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    Nov172011

    New Webinar - Help for Your Mountain of Memorabilia

    If you are drowning under a flotilla of ark-ives (thanks, Drew Smith!) or buried beneath a mountain of memorabilia, consider signing up for a the Organize Your Family Archive webinar I will be hosting Tuesday, 29 November 2011 for Family Tree University.

    Towering archive 1

    Early this Fall, Family Tree Magazine Editor Allison Stacy Dolan shared her inherited family archive with readers and asked for ideas to get control of the confusion. Allison inherited over two dozen boxes of family memorabilia and genealogy papers from her grandmother who recently downsized her home. Her legacy included everything from cabinet card photographs to soldier's letters home to scrapbooks and news clippings. I gave her a few ideas with my Short List, but she has a big project ahead.

    The webinar will focus on working with Allison to sort, organize, and preserve the assorted items in her family archive. We'll talk about figuring out

    • what she wants to do with the collection
    • how to easily inventory the contents
    • how to decide what to keep and what to throw away
    • how to organize, preserve, and store what she has left

    Registration for Organize Your Family Archive is now open with a $10 discount on registration through November 20. Hope to see you LIVE on November 29.

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    Reader Comments (3)

    I signed up a week or so ago and am chomping at the bit to see what you have in store. A couple of dozen boxes is but a drop in the bucket for me...

    November 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Goodrum

    Wow, Allison was SO lucky to inherit all of these treasures-- I really don't have any ancestral heirlooms like old letters or anything, not even many old pictures. So this is wonderful!

    I'm sure this will be great information for anyone who has a lot of records and memorabilia to sort.

    November 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Howes

    I am getting pretty excited, too, about the webinar. It should be fun to hear more about Allison's treasure trove.

    Let me know if you have any specific questions, Michelle, and we will try to help out with archiving ideas.

    November 18, 2011 | Registered CommenterFamily Curator

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