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Review: How to Archive Family Photos

How to Archive Family Photos cover

One frequently heard comment about a great book is, “I couldn’t put it down.” With Denise Levenick’s How to Archive Family Photos, I was constantly putting it down – and that’s a good thing! This book is so full of practical ways to manage your photo collection that you will want to stop and put them to work right away.

Building A Society Archive

For some time now I’ve been looking for a way to make my genealogical society’s quarterly article index available online. We celebrate our 50th anniversary next year so you can imagine that there’s much to index. One of our members spent weeks compiling it as a spreadsheet. It’s an impressive piece of work, and an…

The Personal Archive – a Valuable Asset

As Denise Levenick has so beautifully illustrated in her book, How to Archive Family Keepsakes, a good part of our family “stuff” is an historical record of our lives and those of our ancestors. Those of us who have taken on the challenge of preserving our family archives have worked hard to protect our treasures…


Mac users building a digital archive of their family history collection will find David Sparks’ book, Paperless, an invaluable reference.

An Introduction to Markdown

Plain text is the single text format to survive throughout the digital age. Markdown offers a way to enjoy the archival capabilities of plain text and still maintain many formatting options. Learn how you can put markdown to use as part of your archival plan.