Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Preservation for Genealogists

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania presents:

Preservation for Genealogists

Thurs., April 28, 2011
7 - 8:30 pm EDT.
Webinar. Registration required. Cost: $15.

This webinar celebrates Preservation Month by featuring tips for preserving photographs, documents and your family research; join this event from the comfort of your own home. There will be time to ask questions after the presentations.


Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, will provide details on caring for photographs in various formats. She is an internationally recognized expert on the intersection of history, genealogy, and photography. Maureen has been featured in top media outlets, including The View, Better Homes & Gardens, the Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, MSNBC, PBS Ancestors, Creative Memories' Lasting Moments, and Dear Myrtle. Maureen is the author of a number of books and magazine articles, as well as a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine. She helps people solve a range of photo-related mysteries, from dating a Civil War-era daguerreotype to organizing gigabytes of family photos from a digital camera. Maureen investigates photographs the way private eyes investigate cases. She discovers stories behind family pictures by following clues . a hat, the shape of a woman's sleeve, or a sign in the background. Through her website, PhotoDetective.com, Maureen offers practical, affordable advice on how to save and organize photos.

Margaret Jerrido, archivist, was Head of the Urban Archives in the University Libraries at Temple University for many years. She has conducted workshops on how to preserve all formats of historical materials, leads discussion groups on forming archives, and arranged and participated in panels on how to conduct oral histories. During recent years she devised and presented a workshop entitled "Archives 101" that provides basic archival information to genealogy and church groups. She has consulted for and with the keepers of historical materials of a number of organizations and churches such as Mother Bethel AME Church. She is a member of the Delaware Valley Archivists Group and the Mid-Atlantic Archives Conference. Margaret was the first Chair of the former group, and has been involved in the latter holding various offices and presented a number of papers on various aspects of collecting, preserving and maintaining historical records. She received her BA in history from Temple University and a MLS from Drexel University.

Register by going to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1463755131.

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