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    In every family, someone ends up with “the stuff.” It is the goal of The Family Curator to inspire, enlighten, and encourage other family curators in their efforts to preserve and share their own family treasures.

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    Aug302012

    How to Archive Family Keepsakes Book Now Available

     

    It's Here!

    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!

    How to Archive Family Keepsakes now available from

    ShopFamilyTree.com - save 10% with code FAMILY10F

    Amazon.com

    and your local bookstore

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    Reader Comments (5)

    Yeah ! Can't wait to get my copy and dig in.

    August 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Goodrum

    Congratulations! I have the book and can't wait to read it. I blogged about my excitement over the book today.

    In a previous life I was a book author and I'll never forget the excitement of holding a newly published book in my hands. Enjoy that feeling!

    August 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanine Adams

    Congratulations! I will definitely be putting this book on my wishlist!

    August 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinger James

    Denise, this is awesome! I'm SO proud of and excited for you! What a thrill it must be to actually have a book published. I'm buying a copy!

    August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren K

    Thank you friends! It's quite an adventure! I hope you find the book helpful and inspiring with your own collection of family treasures.

    September 5, 2012 | Registered CommenterFamily Curator
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