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Tips on collecting and preserving Black family history

Charles Weldon Wadelington

Tips on collecting and preserving Black family history

a guide for the beginner

by Charles Weldon Wadelington

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Published by North Carolina Afro-American Genealogical Society in Raliegh [sic], N.C. (P.O. Box 26785, Raleigh 27611-6785) .
Written in English

  • African Americans -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Charles Weldon Wadelington.
    GenreHandbooks, manuals, etc.
    ContributionsNorth Carolina Afro-American Genealogical Society.
    LC ClassificationsE185.86 .W33 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination11 leaves ;
    Number of Pages11
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2451426M
    LC Control Number87151422

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Tips on collecting and preserving Black family history by Charles Weldon Wadelington Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Last updated: December Pin this article for later. Maybe a relative sent you old letters, certificates, and family photographs and you are not sure what to do.

Maybe you’re wondering how to save your child’s pictures and other mementos. These simple tips will help you preserve your family papers and photographs for the next generation.

Preventing damage is the key to preserving your items. The shortest month of the year is coming to a close, and with it, the country’s yearly celebration of Black History presidential speeches have been declaimed, and the flurry of media inquiry into black achievements throughout American history is subsiding.

But the end of February need not ― and should not ― be the end of learning about the history of black : Claire Fallon. “Many people ask if there’s a template for such a book,” Barnes says.

“But each family history is so unique and the information takes different shapes and uses a different organizational plan.” Start by browsing the family history section at a genealogical library and noting what you do and don’t like about those books.

Family mementos such as birth and marriage certificates, report cards, old letters, family recipes, clothing items, and a lock of hair can also add interest to a family history scrapbook.

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Before moving on to the next step, you’ll need to create an organized structure for your family history book. One way to do this is to build a family timeline.

Use your photos and detail to pinpoint major event dates such as births, deaths, marriages, military service, etc. Using your timeline, you can organize your album chronologically. If you have done any family history research, such as looking for records on and or conducting interviews with older family members, you may have pondered writing about your genealogy research.

Here are 20. Preserving Black History, historian Susan Neill offered tips for preserving and storing the family heirloom.

she has pieced together some of her family's history from the collection. This book is a guide for gathering, adjusting, supplementing, and safely preserving family recipes and for interviewing relatives, collecting oral histories, and conducting kitchen visits to document family food traditions from the everyday to special s:   This is why my wife, Elizabeth, and I started our foundation, History Matters, and why I am so proud to be the first national spokesman of the American Library Association's National Preservation Week, April History comes alive when someone is able to not only read about the past, but is also able to visit the places, examine the artifacts, appreciate the images, and study the.

Karin D. Berry is a newspaper journalist and freelance writer who has been researching her Tips on collecting and preserving Black family history book history since Her articles, book reviews and op-ed articles have been published in Essence.

Whether you have letters or just one, they are important to your family history and add to your family story. Some you may have in your collection could include war letters.

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Old and recent newsletter clippings are also a nice addition. Again, try to keep the formatting consistent. Here. Here are five easy tips to help preserve and store those old documents and to make sure your family legacy lives on: Use inexpensive document safes (depending on the number of documents to protect) A4 (US letter size) document safes can run.

Dear Donia, How do I remove photos from black album pages, clippings from an old diary, and preserve newspapers. Dear Donia, Question 1: I have inherited a photo album, about 70 years old, with photos pasted onto black paper—the sort of black paper album that was once frequently used for photos.

Before I inherited the album, about 2/3 of the photos were removed. Furthermore the album was. As a book designer with a decade’s experience in creating family history books for clients, I must respectfully disagree with one suggestion you made: to save the digital files as compressed jpegs.

If someone ever wants to print or include a photo in a high-quality book, compressed jpegs just don’t look good enough. SummerVol. 47, No. 2 | Your Family Archives By Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler These much-loved books could use some attention.

Shelve your books so that volumes of approximately the same size are together and can support one another. Despite the popularity and convenience of e-books, many people own treasured books of the old-fashioned kind—paper leaves protected by covers.

The Belly Book is a family journal focused on the 9 months leading up to the arrival of your little one. One of the more popular pregnancy journals, The Belly Book has earned top-ratings from thousands of parents-to-be.

