April 2012 Archival Answers: Heirloom Inventories
5/15/2012
Expert answers on what to write down about your family heirlooms.
Q. I’m making a list of our family heirlooms for our children. What should I be writing down about them?

A.
It’s a good idea to inventory your family artifacts to preserve their stories, communicate their importance to your relatives and assist with your estate planning. Catalog heirlooms that are in other relatives’ possession, too, to keep track of their whereabouts.