Family Genealogy

Do you have family papers and photographs gathering dust in your attic and basement that you want to organize and preserve, but aren't sure where to start? Do you know where your family came from or how they arrived in America? Creating a personal archive and tracking down your family lineage is easier than you think. Join us for a one-hour workshop that will show you how to assemble, arrange, preserve and catalog all the pieces of your family's unique history.


What You Will Learn:

  • Methods of gathering, sorting, and weeding materials
  • How to store and care for your items
  • What supplies to get and where to get them
  • Guidelines for writing an inventory
  • Solutions for immediate and long-term preservation
  • How to store print, film and audio
  • Strategies for preserving digital information
  • Research techniques to track down family history and lineage

Who Should Attend:

  • Members of the BU family with personal and historical material who wish to arrange and preserve it for future generations
Staff of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Friday, October 12, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Charles River Campus - Mugar Library, Third Floor room Martin Luther King Jr. Reading Room (771 Commonwealth Avenue)