How To Archive Family Keepsakes
Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records
Date of publication: September 2012
Organize your family photos, heirlooms, and genealogy records. In every family someone ends up with Mum's and Dad's "stuff"-a lifetime's worth of old family photos, papers, and memorabilia packed into boxes, trunks, and suitcases. This inheritance can be as much a burden as it is a blessing. How do you organize your loved one's estate in a way that honors your loved one, keeps the peace in your family and doesn't take over your home or life? How to Archive Family Keepsakes gives you step-by-step advice for how to organize, distribute and preserve family heirlooms.
You'll learn how to:
Organize the boxes of your parents' stuff that you inherited
Decide which family heirlooms to keep
Donate items to museums, societies, and charities
Protect and pass on keepsakes
Create a catalog of family heirlooms
Organize genealogy files and paperwork
Digitize family history records
Organize computer files to improve your research
Whether you have boxes filled with treasures or are helping a parent or relative downsize to a smaller home, this book will help you organize your family archive and preserve your family history for future generations.