Organization for the Genealogist


Now that you have collected documents, letters, and other paper records that help to tell the history of your family, what do you do with them? Organizing and storing that many pieces of paper is a daunting task. While there are many great methods and systems to help with this task, digitizing them might be the answer. However, you will still need to be able to access and work with those documents, which requires a logical organization plan.  Come to the Frankfort Community Public Library at 6 p.m. on October 9 to learn different ways to tame the paper jungle from Dennis Hoffman.

A life-long Clinton County resident, Dennis completed a BS in Social Studies and Secondary Education at Ball State and a Masters of Library Science at Indiana University.  When he moved into his great-grandmother's house in 1978, he found a lifetime of her memories, newspaper clippings, and letters. He discovered that his passion for history could also include his own family. He has attended more than thirty genealogy lectures and conferences, and his two trees on Ancestry contain over 55,000 people. The history of his family has been an addiction for forty years.

The cost of the class is $2.00, and registration is required.  To register, call 765-654-8746, visit, or stop by the library.

Share this Post