Now on our YouTube channel - my RootsTech 2019 presentation “From Mountains to Megabytes—Organizing and Archiving Your Stuff.” (audio of presentation with slides added).
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Being a “family historian” can be a blessing—and a curse. Has your dining room table been permanently highjacked? Do you have boxes of family history STUFF: old genealogy charts in binders, letters, photos, memorabilia, maybe even great-Grandma’s wedding dress, stacked in your basement? Have your family members given you more boxes of stuff because they know you may be the only one in the family who is interested and/or knows what to do with it? Are you afraid that if something happens to you, the next generation will chuck it in the trash?! The overwhelming weight of this responsibility can cause real stress in the lives of those who care about preserving history. It is an increasing problem as the baby boomer generation ages.
Here are links to other presentations and blog posts mentioned in the presentation: