Laura Ploenzke gives the Do’s and Don’ts for your family archives.
Laura Ploenzke, Adult Services Librarian, keeps history alive by preserving local photos, artifacts, and a large genealogy collection in Avon Lake, Ohio.
What do we do with pictures, old movies, birth certificates, or the family bible?
Have you already done the work once by converting old movies onto VHS tapes, floppy disks, or some other type of media?
Now everything needs to be converted to digital. Laura tells us how to do it and to do it for FREE.
Laura relates what happens when a family history collection isn’t taken care of properly – a WWII journal that ended up in a $5 box in an estate sale and a poorly preserved fur coat that was willed to an animal activist. She says it’s important to think ahead and preplan for where it goes when we’re gone.
Watch as Laura teaches the simplest Do’s and Don’ts for preserving photos, documents, family treasures, or heirlooms. She also addresses what to do you if you don’t think anyone is interested in your archives.
You will love Laura Ploenzke and her valuable suggestions for researching and preserving the past. Her ageless advice near the end is priceless, as well.
And if you want additional info on what you should keep or toss, watch Mike Ivan talk about whether or not you should use Mom’s good china!
Big THANK YOU to The Normandy Senior Living for making this episode of Aging Gracefully TV possible!
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