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Daily from April 24, 2016 until April 30, 2016
Location: Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza
To celebrate the American Library Association’s annual Preservation Week, The Genealogy Center is bringing
you a week full of opportunities to learn how to care for your family treasures. Classes include:
USING THE MAKER LAB TO PRESERVE FAMILY HISTORY
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016, 1:00PM, MEETING ROOM A & MAKER LAB - SARA ALLEN
Learn how ACPL’s Maker Lab can be used to preserve your family history. Join us as we tour the Maker Lab and learn
how to convert family wedding videos to DVD; transfer family vacation slides to digital files; make 3-D replicas of
family memorabilia, sports and company logos, and more. Space is limited. Call or email to reserve spot.
YOUR HOME MUSEUM: WEBSITES TO AID IN THE PRESERVATION OF PERSONAL MEMORABILIA
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016 - 6:30PM - DISCOVERY CENTER - DELIA BOURNE
Most of us have personal items we wish to preserve, either for monetary or intrinsic value. Such personal heirlooms
can be jewelry and silver, vinyl record albums, collectible cards, art and much more. This session will introduce a
number of websites that can provide guidance in the care and conservation of personal memorabilia.
BEYOND THE FAMILY BIBLE: USING HEIRLOOMS IN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016 - 2:30PM - DISCOVERY CENTER - JOHN BEATTY
This session will discuss how to analyze a variety of inherited items - books, textiles, photographs, jewelry, paintings -
and how they can aid in doing genealogical research. Often there are clues imbedded in such items that researchers
can use to their advantage if they know where and how to look. The talk will also discuss a variety of printed sources
for heirloom evaluation and mention some ways of preserving them.
PRESERVING FAMILY DOCUMENTS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016 - 6:30PM - DISCOVERY CENTER - TAMARA HEMMERLEIN
Family records are an invaluable source of information. Caring for them can be a challenge for any family historian.
Learn simple, effective techniques for preserving family documents while still keeping them accessible for research.
Tamara Hemmerlein is currently Director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016 - 2:30PM - DISCOVERY CENTER - KAY SPEARS
Join us for a short scanning demonstration. So, you finally have that scanner and you’re itching to start preserving
your family photographs but you don’t know where to begin. This program will be a short demonstration on how to
get started with your scanning project. Attendees are invited to bring their photos and a USB drive for this demonstration.
PRESERVING PRECIOUS PAPER: CONSERVATION TECHNIQUES FOR PAPER MATERIALS
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 10:00AM - DISCOVERY CENTER - ALLISON SINGLETON
As genealogists, we have a large amount of historic family documents. Learn how to safely repair tears, properly
store, and care for your paper materials in this session. No supplies are needed.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016, 10:00AM - DISCOVERY CENTER - CURT WITCHER
Come see what our new Life Stories Center is all about and learn some of best practices for interviewing family,
friends and community members!
To register call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info for these FREE events.
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