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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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    We're Off. . . on the How to Archive Family Keepsakes Blog Book Tour

    Get ready for a virtual book tour January 10-26, 2013 featuring author posts, interviews, excerpts and giveaways for my new book How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia & Genealogy Records

    The tour kicks off Friday, Janaury 11 with Meet & Greet the Author at, hosted by blogger Thomas MacEntee, and continues each day for the next two weeks with stops at fourteen different genealogy blogs. 

    You will be able to sample tips from the book with book excerpts and downloads, learn more about preserving heirlooms and digitizing your records from guest posts, and hear and read exclusive interviews with the author (me!). In addition, proceeds from book sales during the tour will help fund the 2013 Student Genealogy Grant founded in 2010 in honor of Suzanne Winsor Freeman.

    WIN a Free Book or Archive Kit

    Weekly Giveaways will feature copies of How to Archive Family Keepsakes in paperback and ebook editions, and an ARCHIVE KIT and BOOK package that includes a copy of How to Archive Family Keepsakes and archival storage products from The Practical Archivist. 

    It’s easy to enter the weekly giveaway: Simply leave a comment to the Blog Tour Post hosted at one of the official tour blogs. 

    Each blog tour post comment gives you one chance to win; one entry per post, please. Leave a comment at each stop on the blog tour and increase your chances of winning. The lucky names will be announced each Saturday during the tour at The Family Curator.

    Random winners will also be selected from social media comments on Twitter #keepsakebooktour, FaceBook, and Google+.

    The complete tour schedule will be updated daily with permalinks on the Archive Keepsakes Tour Book Page. My special thanks goes to each of the Blog Tour Hosts for their hospitality and enthusiasm for this new project:

    Archive Keepsakes Blog Tour Hosts
    (a virtual round of applause...)

    Thomas MacEntee, Geneabloggers

    Lisa Louise Cooke, Genealogy Gems Podcast Blog

    Denise Olson, Moultrie Creek

    Caroline Pointer, 4 Your Family Story

    Lorine McGinnis Schultze, Olive Tree Genealogy

    Lynn Palermo, The Armchair Genealogist

    footnoteMaven, Shades of the Departed

    Dr. Bill Smith, Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories

    Sally Jacobs, Practical Archivist

    Terri Connell , The In-Depth Genealogist

    Gena Philibert-Ortega, Food. Family. Ephemera.

    Pat Richley-Erickson, Dear Myrtle

    Miriam J. Robbins, AnceStories

    Dan Hiestand, The Houstory Hearth

    And, on the subject of "Thanks". . .  I loved every minute of writing this book, especially because of the cheering section --  genealogy friends whose support is the back-story to How to Archive Family Keepsakes. It was tough to tackle the project on the eve of family heartbreak, but your encouragement made it all worthwhile. In case you missed the book's acknowlegement page, please know that you have my heartfelt appreciation:

    Special Thanks to Special Friends

    Amy Coffin
, We Tree

    Lisa Louise Cooke, Genealogy Gems Podcast Blog

    Elyse Doerflinger, Elyse’s Genealogy Blog

    Allison Dolan, Publisher, Family Tree Magazine

    Sheri Fenley, The Educated Genealogist

    Midge Frazel, Granite in My Blood

    Diane Haddad, Family Tree Magazine Genealogy Insider

    Nancy Hendrickson, Writer, Coach

     A.C. Ivory, Genealogist

    Sally Jacobs, The Practical Archivist

    Judy Lucey
, NEHGS Archivist

    Thomas MacEntee
, Hi-Def Genealogy

    Craig Manson, GeneaBlogie

    Jackie Musser, Family Tree Editor

    Denise Olson, Moultrie Creek Books

    Kerry Scott, Clue Wagon

    Randy Seaver, Genea-Musings

    Maureen Taylor, Maureen Taylor, Photo Expert

    footnoteMaven, footnoteMaven


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    Reader Comments (11)

    Wow! A book on something I've been working on for the past year. So cool. I'll have to check it out.

    January 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDevon Lee

    Hi Devon! I hope you will check out the Blog Book Tour for more tips on digitizing and working with family heirlooms. Thanks for stopping by.


    January 10, 2013 | Registered CommenterFamily Curator

    I look forward to following this book tour and learning how to keep my family heirlooms preserved and shared for future generations!

    January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

    I am looking forward to learning more about this book.

    January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPam

    I'm excited to learn more about your book!

    January 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarey

    What a great idea--virtual book tour!! Good luck and I think the money going for the genealogy grant is wonderful, too.

    January 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPam I

    I have dedicated 14 years of my life to researching my family history. Countless hours in Archives, libraries, on-line and personal interviews with living relatives, going through old documents, letters etc,....this has been MY passion but what happens when I'm pushing up daisies? I have recorded all relevant URL's, user names and passwords - I guess that's all I can do to encourage a family member to keep the never-ending research/updating up to date. % boxes of original documents have been cataloged and filed - I certainly hope someone takes up the "job" at some point!

    January 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

    This looks like the perfect information I need to help my mom organize all her old stuff.

    January 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPam H

    I am SO EXCITED! I read the preview of your book on and cannot wait to get started! I have acquired several family legacies, and my mother is gradually downsizing and sending me more a little at a time. You're book is just what I need to get organized so that our kids will be able to understand and appreciate what has been left behind.

    January 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebra Newton-Carter

    Sounds like many of us are on the same path -- to preserve our family treasures for ourselves AND pass them on to the next generation. That can be especially tough when children don't show a particular interest in family stories and "stuff." Stay tuned to the Blog Book Tour stop Wednesday, January 23 at for ideas on how to meet the challenge.

    January 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFamily Curator

    I have been reading excerpts from your book and am excited to learn I am not too far off on some of my organizing. Got a few tips so far. Great book!

    January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLarry
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