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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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    Thursday
    Jan242013

    Scanning Tips: Blog Book Tour Visits AnceStories

    6 Tips for Scanning Success, Guest Post for the How to Archive Family Keepsakes Blog Book Tour

    In February 2013, AnceStories’ Scanfest will be Six Years Old! Miriam Robbins organizes and hosts this popular monthly event that welcomes anyone with a stack of scanning and a few hours to spend chatting with other family historians. Scanning can be a boring task, but Scanfest actually makes it fun!

    Maximize your scanning time with these tips to help you get the most from your scanning equipment and make the best use of your scanning hours. 

    The #1 Secret to Scanning Success

    Are you getting the best possible results when you digitize family photos and documents? Check your scanning savvy with these 6 Tips for Scanning Success: (continue reading at AnceStories). . .

    Join the Blog Tour

    Join the Blog Book Tour for How to Archive Family Keepsakes January 10-26, 2013 for author interviews, book excerpts, giveaways, and more. Visit the Blog Book Tour Page at The Family Curator website for the complete schedule.

    Proceeds from the sale of How to Archive Family Keepsakes during the Book Tour will help fund the 2013 Student Genealogy Grant founded in 2010 in honor of Denise’s mother, Suzanne Winsor Freeman.

    Ready to purchase your own copy of How to Archive Family Keepsakes? Now available in both PRINT and eBook editions. Click the button to see ordering options


    Blog Book Tour Giveaways

    Comment on daily Book Blog Tour Post
    Tweet the Tour Twitter @FamilyCurator #keepsakebooktour
    Share the Tour on FaceBook, Google+, Goodreads

    It’s easy to enter to win a free copy of Denise’s new book or one of the weekly giveaway prizes. All you have to do is leave a comment to the Blog Tour Post hosted at one of the official tour blogs. Random winners will also be selected from social media comments on Twitter, FaceBook, and Google+.

    Each blog tour post comment gives you one chance to win; one entry per post per day, 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.

    Wednesday
    Jan232013

    Video Interview and FREE Download, Blog Book Tour Visits DearMYRTLE

    The Future of Your Genealogy Research

    I am delighted to be a Guest today for a special recorded video interview with DearMYRTLE on the Blog Book Tour for my new book How to Archive Family Keepsakes. We all know that nothing much is certain, except for "death and taxes." The fate of our genealogy records and research are no exception. Without a plan for the future, our careful work could all end up in the trash.

    .Join Myrt and I as we talk about the future of our family history records and research, from donation options to inheritance. Blog Tour visitors will also discover the exclusive link to a FREE downloadable Genealogical Codicil that can be used to help make your wishes known to your family and friends.

    from DearMYRTLE
    DearREADERS,
    You've heard about The Family Curator's Blog Book Tour, mentioned earlier this month in my post Great way to raise funds for student participation. Well, today, Denise Levenick comes to visit DearMYRTLE's Blog in the form of this video interview.  Be sure to scroll down for info about the free copy of the "Genealogy Codicil" from Denise's book. (continue at DearMYRTLE). .  .

     

     Ready to purchase your own copy of How to Archive Family Keepsakes? Now available in both PRINT and eBook editions. Click the button to see ordering options.

    Win an Oversize Archive Kit

    Join us for Week 2 of the Blog Book Tour for more exclusive articles on working with family history photos, documents, and artifacts, and a chance to win the Week 2 Giveaway Prize. Enter by leaving a comment at the the Guest Blog Post. Each 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. Check the Blog Tour Schedule and catch up on any posts you may have missed. Winners will be announced on Saturday, 26 January 2013.

    Tuesday
    Jan222013

    Win an Oversize Family History Archive Kit, Week 2 Book Tour Giveaway

    Wondering what to do with your grandmother's oversize marriage certificate or original ancestral land deeds? You could win this archival Family History Kit from the How to Archive Family Keepsakes Blog Book Tour.

      

    Oversize Family History Box (yellow, above)

    Oversize Archival Envelopes

    One family curator will win this practical archival storage kit that includes a copy of my new book How to Archive Family Keepsakes, an oversize archival storage box, and 25 archival oversize archival envelopes. This Oversize Document Family History Kit was designed by the Practical Archivist, Sally Jacobs, to accommodate many of the common heirloom documents in family history collections.

    All materials in the kit have passed the Photographic Activity Test (P.A.T.). The box is 15 x 11.5 x 3", the perfect size for mounted 8 x 10 prints or large certificates.

    Enter to Win by leaving a comment at each guest post on the How to Archive Family Keepsakes Blog Book Tour.

    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 January 20-25 and increase your chances of winning. Check the Blog Tour Schedule and catch up on any posts you may have missed. Winners will be announced on Saturday, 26 January 2013 at The Family Curator. Please check back to see if your name is drawn to win.

    The Runner-Up will win a free copy of my book, How to Archive Family Keepsakes! Thanks for joining us on the Keepsake Blog Book Tour. Good Luck!

    Tuesday
    Jan222013

    How to Preserve Vintage Cookbooks: Blog Book Tour Visits Food. Family. Ephemera.

     

    Today, the How to Archive Family Keepsakes Blog Book Tour is hosted by Gena Philibert-Ortega author of From the Family Table and creator of the popular website Food. Family. Ephemera.

    Join us on the Blog Book Tour for an excerpt from my new book How to Archive Family Keepsakes on safely storing and organizing your vintage cookbook collection. Whether you have a single stained cookbook that once belonged to your grandmother, or bookshelves groaning with the weight of many volumes, I hope you will take the time to safely preserve your family keepsakes for the generations of cooks to come. 

