Preserving the Past: Archiving and Digitizing Your Family Keepsakes

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Preserving the Past: Archiving and Digitizing Your Family Keepsakes
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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:30

Denise May Levenick “Preserving the Past: Archiving and Digitizing Your Family Keepsakes”

You will learn practical tips to safely preserve family photos, documents and memorabilia with Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator, author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes, at the Saturday, September 21st monthly meeting at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Denise inherited her first family archive from her grandmother – a trunk filled with photos, letters, documents, and lots of “miscellaneous stuff” and is now the caretaker of several family collections. She has adapted professional archival techniques to the family archive situation and shares practical ideas for safely storing and digitizing family collections. This presentation offers best practices for digitizing popular family keepsakes using scanners and digital cameras, and basic archival techniques for safely preserving original items economically and easily.

Denise is the creator of the award-winning family history blog, The Family Curator ( and author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records (Family Tree Books, 2012) and How to Archive Family Photos (Family Tree Books, 2015). She is a frequent contributor to family history magazines and online publications, and presenter for webinars and workshops. She is the course coordinator for Family Archiving: Heirlooms in the Digital Age at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh.

Special Interest Groups meet at 9:30 am for New Member & Beginning Genealogy, Civil War Genealogy, Writers' Support Group, German Ancestry, Italian Genealogy, Jewish Genealogy, French Canadian Genealogy, Scandinavian Genealogy, Computer Genealogy, and DNA.  The Society Monthly meeting starts at 10:30 and the featured speaker starts at 11:00am.
Come join us. You do not need to be a member to enjoy this wonderful free presentation.
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