Genealogy: Computer or Paper?
Do you keep your genealogy records mostly on paper or in a digital format?
After a problems I had the last few years I lost what I had so I now do both in double I save on paper in a binder and now I have backed up on a memory stick and on ancestry but now I use the documents on my gmail for every piece of info I have found! ( I go to several sites and use our state library archives not to men. Ward family histoy center )
I'd say in general it's a good idea to keep important documents in multiple places. I knew a family who kept a copy of all their genealogy on a thumb drive in their 72hr kit.
I first started on paper and still continue that, but now I digitize everything and keep it on multiple formats including online.
I don't think I mind entering it on a computer but after I like a print out. I also like a pedigree chart to look through afterwards.
Comments: Tracking records is so much easier when its done with computers but still the scrap book has to come out at some point and I honestly love both methods of keeping my genealogy.
I would be lost if I did not have the computer at my disposal for this. Its easy doing it on paper when you have the main line only but when you get into cousins and stuff it can be very confusing!
Computer of course. You can change any genealogical information easily and then recompile everything on the fly. You can also print it out nicely if that's what you want.