    How to Preserve Vintage Cookbooks

    Most family collections include a few books-- high school and college yearbooks, favorite cookbooks, novels, or poetry volumes. Conservators recommend that stable bound books be stored upright on shelving unless they are rare or in poor condition when they should be stored flat and in protective archival boxes.

    Before storing your family cookbooks, take time to carefully examine the volume for genealogical clues to your family history. You may find women’s maiden names, or clues to mothers, aunts and other elusive female relatives. (continue reading at Food. Family. Ephemera). . .

    Join the Book Tour

    Join the Blog Book Tour for How to Archive Family Keepsakes January 10-26, 2013 for author interviews, book excerpts, giveaways, and more. Visit the Blog Book Tour Page at The Family Curator website for the complete schedule. 

    Blog Book Tour Giveaways

    Comment on daily Book Blog Tour Post
    Tweet the Tour Twitter @FamilyCurator #keepsakebooktour
    Share the Tour on FaceBook, Google+, Goodreads

    It’s easy to enter to win a free copy of Denise’s new book or one of the weekly giveaway prizes. All you have to do is leave a comment to the Blog Tour Post hosted at one of the official tour blogs. Random winners will also be selected from social media comments on Twitter, FaceBook, and Google+.

    Each blog tour post comment gives you one chance to win; one entry per post per day, 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.

    Support Student Genealogists

    Proceeds from the sale of How to Archive Family Keepsakes during the Book Tour will help fund the 2013 Student Genealogy Grant founded in 2010 in honor of Denise’s mother, Suzanne Winsor Freeman.


    Monday
    Jan212013

    More Great Stops on the Keepsake Blog Book Tour, Join Us

    What a week! Thank you to the gracious genealogy blogger hosts of the How to Archive Family Keepsakes Blog Book Tour, and to each reader following along on the tour.

    We've enjoyed red carpet hospitality with something fresh and new every day, and lots of great contributions from the blogger hosts. 

    • exclusive NEW articles about organizing genealogy
    • author interviews
    • book excerpts and reviews
    • FREE handouts
    • helpful reader comments

    If you've missed any posts, be sure to catch up. You don't want to miss --

    Meet and Greet the Author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes at Geneabloggers where I share "5 Little-Known Facts About The Family Curator" with host Thomas MacEntee.

    How to Get Organized and Put Your Family History Household in Order at Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems Podcast Blog with an exclusive book excerpt "7 Steps Toward a Paperless Genealogy Office" and Podcast Interview with the author by Lisa Louise Cooke

    How to Read Your Ancestor Like a Book, a look at how you can learn more about your ancestor's life by studying the books they read, bought, and passed on in their estate, at Denise Barrett Olson's Moultrie Creek Gazette. You will also find Moultrie Creek Books' author interview and review of How to Archive Family Keepsakes.

    Scanner Options for Genealogistsa helpful book excerpt featuring digitizing equipment available to family historians at 4YourFamilyStory, with links to Caroline Pointer's personal review of How to Archive Family Keepsakes and tech recommendations for scanners.

    What to Save? What to Toss? 4 Questions to Help You Decide?, practical suggestions if you inherit more "stuff" than you know what do with. Read this guest post at Lorine Schulze's Olive Tree Genealogy.

    A Coffee, A Comfy Chair, and a Q&A with the Author, a personal invitation to sit down and chat with The Armchair Genealogist Lynn Palermo and Author Denise Levenick. Lynn reviews Denise's book from the perspective of the family history writer in Organization Key to Removing Obstacles to Your Family History Writing.

    How to Archive Family Keepsakes at Shades of the Departed online photography magazine featuring footnoteMaven's reflections on historical photographs and "4 out of 4 old cameras" recommendation for Denise's new book.

    First, Save History, Then Share It book excerpt on the role of the Creator who inherits an ancestor's stories and artifacts at Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories with Dr. Bill Smith.

    The Blog Book Tour Continues

    The Blog Book Tour visits more top-notch genealogy blogs this week with new articles, interviews, and reviews --

    Got Genealogy: How to Organize Inherited Genealogy Records guest post on what to do with Uncle Joe's family group sheets. Read the full article at Sally Jacobs' Practical Archivist website.

    Bashing Brick Walls One Brick at a Time considers how solving organizational problems leads to more effective research at The In-Depth Genealogist, and Review by IDG author Michelle Goodrum

    Gena Philibert-Ortega at Food. Family. Ephemera.

    Pat Richley-Erickson at DearMYRTLE

    Miriam J. Robbins at AnceStories

    Dan Hiestand at The Houstory Hearth

    PLUS Book Reviews and Detours along the Genea-blogosphere!

    Readers also have a chance to win free print and digital copies of How to Archive Family Keepsakes, and a Family History Oversize Document Archive Kit with book. This great kit custom assembled by the Practical Archivist Sally Jacobs will get you started safely preserving your large genealogy documents. The kit includes an archival oversize document box, 25 oversize envelopes, and a copy of my book. One runner-up will receive a free copy of How to Archive Family Keepsakes.

    Enter to win the Giveaway prizes by leaving a comment at the Blog Tour Post website. Each comment is one chance to win. The winning names will be randomly selected from comments made January 20-25 at the six featured Week 2 blog posts. Winners will be announced at the end of the Book Tour.

     

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