Lecture Hall - The Home Archivist

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Lecture Hall - An Educational Video Series Led by Genealogy Experts

Date:  July 13, 2023 7:00PM ET  

The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro

Genealogists are Home Archivists! They collect documents, photographs, and artifacts for future generations to enjoy. If you have a collection of records, large or small, this webinar will cover best practices for storage, organization, and preservation. You'll also learn all of the steps to process your records and get a handle on your collection!

In this Lecture Hall session you will learn:

  • How to set up a dedicated space for your family history archive
  • What original order is and how to use it
  • The benefits of using binders, folders, or boxes for storage
  • How to unfold and flatten records (and whether you should)
  • How to clean records
  • What hazards may exist and how to remove them
  • The benefits of using archival tape
  • Best practices, including climate control, for record storage
  • When to consult with a conservator

About the instructor:

Melissa Barker, a professional archivist, will lead the webinar. She is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian who has over 17 years of expertise with Tennessee records. At home, Melissa has been researching her family history for the past 32 years!


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