Preserving Your Family’s History

Ever wonder what to do with all of the family photos, memorabilia, and other family treasures that you inherited? Join us at the Top of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00 pm to hear a program on “Preserving Your Family’s History.” The program will be presented by Jan Davis, the Head of the Archives and Records Management Division at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, which is located in Oklahoma City.

Davis will discuss organizing the family history “stuff” that you inherited or accumulated, how to protect keepsakes, deciding what to let go, and digitizing important family history photographs and documents. Attendees will receive the book “How to Archive Family Keepsakes,” written by Denise Levenick, author of the blog, The Family Curator.

Davis will also provide an overview of the records in the State Archives that will be of interest to genealogists and historians. She will demonstrate how to access some of the records online at the agency’s Digital Prairie website, which includes documents, photographs, state publications, reports, pamphlets, posters, and an author database. She will also outline the current projects in the Archives, which include digitizing hundreds of court files from Indian Territory, near Vinita.

The program is sponsored by the Blackwell Public Library and the Top of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum. The museum is located at 303 South Main Street. There is no charge to attend.

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