Fräulein Schmidt hosted this episode of WACKY Wednesday, where we were joined by Melissa LeMaster Barker. Responding to the latest Marie Kondo push to downsize, organize and purge, Melissa wisely encourages family historians to save unique items. She also wrote “5 Genealogical Records You Should Never Throw Away” for Abundant Genealogy. Here are a few of the places you’ll find Melissa:
- The Archive Lady Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TheArchiveLady/
- Melissa’ LeMaster Barker’s blog: http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/
- Family Tree Webinars – Melissa LeMaster Barker http://familytreewebinars.com/melissabarker
- “The Archive Lady’s Corner” in the Going In-Depth digital genealogy magazine. http://theindepthgenealogist.com/going-in-depth
- The Archive Lady @ Abundant Genealogy https://abundantgenealogy.com/tag/the-archive-lady/
Melissa recommends the following resources for archival materials:
- Gaylord Archival http://www.gaylord.com/
- University Products https://www.universityproducts.com
- Light Impressions http://www.lightimpressionsdirect.com
- Brodart http://www.brodart.com/
- Archival Methods https://www.archivalmethods.com/
19:01:06 From Shelley Murphy : LOL, you are funny!
19:01:19 From Shelley Murphy : No dinner for you tonight!
19:03:26 From Shelley Murphy : Hi to Melissa!!! Love the background
19:04:09 From Shelley Murphy : the old court house?
19:04:47 From Yvonne Demoskoff : what a loss…
19:04:58 From Cousin Russ : Sorry to hear that Dr Shelly. Hope your records are off site
19:04:59 From Shelley Murphy : So sorry to hear this?
19:05:29 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://www.facebook.com/melissa.barker.564/posts/10156140228335233
19:05:47 From Cousin Russ : https://www.facebook.com/melissa.barker.564/posts/10156140228335233
19:07:52 From Cousin Russ : Dr Shelly – hope what you are looking for in in the list
19:08:07 From Shelley Murphy : My grandmother was born in 1895, Viola Cureton.
19:08:27 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : Zoom returned a “failed to stream on Facebook” message I’ve tried again.
19:09:00 From Shelley Murphy : This is really sad.
19:09:00 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : failed again.
19:10:03 From Shelley Murphy : remember Megan’s $1,000 grant you can apply for
19:11:22 From Shelley Murphy : Wow, that is exciting!
19:12:56 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : Russ – Unable to start Facebook LIVE one last time. I’m giving up.
19:18:59 From Launa Droescher : Do we consider Certfied copy as good as orignal & delayed. I also have DD-214’s for 2 husbands.
19:20:53 From Launa Droescher : What about RR employee records?
19:27:05 From Yvonne Demoskoff : I have my brother’s journal of his trip to Costa Rica in the 1980s. Wonderful entries like “small earthquake today”.
19:30:53 From Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org : There are some documents that are very hard to obtain that, even though not original, I would be hesitant to destroy even when digitized. For example, my fathers and grandfathers military records.
19:36:44 From Gary.email@example.com : Do any of you remember how people used airmail paper… every bit of it!
19:40:27 From Shelley Murphy : oh how sweet…love the cards
19:40:38 From Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org : I have my grandfather’s Christmas cards from people at his office. They help tie together some of the relationships he had.
19:41:24 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Save holiday and birthday cards to put out later. It will be a visit from family.
19:42:28 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : save old letter and card envelopes for future DNA testing of flaps and stamps.
19:44:05 From Gary.email@example.com : Slides present a special problem with order. I recently finished digitizing 2,000 Kodachrome slides, which are the end of their lifespan (~60 years before they go “dark”). What a task…but so necessary.
19:44:24 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Take photo of pages. Dad has rearranged Mom’s photo album to reference his own memories.
19:44:28 From Yolanda Sander to All panelists : Would you scan the picture?
19:46:23 From pat Mickel to All panelists : Is there a synopsis of this webinar? Or can we view it later?
19:48:43 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : let
19:48:50 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : us do all comments next.
19:52:31 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : How would you label digital photos?
19:57:07 From Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org : Only in North America. Not in France. Need to use frame numbers etc.
19:58:31 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : http://dearmyrtle.com/blog2/index.php/blog/
20:01:07 From Cassandra Davis to All panelists : Thanks. Enjoyed Show. Helpful.
20:01:53 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://www.facebook.com/TheArchiveLady
20:02:29 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://abundantgenealogy.com/tag/the-archive-lady/
20:02:37 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/
20:02:41 From Maurene Fehling : Thank you for your presentation today.
20:02:47 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : http://theindepthgenealogist.com/going-in-depth/
20:02:59 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://familytreewebinars.com/intermediate_page.php?diply_nm=melissabarker
20:03:19 From Fräulein Schmidt to All panelists : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR41jOFxoDYzuEGOWgt2lxoXbJxOhXQkY
20:04:08 From Shelley Murphy : Thank you Melissa!!!
20:04:17 From Galaxy Tab E to All panelists : Thank you!!
20:04:39 From Shelley Murphy : thanks
20:05:17 From Gary.email@example.com : Take Care
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