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Here is my method.  Hope this will be some help.  This should work for all UNIX / Linux.  In Microsoft you could create a \srv folder.
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Here is my method of file organization.
  
* '''/srv''' - I store all my server files in /srv, including WWW and Samba.  This is the standard UNIX directory for server files.
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* '''/srv''' - I store all my server files in /srv, including WWW and Samba.  This is the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard standard UNIX directory] for "Site-specific data which is served by the system."
  
* '''/srv/Genealogy/'''  or
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Then I place all my genealogy related files in a directory call ./Genealogy.  The exact path may depend on how you are set up.  Here are three different possibilities.
  
* '''/srv/Samba/Genealogy/'''   or
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  /srv/Genealogy/'''
 
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  /srv/Samba/Genealogy/''' - If you use a samba file share.
* '''/srv/Samba/Family/Genealogy/''' - If you use a samba file share, you may want to use something like the second one.   I use the third one, which has a file share of Family.  
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  /srv/Samba/Family/Genealogy/'''  - This has the /Genealogy in a file share of /Family.  
  
 
''This is the structure of /srv/Genealogy:''
 
''This is the structure of /srv/Genealogy:''
  
./Books_Published/  All books that I have published, such as "Perkins Family History".
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* ./Books_Published/  All books that I have published, such as "Perkins Family History".
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* ./Books_In_Process/  Current book that I am working on.
  
./Books_In_Process/ Current book that I am working on.
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* ./Doc/   This is the big one where I store all the Media files.
  
./Doc/  This is the big one where I store all the Media files.
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* ./Doc/Book_xxxxx/  I have stored documents such as birth certificated in a three ring binder.   These are enclosed in acid free clear sleeves.  The "xxxxx" = the name of the binder.
  
./Doc/Book_xxxxx/ I have stored documents such as birth certificated in a three ring binder.  These are enclosed in acid free clear sleevesThe "xxxxx" = the name of the binder.
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* ./Doc/Book_xxxxx/001-xxxx.jpeg   These are the graphics from the book.  the first three is the page number of the sleeve.  Then a title.  This title is the same as I use for the Media title.  Hence path is ../Doc/Book_1/031-Birth_Record_Perkins_Gerald.png and Media Title is Birth Record Perkins, Gerald Dana
  
./Doc/Book_xxxxx/001-xxxx.jpeg  These are the graphics from the book.  the first three is the page number of the sleeve.  Then a title.  This title is the same as I use for the Media title.   Hence path is ../Doc/Book_1/031-Birth_Record_Perkins_Gerald.png and Media Title is Birth Record Perkins, Gerald Dana
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* ./Doc/Census/  path is ../Doc/Census/california-humboldt-south_fork_township-1920-69-1b.jpeg.  Title is Census USA, California, Humboldt, South Fork Township 1920 69 p. 1B
  
./Doc/Censuspath is ../Doc/Census/california-humboldt-south_fork_township-1920-69-1b.jpeg.  Title is Census USA, California, Humboldt, South Fork Township 1920 69 p. 1B
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* ./Doc/Head_ShotWhere I keep an individuals head shot. This is placed in People > Person > Gallery
  
./Doc/Head_ShotWhere I keep an individuals head shot. This is placed in People > Person > Gallery
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* ./Doc/Indiana_Marriage_Collection_1800-1941Names of different collections.  Example shown.
  
./Doc/Indiana_Marriage_Collection_1800-1941/   Names of different collectionsExample shown.
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* ./Doc/Media_yyyy/   This is kind of my general catch allI know, not good.  It started to be so large that I started a new one every year.  Slowly I have moved some to there proper directories.
  
