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.”

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Hollinger Box18:59:17 From DearMYRTLE: “There’s An Archival Box for That!” by Melissa LeMaster Barker http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/2018/07/theres-archival-box-for-that.html

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.” http://pic.nypl.org

19:23:36 From Cousin Russ : http://www.gaylord.com/Preservation/Archival-Envelopes%2C-Sleeves-%26-Protectors/3-mil-Archival-Polyester-L-Sleeves-%2810-Pack%29/p/HYB01275

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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