How to Archive Family Keepsakes

How to Archive Family Keepsakes

Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records

eBook - 2012
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Organize your family photos, heirlooms, and genealogy records In every family someone ends up with Mom's and Dad's "stuff"--a lifetime's worth of old family photos, papers, and memorabilia packed into boxes, trunks, and suitcases. This inheritance can be as much a burden as it is a blessing. How do you organize your loved one's estate in a way that honors your loved one, keeps the peace in your family and doesn't take over your home or life? How to Archive Family Keepsakes gives you step-by-step advice for how to organize, distribute and preserve family heirlooms. 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. 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.
Publisher: [Cincinnati, Ohio] : F+W Media, 2012
ISBN: 9781440322457
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (208 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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Provides advice to the family archivist, usually the family genealogist to organise heritage items. Template worksheets are available via http://www.familytreeuniversity.com/familykeepsakes
This is a useful guide if you are just starting out. Interview with the American author at http://genealogygemspodcast.com/episode-144-digitize-organize-and-archive

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