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30 Apr 2014

Preservation Week 2014 Audiotapes

By |30 Apr 2014|Family Photos & Records, Genealogy, Preservation|0 Comments

Today's Preservation Week 2014 Audiotapes post is the fourth of five this week. Today's post – preservation of audio cassette tapes – was written by Amy Kohlstedt and Sara Doyle, of the Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium. With proper care, they estimate the audio cassette tapes have a life expectancy of up to [...]

29 Apr 2014

Preservation Week 2014 Textiles

By |29 Apr 2014|Archival Supplies, Family Photos & Records, Preservation|0 Comments

Preservation Week 2014 Textiles is today's post. This year Preservation Week is from April 27-May 3. A joint effort by the archives, library, and museum professions, Preservation Week is designed to share professional expertise on preservation of historical materials with individuals and organizations. As part of this celebration, this retired archivist and Sassy Jane are featuring five posts [...]

28 Apr 2014

Preservation Week 2014 Home Movies

By |28 Apr 2014|Family Photos & Records, Genealogy, Personal Digital Archiving, Preservation|0 Comments

Today’s topic is Preservation Week 2014 Home Movies. This year Preservation Week runs from April 27-May 3. A joint effort by the archives, library, and museum professions, Preservation Week is designed to share professional expertise on preservation of historical materials with individuals and organizations. As part of this celebration, this retired archivist and Sassy Jane are featuring five [...]

27 Apr 2014

Preservation Week 2014 Family Photographs

By |27 Apr 2014|Archival Supplies, Family Photos & Records, Genealogy, Preservation|1 Comment

Today’s topic is Preservation Week 2014 Family Photographs. This year Preservation Week  is from April 27-May 3. A joint effort by the archives, library, and museum professions, Preservation Week is designed to share professional expertise on preservation of historical materials with individuals and organizations. As part of this celebration, this retired archivist and Sassy Jane are [...]

20 Apr 2013

Free Webinar on Preservation of Family Photographs

By |20 Apr 2013|Family Photos & Records, Preservation|Comments Off on Free Webinar on Preservation of Family Photographs

There's a Free Webinar on Preservation of Family Photographs coming up. Last Friday I posted about National Preservation Week. One of many events that have been scheduled, this free webinar on the preservation of family photographs is sponsored by ALCTS (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services), a division [...]

19 Apr 2013

Preservation Week 2013

By |19 Apr 2013|Preservation|Comments Off on Preservation Week 2013

Events celebrating Preservation Week 2013 will be held across the country at academic, public, and special libraries April 21-27, 2013. Activities include lectures, presentations, demonstrations and workshops, as well as three free Preservation Week-sponsored webinars. Two new online tools are available now: the Event Map helps libraries promote their events and the Speaker Locator helps [...]

9 Dec 2011

Family History Digital Preservation

By |9 Dec 2011|Personal Digital Archiving|0 Comments

Family History Digital Preservation is a frequent topic at The Signal. This blog is written by digital preservationists working at the Library of Congress. It's fun and informative for genealogists. Recently they published a two-part post on Family History Digital Preservation: Amassing a collection of digital files raises the issue [...]

16 Nov 2017

Fall Sale on Archival Supplies for Genealogy

By |16 Nov 2017|Family Photos & Records, Preservation|0 Comments

The fall sale on archival supplies for genealogy is going on right now. Get 20 percent off everything at Hollinger Metal Edge, where professional archivists, libraries, museums, and archives buy their supplies. USE CODE: FALL2017 I am dismayed when genealogists tell me they buy acid-free supplies for their priceless family papers [...]

9 Nov 2017

Accessing National Archives Burned Records

By |9 Nov 2017|Military Records, World War I, World War II|3 Comments

In honor of Veterans Day, a post on accessing National Archives burned records. On July 12, 1973, a disastrous fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis destroyed approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF). No fire, with the exception of the loss of the [...]

18 Oct 2017

National Archives Genealogy Fair 2017

By |18 Oct 2017|Genealogy, Primary Sources|4 Comments

The fifth virtual National Archives Genealogy Fair 2017 is scheduled for October 25. Tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research are featured. Lectures are designed for family historians from beginners to experienced. Viewers can participate with the presenters and other family historians during [...]

4 May 2017

Caring for Scrapbook Family Photographs

By |4 May 2017|Family Photos & Records, Genealogy, Preservation|0 Comments

Are you caring for scrapbook family photographs? Do your scrapbook family photographs look like the one above? Here are some solutions from an archivist-genealogist. During #AskAnArchivist Day, Missy asked: I've been given large portions of my grandmother's photographic/scrapbook collection and also her eldest brother's. Some of the photos from [...]

26 Apr 2017

AskanArchivist Day 2017

By |26 Apr 2017|Archives, Genealogy|1 Comment

Today is AskAnArchivist Day 2017 on Twitter. Ever felt overwhelmed working on your family tree in an archives? Don't despair: #AskAnArchivist! Have a question for an archivist about how to use collections for family history research? Or do you need information on preserving your family papers? #AskanArchivist on Twitter. [...]

3 Feb 2017

Searching the Historic American Buildings Survey

By |3 Feb 2017|Databases|2 Comments

HABS team in 1934 measuring the Kentucky School for the Blind. (Courtesy HABS, Library of Congress) Interested in searching the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) to find a connection between an ancestor and a specific place? HABS was established in 1933 when Charles E. Peterson, a young landscape architect proposed [...]

14 Aug 2016

Chronicling America Additions August 2016

By |14 Aug 2016|Genealogy, Newspapers|2 Comments

Alaska, Colorado, Maine, and New Jersey are the Chronicling America additions August 2016. The four new partners are the Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums; the Colorado Historical Society; the Maine State Library, and Rutgers University in New Jersey. Forty-three states and one territory are now participating in the program. NEH [...]

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