I have been following DearMYRTLE's "Finally Get Organized" January 2009 checklist. All of my papers in plastic sheet protectors and binders, so I went to the next step today and did my first extracting with FamilySeach Indexing.
It was much easier than I had anticipated, though I'm glad that there are two people indexing each page, just in case (some of the writing was a bit difficult to decipher). I should be able to do this Thursday nights while watching Dear Betty. It will be good practice for both transcribing records properly and deciphering different handwriting styles. Besides, a little good genealogy karma never hurt anyone;-)