Need ideas for properly filing and preserving unique family documents? Melissa LeMaster Barker is a Certified Archives Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. She is also a Professional Genealogist and lectures, teaches and writes about researching in archives and records preservation. Thankfully she shares insights that answer DearMYRTLE’s questions posed in “An Open Letter to an Archivist.”



Hollinger Box18:59:17 From DearMYRTLE: “There’s An Archival Box for That!” by Melissa LeMaster Barker

19:00:28 From Deb Andrew: I’m here, good evening.
19:00:41 From Cousin Russ : When posting in the “Zoom Webinar Chat” , change the “TO” portion to read “ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDEES.” By default it reads “all panelists.”
19:00:46 From Melissa LeMaster Barker : Hello Everyone!
19:01:01 From Cousin Russ: DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ recognize the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024. We reach out to _all_ regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin with support for researching family and documenting cultural inheritance.
19:01:21 From Cousin Russ:

Melissa’s recommended sites for archival storage materials:

19:21:10 From Randi Patrick : The New York Public Library as a Photographers’ Identities Catalogue (PIC) resource that has in its listing, a compilation of “photographers, studios, manufacturers and others involved in the production of photographic images.”

19:23:36 From Cousin Russ :

19:30:56 From Molly McKinley: How would you do Bill of sale for cars. I have the car bill of sale for several cars bought in the 1950s by my parents.
19:37:34 From Deb Andrew: What about quilts, especially signature quilts.
119:48:00 From Deb Andrew: I had a cousin who lost all her family history and personal photos. She had sent me her wedding photo and several others, so I was able to give her some of her memories back.
19:48:57 From DearMYRTLE: there were 2 Zoom updates this week!
20:08:44 From Debi Polen to All panelists : Thank you.
20:08:49 From Deb Andrew: So you look like me.
20:09:49 From Molly McKinley : Good night all

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