records and files can be readily organized, updated, and available at your fingertips.

On Friday, July 13, 10:00AM-11:00AM, determine "How to Look at Your Photographs, Analyze and Organize" with an eye to identifying time period and location, annotating your images with family stories and facts, and organization methods for your digital treasures.

On Saturday, July 14, 10:00AM-11:00AM, "Writing Your Family History" will discuss all aspects of writing a compiled genealogy-style family history from considerations before beginning the project, to indexing and sharing it when complete.

For more information, please see the Controlling Genealogy Clutter brochure. Please register for any of these free classes by calling 260-421-1225 or send an email to Genealogy@ACPL.Info.