I have been doing genealogy for 6 years and have 2 bookcases full of paper. I have 3 main families I am researching and have a set of binders for each one. Within each family set of binders there are newspaper articles, vital records, census records, court records, naturalization/immigration okay you get the idea. I have my tree information on Ancestry.com as well as my hard drive via Family Tree Maker and have been scanning documents to a separate drive and uploading them to the correct person within Ancestry. I have a subscription with Ancestry that backs up all my information.
Very few of my documents are originals with about 90% of them being copies. Yes, I paid money for those copies, but DO I NEED TO KEEP ALL OF THIS PAPER? What do you do? I am interested in peoples opinions and then will go from there!
If you keep all the paper, how do you keep it?
I work for a major insurance carrier and we are paperless and I have become very used to that and then come home to my hoards and hoards of paper and think HMMM.
Thanks for your time