How to organize albums by family branch
I am trying to put all of my memory photos, stories and audio into albums. I am having trouble figuring out a way to organize by branch. For example, photos, stories and audio of my father and his direct line of ancestors are easy. I have an album entitled with my maiden name. But my paternal grandfather's wife was Danish, and I have a huge amount of memory items for that branch, going back 3 generations from my grandmother. Ideally (in my mind), I would like to create a sub-album but I see I can't. Next best solution would be to create a tag that could be used as a filter to see the Danish memories only, but I see I can't filter albums by tag. I am not especially thrilled about creating a new album because then the family branch relationships will become lost over time. The only thing I can think of is to include them all in my paternal album, but go back and edit the titles of all the Danish memories to start with the word "Danish".
Is there a better solution?
Actually, I see that if I create another album, I can add memory files to multiple albums and thus maintain the family branch associations. That is workable. Still, is there anything better?0
@Gail Swihart Watson Hello Gail, thanks for contacting us. You really have done a great job adding memories to your tree, Here are some links that may be of help. Regards Graziela
@grazielaceppi1 Thank you for the compliment! I already have a good grip on how to create albums and add files to them either from my computer or from memories of people in the tree. I am just curious about the management of multiple albums. Memories of my paternal grandmother are included in the album for my paternal side. BUT, she is the first in a long line of Danes, some of whom came to this country in the middle and late 1800s, while others remained in Denmark. Her Danish father and mother have a huge footprint in my digitized files, and indeed I am in contact with distant relatives in Denmark who are alive today and have shared more images from their collections which are now on FamilySearch. Clearly my Danish relatives have no interest in any of my paternal ancestors. On the flip side, there are many relatives in FamilySearch who share my paternal line going way back, and they are likely not interested in my Danish files. I have many reasons not to mix the Danish memories with the Paternal memories. Thus, I have 2 albums and my grandmother's memories (personal to her) are the only memories in both albums, Paternal and Danish. Is this a recommended way to organize albums?
I suspect how you do this comes down to user's choice with no right answer, but I was curious if someone has built a better mousetrap.0