Planning a Future for Your Family's Past: How to Organize Your Genealogy Materials, Make Decisions about Your Collection & Pass What You Know to Future Generations
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Author: Marian Burk Wood
2016, paperback, 97 pages
Keep your family history alive for future generations! Old photos, genealogical documents, ancestors' stories, and artifacts are vital to understanding your family's past--and they belong to your family's future. This concise step-by-step guide will show you how to organize and pass your genealogy collection and family history to the next generation. Follow the PASS Process: (1) Prepare by organizing materials, (2) Allocate ownership, (3) Set up a genealogical "will," (4) Share with heirs. Whether you're new to genealogy or have years of experience, you'll find practical ideas and learn how to: sort your genealogy collection into logical categories . . . safely store and label your materials . . . inventory and index for new insights . . . decide what to keep and what to give away . . . write instructions for your collection's future . . . and bring family history alive now. Includes sample forms and links to online resources to help you put a personalized PASS plan into action.