Buried under mountains of memorabilia?
Lost in piles of research notes and charts?
Ready to get your genealogy organized, but don’t know how to start?
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.
Checkpoints, Worksheets, Charts
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
- 208 pages PLUS Bonus PDFs>
- Available in Paperback, Kindle, and eBook Editions
From Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator
Voted Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs
“I’m passionate about preserving family keepsakes”
Denise inherited a trunk filled with her grandmother’s keepsakes sparking a quest to learn how to organize and create a family home archive. She is now the caretaker of several family collections and researches her family tree with stories from the archives.
- Organize your loved one’s estate and keep peace in your family
- Digitize heirloom and research documents
- Break the paper habit and organize your genealogy
- How to Archive Family Keepsakes gives you step-by-step advice to organize, preserve and share family heirlooms.
- 208 pages PLUS links to printable PDFs for all worksheets
Reviews & Comments
In How to Archive Family Keepsakes, Denise Levenick has created an amazing reference for anyone who has inherited a collection of family letters, documents and personal items. For family historians and genealogists, this is an essential guide for organizing and managing the family archive. — Denise Olson, Moultrie Creek Books
Archiving, organizing and digitizing family treasures is one of the greatest challenges for genealogists. In her book How to Archive Family Keepsakes, Denise Levenick presents a game plan that breaks down the steps and provides a clear picture of the end goal. The worksheets and checklists provide the kind of practical advice I look for in “how to” books. No fluff here, just common sense, and usable information that leads to success. — Lisa Louise Cooke, host of The Genealogy Gems Podcast
Table of Contents
Part I: I Inherited Grandma’s Stuff, Now What?
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
Part 2: Break the Paper Habit
Chapter 9: Organize and Digitize Your Paper Document
Chapter 10: Digitize Your Family Archive
Chapter 11: Organize Your Paper Files
Chapter 12: Organize Your Computer
Part 3: Root Your Research in Strategies for Success
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
Title: How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn how to preserve family photos, memorabilia and genealogy records
Author: Denise May Levenick
Publisher: Family Tree Books (September 13, 2012)
Format: Paperback, 208 pages