It moves through pregnancy week by week and provides a place to record weekly baby bump pictures, food cravings, and notes. Explore a collection of resources with information for preserving your family films.

Library of Congress - Preserving Your Family Treasures This comprehensive website gives detailed instructions and guidelines on topics such as collections care by item type, matting and framing, emergency preparedness and how to handle existing damage.

Family History. If you are at the point in your life where you want to print a Family History Book in order to share the story of your life with all family members and others, our books are a great way to organize all of this information.

UBuildABook is also a great way to preserve your memories. Old photos tend to yellow and get more and more brittle as time goes on and memories seem to fade.

Tips to Create Family History Books. It’s really important to create your book with your “customer” in mind: your family member who will be reading the book. So here are my top tips for making your book fascinating to your reader: #1. Convey an overall theme. Review all the available material that you have.

However it was assembled, your family photo album is fast becoming a rare family heirloom and well worth preserving for future generations.

Old photo albums were designed to accommodate the popular photo prints of the time: you'll find large Victorian parlour albums for 19th century cabinet cards and smaller horizontal snapshot albums for 20th.

Make a Family History Coloring Book. With the rise in adult coloring books, this is a project that family members of all ages can enjoy. Turn family photographs into black-and-white outlines that you can print out at home and include in your coloring book. You can use images of people, places or objects.

Get creative. One of the greatest joys of coin collecting is showing your collection to other coin collectors, family, and friends. Preserving these treasures is one of the greatest gifts we can give future generations. Coins are pieces of art that tell a story. Coins are history in your hands.

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Use the generation pedigree chart to plot your family tree. A helpful brochure provides a starting place for genealogical research and questions to ask in oral history interviews. File folders, envelopes and polypropylene sleeves provide safe storage and organization for photographs and important documents, such as letters and certificates.

Aug 4, - For the family history researcher, finding a stash of old family photographs can be a true genealogy jackpot. And while our first inclination might be to hang them right up on the wall for everyone to see - this may not be the best idea.

Here's how you should handle them. For the family history researcher, finding a st. Dear Donia, How can my library preserve and display historic postcards. Dear Donia, My public library has a collection of historic postcards.

A local resident was a member of one of those exchanges and received cards from people all over the country.

Currently they're just stored in a couple of wooden and cardboard boxes. We're slowly scanning them for the state digital archive, but how can. Dear Donia, How do I remove musty odors from old books.

Dear Donia, How do I remove musty odors from old books. Thanks, Marilyne A. Dear Marilyne, This is a great question and there are a few ways you can go about it. One option is to get some MicroChamber paper from Conservation Resources. This paper absorbs odors and traps them within the paper.

By interleaving your books every 30 pages. His other goal was to increase the visibility of black life and history, at a time when few newspapers, books, and universities took notice of the black community, except to dwell upon the negative. Ultimately Woodson believed Negro History Week—which became Black History Month in —would be a vehicle for racial transformation forever.

- Explore Ancestry Official's board "Genealogy Quotes", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about genealogy quotes, genealogy, family history quotes pins.

Be passionate about preserving your family history too So consider how important physical photos are to your family’s history. Organize them, labeling them and making them important. Sit down with your parents, grandparents and get your family history before it’s too late.

Keep the safe. The first option is to use baking soda. Put the purses in a clean plastic storage container with bowls of baking soda and then put the top on the container. Don't sprinkle the baking soda directly onto or into the purses. This process will take at least a year. Whether it is paintings on cave walls or writings chiseled in stone, mankind has been recording history since the beginning of time.

The ability to document history photographically is a more recent invention, however, beginning with the daguerreotype in Photographs provide a very important visual connection to our family physical characteristics, hairstyles.

Making sure they history books reflect a history as diverse as we are. For ABC news live I'm Devin Dwyer in Washington. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be % accurate.

A more expensive but more efficient (and gives overall better results in my experience) is MicroChamber paper. If you get some MicroChamber interleaving paper and place as many photos on each sheet as you can without overlapping making a stack as you go along you can put this stack in a plastic storage container with its lid on.

Change the paper out after one month and each month after that. As a door into the world of oral history, these pages give basic suggestions for collecting and preserving the valuable oral treasures around you, to enrich you and future generations.

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