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I inherited my first BIG family archive from my grandmother about 2000. Everything had been stored in an old trunk for decades, and was moved into cardboard beer boxes by the time it came to me. Gradually, I moved the letters, photos, newspapers, and documents into archival storage boxes and started scanning individual items.
Then, another relative passed away and their treasures came home with me.
Along the way I’ve picked up a few tips that have helped me keep my sanity and keep things organized. The biggest lesson learned is certainly:
Maintain Order in the Archive — keep collections together and avoid orphan heirlooms.
I share some of my favorite tips and photos from my own inherited treasures in this presentation, with preservation tips to help you care for your favorite heirlooms, from grandfather clocks to grandmother’s quilts, and from snapshots to diaries, books, and journals. Caring for Keepsakes: The Top 20 Family Heirlooms at Legacy Family Tree Webinars.