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Subject: Re: [APG] Managing a Huge Pension File
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 18:02:54 -0500
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>I wondered how sorting by page would
"restore to the file order." Isn't
file order in a pension file the same as date order?
On Aug 21, 2008, at 9:34 AM, Holly Timm wrote:

Alas, all too often with jacketed files such as this, "file order" is
whatever order the last person who used it stuffed the papers back in.

"Making sense" of a file often requires us to reassemble things that have
been arbitrarily or thoughtlessly separated, particularly when a pension
file is a "composite" of several smaller files -- as in when the veteran
made multiple applications under different acts, when a widow's file is
jacketed with that of her husband, or a dependent child's file is jacketed
with that of the veteran-father or veteran-stepfather.

Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG
APG member
Hendersonville, Tennessee


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