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Organization Tips

Written on May 16th 2017.

Organizing Your Collection

The thought of having to go through a box or boxes of stuff to see what is there and having to organize it may be what keeps most folks from even opening their family records to see what is inside.

Organizing your records gives them a permanent structure that makes t… read more


Interesting Things in those Boxes

Written on March 28th 2017.

You find interesting things in those boxes you’ve been shuffling around for years.

This is a V-Mail to my father from his father dated March 28, 1943. My father was an NROTC student in New Orleans and my grandfather was on active duty in New Zealand.

Think about it. They couldn’t simply pick u… read more


Our First Full Year

Written on December 30th 2016.

An interesting year 2016 to say the least: The presidential election. Russia. Brexit. The Olympics. Terrorism. Syria and especially Aleppo. Deflategate. Chicago Cubs. Castro. Standing Rock. The Supreme Court. Zika. Mother Nature. Turkey. Police. Flint. Wells Fargo. EpiPen. Hmmm, what did I leave out… read more


Your Family Bible

Written on August 15th 2016.

A woman from Lawrenceville GA bought an old leather-bound bible from an antiques dealer. She kept it for a number of years before being inspired recently to track down the family. She used social media and mustered history buffs and genealogists and within a short time had found and verified a desce… read more


Cursive as a Secret Code?

Written on June 24th 2016.

Cursive will become a secret code if young people in grade school are not taught to use it.

Last week we were working on our church archives and were looking at some of the documents dating back to the mid-19th century. One folder contained receipts for materials used in construction of the churc… read more


Don't Throw It Out

Written on May 6th 2016.

Your name may not be Vanderbilt, but your collection is important. Don’t throw it out!

Family documents and images give shape to our lives and reflect who we are: personalities, interests, values, activities and relationships. They give us a snapshot of how our forebears lived and what was impor… read more

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