What about a census record? If Asa Brown’s 1850 census
record were found, listing his wife, and his seven children, where would it be
filed? Behind his MRIN - #13. However, even though a census record lists
information about children, who may marry later in their lives, it is not
necessary to make duplicate copies of this record and file behind each person.
If you set up rules, and use those rules, you will always be able to find
this census in a matter of seconds. Also, since census records are so easy to obtain today, it is not necessary to file them in a plastic sleeve. Hole punch them, and file them behind the appropriate families. Later, as you have the time, these documents can be scanned and made usable for a published history online or on paper.
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