Inheriting the family legacy of photos, letters, papers, and memorabilia is often a mixed blessing. What to save? What to toss? How to archive and process a family collection?
Learn the foundations of practical family archiving this summer at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) in “Family Archiving: Heirlooms in the Digital Age.” Students from throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico have brought their archiving challenges to past sessions and returned home ready to organize, digitize, and archive a variety of different collections.
Seats are still available in this hand-on workshop style course only offered at GRIP in alternate years. I love teaching at GRIP and enjoy the collegiality of the “summer camp” atmosphere at La Roche College. The classrooms, dorms, and cafeteria are conveniently located so that it’s easy to meet-up with new (and old) friends and talk genealogy outside the classroom too.
Three additional instructors will join me for “Family Archiving” in July 2020:
- Shelley Ballenger Bishop is a professional genealogy researcher and writer specializing in Ohio research, as well as strategies for finding and preserving ancestor stories.
- Pamela Stone Eagleson, CG® is a researcher, writer, and educator from Maine who works with family artifacts and holds degrees in history and museum studies.
- Sierra Green is an archivist at the Detre Library & Archives, where she is engaged in archival processing and reference services in addition to her work in public and educational programming.
As genealogists we don’t want to toss anything that might help identify kinship or help us better understand our ancestors’ lives. But, as family members, we often have limited time and resources available to organize and archive boxes family history materials. “Family Archiving” offers researchers of all skill levels guidance in understanding, preserving, and incorporating family collections in legacy family history projects.
I hope you will consider joining us July 19-24 for “Family Archiving: Heirlooms in the Digital Age.” Registration for GRIP 2020 is now open with seats available.
- Read the full class program for “Family Archiving” HERE
- Learn more about GRIP and REGISTER HERE
- Please feel free to send me an email with any questions about the course
Read about past course highlights: