Archives Skill Building Boot Camp – Saturday, January 20, 2018
UPDATE: Friday, January 19, 2018: The Archives Skill Building Boot Camp has been CANCELLED due to illness. Registration fees will be refunded and the boot camp will be rescheduled for a future date.
So you eventually realize two things once you get involved with family history: not EVERYTHING you need for research is located online; and you really need to start preserving and protecting your own family memories contained in photos and more. So what you need is to build and hone your “archives awareness” and learn how archives preserve and organize their holdings, then take that same knowledge and apply it to your own family history. Easy, right?
In this two-part extended webinar, led by certified archivist Melissa Barker, you’ll learn two main skills sets: 1) how to navigate any archive and repository like a pro to find what you need for your genealogy research; and 2) how to apply the same techniques used in archives to preserve and protect your family heirlooms including photos, fabrics, mementos and more!
- That’s in the Archives! Digging Deeper In the Archived Records Genealogists use archives every day to locate records about their ancestors. Are there records that you are not accessing because you don’t know they exist? Not all records are online, indexed or microfilmed. Digging deeper in the local and state archives to find unique and relatively unknown records just might be the next step in your genealogy research.
- The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records and Heirlooms Like A Pro! Learn from a professional archivist how to preserve, protect and archive family records, photographs and artifacts. We’ll review the best practices for organization, purchasing archival materials and practical records preservation that any home archivist can achieve! Learn how to process your collection of genealogical records from start to finish. Learn the steps archivists use to process small and large records collections at the archives and how you can use these steps to get a handle on your own family records collections!
You’ll receive over 3 hours of educational content for the low price of $29.99! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar and the handouts! Register by Monday, January 15, 2018 and receive $10 off the registration price for a low $19.99 when you use promo code ARCHIVE at checkout! Space is limited, and if you register but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handouts, the freebies and access to the recordings!
Saturday January 20, 2018
Duration: 3.5 hours (with a 30 minute break)
- 10:00 am CST
That’s in the Archives! Digging Deeper In the Archived Records
- 11:30 am CST
- 12:00 pm CST
The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records and Heirlooms Like A Pro!
- 1:30 pm CST
Closing and Thank You
Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. She is also a Professional Genealogist and lectures, teaches and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual webinar presentations all across the United States for genealogical and historical societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives. She is the Reviews Editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) magazine FORUM. She writes a bi-weekly advice column entitled The Archive Lady that can be viewed at Abundant Genealogy. She writes a monthly column entitled The Archive Lady’s Corner in the In-Depth Genealogist Magazine. She writes a bi-weekly column for her local newspaper The Stewart-Houston Times called From the Archives. She is a regular contributor as The Archive Lady on Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems Podcast. She is married to her wonderful husband, Chris Barker and has one grown daughter. Her Professional Genealogy expertise is in Tennessee records and she takes research clients. She has been researching her own family history for the past 27 years.
Thomas MacEntee – Moderator
What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more.
Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started building his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. His latest endeavor is DNA Bargains, a site filled with the best deals and prices on DNA test kits and more!
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