The following post was contributed by Ohio Genealogy News editor, Sunny Morton. Each Wednesday will feature a post highlighting one of the workshops and speakers that are being offered at the Ohio Genealogical Society conference on Wednesday, April 8. For a complete list, see page 3 of the Conference Registration Booklet. Be sure to also check out the special Research Rendezvous sessions at the Ohio History Connection, Columbus Metropolitan Library, and a tour of the Ohio Statehouse. For complete conference info, visit http://www.ogs.org/conference2015/index.php
Denise Levenick is popularly known as The Family Curator, after her blog of the same title at http://www.thefamilycurator.com. “In every family, someone ends up with ‘the stuff,’” she says on her home page. “It’s the goal of The Family Curator to inspire and encourage other family curators to preserve and share their own family treasures.”
In addition to her blog, Denise has written How to Archive Family Keepsakes (Family Tree Books) and is the Family Archivist columnist for Family Tree Magazine. She travels widely, teaching genealogists and others how to take care of all the great (and not-so-great) “family stuff” they inherit.
Denise will be teaching a two-hour workshop for all audiences on Wednesday, April 8 at 12:45pm. It’s well worth the $15 workshop fee (advance registration required)! Here’s the description:
Caring for Keepsakes: Preserving the Top 10 Family Treasures
Inheriting family keepsakes can be a burden and a blessing. How do you care for priceless documents? What storage containers should you select? Discover preservation tactics for heirlooms from photographs to furniture, love letters to lockets, clocks and Bibles. Identify hazards and learn to create a Home Archive.
In addition, Denise will be teaching these classes during the OGS conference:
T-108 The Paper-less Genealogist: Organize with Digital Files
Explore simple strategies to break the paper habit. Learn what scanner to use, settings for genealogists, file naming for easy retrieval, and steps for less paper. (Great for all audiences)
F-121 How to Scan an Elephant: Digitize Your Family History
Go beyond the flatbed scanner to digitize awkward, oversize items. Discover apps, accessories, and tips to get better results from scanners, cameras, and mobile devices. (beginner/intermediate audiences)
04 Mar 2015