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Family History & Heirlooms

Preservation

  • 929.1 MAN. The Unofficial Family Archivist: A Guide to Creating and Maintaing Family Papers, Photographs, and Memorabilia (Mannon 2011).
  • 929.1 MAY. How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia & Genealogy Records (Levenick 2012).
  • 929.1 TAY. Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Care for Your Family Photographs - From Daguerreotypes to Digital Imaging (Taylor 2010).
  • Saving Your Treasures: A TV show featuring advice from professional archivists; you can watch it online.
    Go to: http://www.savingtreasures.org
  • Plastics Identification: For archival use.
    Go to: http://www.morrisoncountyhistory.org/plasticsid.pdf
  • Caring for Textiles
    Go to: https://museum.gwu.edu/textile-care

Organizing

  • 929.1 CLI. The Complete Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program (Clifford 2011).
  • 929.1 FLE. The Organized Family Historian (Fleming 2004).
  • 929.1 STU. Organizing & Preserving Your Heirloom Documents (Sturdevant 2002).
  • Organize Your Genealogy
    Go to: http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Organize_your_genealogy
  • Binder, Notebooks, or Folders?
    Go to: http://genealogy.about.com/cs/organization/a/filing_systems.htm
  • The Organized Genealogist: A website with a blog and a very active facebook page. Find suggestions ranging from simple tips to descriptions of entire filing systems. Worth browsing.
    Go to: http://organizedgenealogist.blogspot.com/

Passing Family History On

  • 641.59 PHI. From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes (Philibert-Ortega 2012).
  • 745.5 WIN. Scrapbooking for Home Decor: How to Create Frames, Boxes, and Other Beautiful Items from Photographs and Family Memories (Windham 2012).
  • 745.593 MAS. The Art of the Family Tree: Creative Family History Projects Using Paper Art, Fabric & Collage (Mason 2007).
  • 907.2 HAR. The Oral History Workshop: Collect and Celebrate the Life Stories of Your Family and Friends (Hart & Samson 2009).
  • 929.1 MOR. More than Memories: The Complete Guide for Preserving Your Family History (1998).
  • 929.1 POL. Writing Family Histories and Memoirs (Polking 1995).
  • Library Research Guides:

Learn More

Cyndi's List is a huge collection of genealogy links set up by topic. See:

Archival Supply Sources:

  • Archival Products, 1-800-526-5640 ext 1083 (no paper catalog available)
    Go to: http://www.archival.com/?gclid-CMHLwuzG8LkCFQJqMgodWUsA9w
  • Gaylord, 1-800-448-6160
    Go to: http://www.gaylord.com/
  • Hollinger, 1-800-634-0491
    Go to: http://www.hollingermetaledge.com/
  • University Products, 1-800-628-1912
    Go to: http://www.universityproducts.com/

Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Family History & Heirlooms: Preserving, Organizing, and Passing On Your Family Stories
URL: http://gastonlibrary.libguides.com/family-history-and-heirlooms
Revised: 24 August 2017

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