Family Tree documentation automatic rename and file via Hazel

While researching my family tree I have gathered a large collection of documentation and media files. I like to file them in a consistent manner so as to allow for easy access. The naming convention I have settled on is

– Document Type
– Document Year
– Family Name
– Given Names(s)
– Notes

To automate the process I created a Hazel Rule that uses Applescript to prompt for the various information categories then renames the file, moving it to a centralised folder and filing into a Family Name-Document Type structure. 

For future reference I store the URL of the site the information was downloaded from as a Comment.

Copies of the macros can be downloaded via this link.

Hazel Family Tree Rules
Hazel Rule
 
  Automation, Hazel
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Author: Iain Dunn


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