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> Where in the ubuntu directory structure is the best or correct place to locate images, texts, sound and video files? Should all different types of files be in the same directory?

  Here is my method.  Hope this will be some help.   Ubuntu or not,

this should work for all UNIX / Linux, even Microsoft. (Toot my hone, I use Debian Stable (Etch).

/srv

   I store all my server files in /srv, including web and Samba.   This

is the standard UNIX directory for server files.

/srv/Genealogy/ or /srv/Samba/Genealogy/ or /srv/Samba/Family/Genealogy/ or

  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.

  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.

./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.