How To Archive Family Keepsakes - Many Things Thursday
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HOW TO ARCHIVE FAMILY KEEPSAKES
Thursday on Shades is pleased to join the Blog Book Tour for a new resource - How to Archive Family Keepsakes. From the hand and mind of Denise Levenick (aka Penelope Dreadful), The Family Curator, comes a true family treasure in the form of, How To Archive Family Keepsakes.
While wandering the web one day I bumped into Denise's experiment in family history. She was writing about a transcription project for her class of high school students using her family letters. I was hooked on her project and her writing. I asked Denise to write a Friday from the Collectors article and we've been friends ever since. The story of her student transcription project can be found here, Reading Women's History - A Family History Project in the High School English Classroom.
When the idea for a work of fiction associated with an old photograph, called Penny Dreadfuls, was formed on Shades The Magazine, Denise was the obvious choice to became the voice of Penny. Penny Dreadfuls are a reader favorite in Shades The Magazine.
Denise, a native Californian, has worked as an editor and journalist since publishing a neighborhood newspaper in grade school and taught both journalism and literature in Pasadena schools for 19 years. She is a writer, researcher, and speaker with a passion for preserving and sharing family treasures of all kinds.
Denise is the creator of the award-winning family history blog, TheFamilyCurator and author of the new book How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records, (Family Tree Books, 2012).
About The Book
"Stuff" is a technical term used by genealogists, family historians and collectors to denote the material acquired in the pursuit of their passions. Stuff exists. Everywhere! But can you find it when you need it? Did you preserve it for generations to come?
~ Linda ~
Those who read Shades are interested in everything associated with photographs.
And So Much More
"Chapter 10 - Digitize Your Family History" begins the journey into the world of computers, scanners, and digital archiving. Follow Denise's workflow examples; she has a confidence building common sense approach to technology.
Join the Blog Book Tour for How to Archive Family Keepsakes January 10-26, 2013, for author interviews, book excerpts, giveaways, and more. Visit the Blog Book Tour Page at The Family Curator website for the complete schedule.
Proceeds from the sale of How to Archive Family Keepsakes during the Book Tour will help fund the 2013 Student Genealogy Grant founded in 2010 in honor of Denise’s mother, Suzanne Winsor Freeman.
How to Archive Family Keepsakes (Family Tree Books, 2012) ISBN 1440322236
Paperback from Family Tree Books, Amazon.com; PDF eBook from Scribd. Also, make sure your use this 10% Savings Coupon: ShopFamilyTree. In the iTunes store for iBooks here.
Full Discloursure: I received an autographed copy of the book from the author as a "cheer me up" gift when the world landed on me this past year. I can't thank her enough, but you can bet I would have bought it no matter what.