WEBINAR: Preservation for Genealogists

March 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm Leave a comment

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania presents

Preservation for Genealogists

Thurs., April 28, 2011 from  7:00 – 8:30 PM (EDT)

Registration required. Cost: $15.

Register at  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1408712497.

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.

* Do you have photographs in a variety of formats from decades of documenting family events? Maureen Taylor tell you how to preserve these
treasures for the future.

* Do you have original documents depicting your family history? Margaret Jerrido will tell you how to take care of them, scrapbooks, heirlooms and other original materials.

* Do you ponder how your research will survive after you are gone?

Shamele Jordon will provide tips on a variety of ways to preserve your research.


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.

Shamele Jordon, a genealogical researcher, lecturer, and podcaster (Genealogy On Demand). Her biographical highlights include: researcher for
the PBS series Oprah’s Roots: An African American Lives Special and African American Lives II; former president of the African American Genealogy Group in Philadelphia, PA., faculty at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Birmingham, AL., workshop volunteer at the Family History Center in Cherry Hill, NJ, board member of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Register by going to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1408712497.

Hosted by The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Website: http://genpa.org
Questions: sjordon3@gmail.com


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