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How to Archive Family Keepsakes : Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records - DENISE MAY LEVENICK

How to Archive Family Keepsakes

Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records


Published: 13th September 2012
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Organize your family photos, heirlooms, and genealogy records.

In every family someone ends up with Mom's and Dad's "stuff"a lifetime's worth of old family photos, papers, and memorabilia packed into boxes, trunks, and suitcases. This inheritance can be as much a burden as it is a blessing. How do you organize your loved one's estate in a way that honours your loved one, keeps the peace in your family and doesn't take over your home or life? How to Archive Family Keepsakes gives you step-by-step advice for how to organize, distribute and preserve family heirlooms.

You'll learn how to:

  • Organize the boxes of your parents' stuff that you inherited
  • Decide which family heirlooms to keep
  • Donate items to museums, societies, and charities
  • Protect and pass on keepsakes
  • Create a catalog of family heirlooms
  • Organize genealogy files and paperwork
  • Digitize family history records
  • Organize computer files to improve your research
Whether you have boxes filled with treasures or are helping a parent or relative downsize to a smaller home, this book will help you organize your family archive and preserve your family history for future generations.

Introductionp. 6
I Inherited Grandma's Stuff, Now What?p. 10
Organize Your Objectivesp. 11
Organize Your Objectives
Organize Your Planp. 19
Set Your Goals and Timeline
Inventory Your Archive
Order Your Storage Supplies
Organize Assistance From Family Membersp. 38
Enlist Assistance
Organize Your Archivep. 44
Sort and Organize Your Archive
Catalog Your Archive
Find a Home for Your Archive
Organize for the Futurep. 56
Donate Your Family Archive
Plan Your Legacy
Organize Archival Papersp. 69
Organize Archival Photosp. 79
Organize Artifactsp. 90
Break the Paper Habitp. 102
Organize and Digitize Your Paper Documentsp. 103
It's not practical to eliminate all paper files, but going digital saves storage space and search time. This chapter shows you how to move toward a paperless genealogy office step by step, from scanning to storage.
Digitize Your Family Archivep. 115
Digital copies preserve heirloom originals and give you a working copy for research and creative projects. This chapter presents sample workflows to help you safely create digital copies of archive materials.
Organize Your Paper Filesp. 126
Do you feel buried in a mountain of genealogy papers? This chapter offers practical ideas for a personalized filing system to suit your research style and experience.
Organize Your Computerp. 142
Your computer can be a top-notch filing clerk and research assistant with strategies in this chapter for a consistent file-naming system, simple folder structure, and scheduled backup plan.
Root Your Research in Strategies for Successp. 150
Organize Your Researchp. 151
Productive research begins with organized research methods. This chapter outlines effective research strategies with step-by-step ideas, case study examples, and helpful resource checklists.
Organize Your Source Citationsp. 168
Without proof, there is no truth. This chapter offers an overview of effective citation styles and helpful checklists for citing your archival materials.
Organize Your Software Solutionsp. 181
Technology can advance your genealogy research by saving time and effort. This chapter will help you discover useful services to fit your needs, both Web-based and on your computer
Organize and Discover Research Connections Onlinep. 192
Social media services, blogs, forums, and LIST-SERVs can help you find family and break down brick walls. Use the tips in this chapter to expand your genealogy research.
Conclusionp. 199
Indexp. 200
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ISBN: 9781440322235
ISBN-10: 1440322236
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 13th September 2012
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 17.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1