When does one file a document as a "Personal Record"?
I recently stumbled upon a FamilySearch article called, "Choose a Record Type", at the following URL;
It looks like a filing system that I might consider using, but it seems to contain ambiguities that I need to resolve.
In the diagram, "Sources Useful to Genealogists", showing the filing of, "Original Genealogical Records", it has a category called, "Personal records of or about an individual" amongst other filing categories. I have many instances of "Original Records" in my family files; birth certificates, certificates from courses, legal adoption records, death certificates and so on. What determines when something is filed under "Personal" as opposed to another category, like "Vital Events" and Civil Action", that seem to address the same type of material?
Assistance in developing a "rule-of-thumb" for determining where to file something would be a great help.