If you are drowning under a flotilla of ark-ives (thanks, Drew Smith!) or buried beneath a mountain of memorabilia, consider signing up for a the Organize Your Family Archive webinar I will be hosting Tuesday, 29 November 2011 for Family Tree University.
Early this Fall, Family Tree Magazine Editor Allison Stacy Dolan shared her inherited family archive with readers and asked for ideas to get control of the confusion. Allison inherited over two dozen boxes of family memorabilia and genealogy papers from her grandmother who recently downsized her home. Her legacy included everything from cabinet card photographs to soldier’s letters home to scrapbooks and news clippings. I gave her a few ideas with my Short List, but she has a big project ahead.
The webinar will focus on working with Allison to sort, organize, and preserve the assorted items in her family archive. We’ll talk about figuring out
- what she wants to do with the collection
- how to easily inventory the contents
- how to decide what to keep and what to throw away
- how to organize, preserve, and store what she has left
Registration for Organize Your Family Archive is now open with a $10 discount on registration through November 20. Hope to see you LIVE on November 29.