Attending Antiques Roadshow last weekend has definitely put me in the mindset of figuring out what family heirlooms we have and where they came from, and how to preserve and share their stories with family.
My sisters and I, for example, didn’t know about our great-grandmother’s bride’s basket until I asked my mom if she had something she’d like me to take to the show for appraisal.
So I’m glad to see us doing a webinar called Digitize Your Family History: How to Preserve Precious Photos, Documents and Heirlooms. It’s on Thursday, Aug. 9, presented by Denise Levenick, known as the Family Curator and author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes (Family Tree Books).
If you register early, you’ll be able to submit a scanned photo or document, or a picture of an heirloom that Denise might use as an example during the webinar. That means you could get preservation and digitization advice specific to your family treasure. (“Early” is the key word.)
Here’s what else you’ll learn in the Digitize Your Family History webinar:
- What items you should digitize
- How to deal with fragile and oversized items, as well as heirlooms you can’t scan (like our bridal basket)
- Tips for creating digital copies of your photos and documents
- How to archive and organize digital copies for your own research and for posterity
- Key terms and online resources for digitizing heirlooms
Registrants will also get a free preview chapter of Denise’s book How to Archive Family Keepsakes, and a coupon for the book.
And as in every webinar, they’ll receive copies of the presentation slides, as well as access to view the webinar again as often as they like (that goes even if you register but for some reason miss the webinar).
Digitize Your Family History takes place Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. Eastern time (that’s 6 p.m. Central, 5 p.m. Mountain and 4 p.m. Pacific).