./Doc/Media_yyyy/    This is kind of my general catch all.  I know, not good.  It started to be so large that I started a new one every year.  Slowly I have moved some to there proper directories.
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* ./Doc/Military/    Example "Registration_Perkins_C_Ray.jpeg"
  
./Doc/Military/    Example Registration_Perkins_C_Ray.jpeg
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* ./Doc/Naturalization/    Example "Helwig_Otto.jpeg"
  
./Doc/Naturalization/   Example Helwig_Otto.jpeg
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* ./Doc/Object/   These are photos of objects such as "Military_POW_Tag_Helwig_Charles.jpeg"
  
./Doc/ObjectThese are photos of objects such as Military_POW_Tag_Helwig_Charles.jpeg
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* ./Doc/Ship_ManifestI have been working on the format here.  This is a current example sm-philadelphia_rhynland-a-1901-06-16.jpeg
  
./Doc/Ship_Manifest/  I have been working on the format here.   This is a current example sm-philadelphia_rhynland-a-1901-06-16.jpeg
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* ./GrampsThe home of Gramps.
  
./Gramps/  The home of Gramps.
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* ./Gramps-yyy-mm-ddIf I try something that may make a mess of Gramps, I create a backup copy.
  
./Miscellaneous/  Currently store blank Census forms and the like.
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* ./Miscellaneous/  Currently store blank Census forms and the like.
  
./Need_To_Process/  Any new files, photos, etc that I need to process into Gramps.  Kind of a holding area.
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* ./Need_To_Process/  Any new files, photos, etc that I need to process into Gramps.  Kind of a holding area.

Revision as of 16:50, 21 July 2008

Here is my method of file organization.

  • /srv - I store all my server files in /srv, including WWW and Samba. This is the standard UNIX directory for "Site-specific data which is served by the system."

Then I place all my genealogy related files in a directory call ./Genealogy. The exact path may depend on how you are set up. Here are three different possibilities.

  /srv/Genealogy/  
  /srv/Samba/Genealogy/ - If you use a samba file share.
  /srv/Samba/Family/Genealogy/  - This has the /Genealogy in a file share of /Family. 

This is the structure of /srv/Genealogy:

  • ./Books_Published/ All books that I have published, such as "Perkins Family History".
  • ./Books_In_Process/ Current book that I am working on.
  • ./Doc/ This is the big one where I store all the Media files.
  • ./Doc/Book_xxxxx/ I have stored documents such as birth certificated in a three ring binder. These are enclosed in acid free clear sleeves. The "xxxxx" = the name of the binder.
  • ./Doc/Book_xxxxx/001-xxxx.jpeg These are the graphics from the book. the first three is the page number of the sleeve. Then a title. This title is the same as I use for the Media title. Hence path is ../Doc/Book_1/031-Birth_Record_Perkins_Gerald.png and Media Title is Birth Record Perkins, Gerald Dana
  • ./Doc/Census/ path is ../Doc/Census/california-humboldt-south_fork_township-1920-69-1b.jpeg. Title is Census USA, California, Humboldt, South Fork Township 1920 69 p. 1B
  • ./Doc/Head_Shot/ Where I keep an individuals head shot. This is placed in People > Person > Gallery
  • ./Doc/Indiana_Marriage_Collection_1800-1941/ Names of different collections. Example shown.
  • ./Doc/Media_yyyy/ This is kind of my general catch all. I know, not good. It started to be so large that I started a new one every year. Slowly I have moved some to there proper directories.
  • ./Doc/Military/ Example "Registration_Perkins_C_Ray.jpeg"
  • ./Doc/Naturalization/ Example "Helwig_Otto.jpeg"
  • ./Doc/Object/ These are photos of objects such as "Military_POW_Tag_Helwig_Charles.jpeg"
  • ./Doc/Ship_Manifest/ I have been working on the format here. This is a current example sm-philadelphia_rhynland-a-1901-06-16.jpeg
  • ./Gramps/ The home of Gramps.
  • ./Gramps-yyy-mm-dd/ If I try something that may make a mess of Gramps, I create a backup copy.
  • ./Miscellaneous/ Currently store blank Census forms and the like.
  • ./Need_To_Process/ Any new files, photos, etc that I need to process into Gramps. Kind of a holding area.