How to Archive Family Keepsakes — Learn how to preserve family photos, memorabilia and genealogy records includes over 200 pages of ideas and techniques to help family historians preserve heirlooms, organize research materials, and enhance genealogy skills.
It’s exciting to write a book, but it’s really exciting to see it in print!
How to Archive Family Keepsakes is the book I needed — and couldn’t find — when I inherited my grandmother’s treasures. Instead, I spent weeks researching preservation techniques and archival best practices for family photos, documents, and artifacts. Writing How to Archive Family Keepsakes gave me a chance to share what I’d learned.
The overall scope of the book expanded somewhat as I worked with my editors at Family Tree Books on the concept and outline. It became obvious that home archivists needed to know more than how to safely store old documents. They might also want to learn
- best practices for digitizing heirlooms of all kinds
- how to choose what to save and what to toss
- how to catalog letters, documents, and artifacts
- what file formats work best for archival copies
- tips for moving toward a paperless genealogy life
- new ideas for organizing the paper in their research world
If you are looking for ideas and techniques to help you organize, preserve and share your family keepsakes, I hope you will take a look at How to Archive Family Keepsakes.
Family Tree Books, is in the Exhibit Hall at the Federation of Genealogical Society conference this week in Birmingham with copies of the book “hot off the press.” Stop by and say Hello!
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