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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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    Lessons from the Family Archive: Streamed from SCGS Jamboree

    I Inherited the Stuff

    Are you scratching your head over what to do first with your inherited family keepsakes? Wondering how to save your treasures from damage without breaking the bank? Join me Sunday afternoon June 9th for Lessons from the Archive streamed live from the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank, California. 

    I am excited to be presenting one of the fourteen live-streamed events from the SCGS Jamboree as part of JamboStream, sponsored by You must be pre-registered to view the sessions, and you must register for each individual session you with to attend. Click here for the complete schedule and registration information.

    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.

    And another.

    And another.

    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 will be sharing some of my favorite tips and photos from my own inherited treasures at Sunday's presentation. Sign up here to join in from home, and feel free to come back and leave any comments or questions.

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    Reader Comments (4)

    Denise Dahling! I will not be able to attend Jamboree this year - sob, sob, big crocodile tears - however I will be there in spirit and at your live-streamed presentation. Be sure to wave "Hello" to me so I don't feel so all alone.


    May 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSheri Fenley

    Denise, I also have been inheriting The Stuff from family members and learning how to deal with it. I am so glad to have your eBook to guide me. On Sunday afternoon June 9th I'll be doing the "third act" of my nephew's graduation festivities, or else I'd be listening to your live stream. Your advice is always a great combination of meticulous care and common sense. Those who hear you will be lucky, and better at preserving treasures.

    May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMariann Regan

    Thank you, Mariann, for the very nice note. The session will probably be archived and viewable later, too. Have a wonderful time making memories with your family. ~ Denise

    June 2, 2013 | Registered CommenterFamily Curator

    Sheri, I will miss you at Jamboree this year. It will be so calm without the hula and piñata! Watch for my Rose Parade wave. ~ Denise

    June 2, 2013 | Registered CommenterFamily Curator

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