As one long desiring to use the Sort Your Story system and finally taking the learning process to heart, I found the price of the application and Mac [or PC] Companion Guide very helpful and reasonable in cost.
My steepest learning curve was not an issue with the Sort Your Story App, but one of a basic understanding of the difference between folders and files. Once I grasped that folders were empty storage places until a file was placed in that folder, I was able to then understand the basic concept upon which Sort Your Story is built. I could duplicate any Sort Your Story folder, name it for a Person, [place or thing], use the Profiler to input the identity of that person and store the “Profiler” file in that person’s folder; then also include many provided re-nameable subfolders in which to store supporting documents, photos, et-al.
I learned that I can create documents in a Word Processor and save that document into any Sort Your Story folder. Sort Your Story is a valuable application that enables a central place to keep any desired records.
Although I am using Sort Your Story for Genealogy, I can foresee usefulness in other areas with the ability to rename every folder for a specific purpose. Bert in California.
© 2013, Lorel Kapke, Sort Your Story
The Sort Your Story Companion Guides are now available for the MAC and PC! These books contain lessons on using Sort Your Story and learning about genealogical records using the Branching Out series of books.
With the aide of the Sort Your Story Companion Guide, for Windows or MAC, you’ll quickly be up and running, organizing all of your documents, putting the puzzle pieces of your family history together.
The Sort Your Story software is comprised of two main parts: the colorful Sort Your Story Category Folders, providing you with 36 folders for sorting and storing all of your records and documents; the Profiler, a database and mini–word processor in which you input all of your data which works seamlessly with the folders.
This companion guide will walk you step-by-step through the set-up and use of Sort Your Story, and will show you examples of how to use each of the categories.
By using Sort Your Story with the Sort Your Story Companion Guide, along with the genealogy textbook Branching Out: Genealogy Lessons for Adults, you will have a firm foundation of the basics of genealogical research and records.
Visit Amazon to purchase the Windows version and MAC version today. Then visit the Sort Your Story website to purchase and download the Sort Your Story software, if you haven’t already, and get started organizing your family memories.
© 2012 Lorel Kapke, 19201 Sonoma Hwy. #341, Sonoma, CA 95476-5413