How to Archive Family Keepsakes

Advice for people dealing with inherited items and heirlooms, plus preservation tips and genealogy records advice.
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You’ll love this book if:

  • You’re helping a parent or loved on downsize to a smaller home
  • You want a simple, effective filing system for your genealogy research
  • You want to scan and make digital copies of genealogy records
  • You’re looking for a way to preserve your family history for future generations

 How to Archive Family Keepsakes gives you step-by-step advice for how to organize, distribute and preserve family heirlooms. It’s full of practical and effective ways to manage boxes of photos, papers and memorabilia inherited from a loved one. 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.

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

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the valuable tips you’ll find in How to Archive Family Keepsakes:

  • Think twice before attempting any conservation acts involving irreplaceable family artifacts. Transparent tape, plain glue and metal staples are archival enemies. All eat away at the surface of the item they are meant to repair and leave stains, tears and marks when removed.
  • Use your digital camera or movie camera to make a visual record of heirloom collections.
  • Your computer filing system, like your paper filing system, is only successful if you can find the files you store. Both PC and Mac operating systems include a built-in search feature; learn to use it and start saving time now.

Contents of How to Archive Family Keepsakes

Chapter 1: Organize Your Objectives
Chapter 2: Organize Your Plan
Chapter 3: Organize Assistance from Family Members
Chapter 4: Organize Your Archive
Chapter 5: Organize for the Future
Chapter 6: Organize Archival Papers
Chapter 7: Organize Archival Photos
Chapter 8: Organize Artifacts
Chapter 9: Organize and Digitize Your Paper Documents
Chapter 10: Digitize Your Family Archive
Chapter 11: Organize Your Paper Files
Chapter 12: Organize Your Computer
Chapter 13: Organize Your Research
Chapter 14: Organize Your Source Citations
Chapter 15: Organize Your SOftware Solutions
Chapter 16: Organize and Discover Research Connections Online

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU V6476
Author/Speaker/Editor Denise May Levenick
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440322235
Number Of Pages 208
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
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