Preservation for Genealogists (Webinar)
Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania invites you to join this presentation from the comfort of your own home.
This webinar celebrates Preservation Month by featuring tips for preserving photographs, documents and your family research.
- Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective
Maureen will provide details on caring for photographs in various formats. She is an internationally recognized expert on the intersection of history, genealogy, and photography. Maureen has been featured in top media outlets, including The View, Better Homes & Gardens, the Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, MSNBC, PBS Ancestors, Creative Memories’ Lasting Moments, and Dear Myrtle. Maureen is the author of a number of books and magazine articles, as well as a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine.
- Margaret Jerrido, Archives Consultant
Margaret was Head of the Urban Archives in the University Libraries at Temple University for many years. She has conducted workshops on how to preserve all formats of historical materials, leads discussion groups on forming archives, and arranged and participated in panels on how to conduct oral histories. During recent years she devised and presented a workshop entitled "Archives 101" that provides basic archival information to genealogy and church groups.
She has consulted for and with the keepers of historical materials of a number of organizations and churches such as Mother Bethel AME Church, St. Thomas Episcopal Church Enon Church, Briar Bush Nature Center and the City of Chester. She is a member of the Delaware Valley Archivists Group and the Mid-Atlantic Archives Conference. Margaret was the first Chair of the former group, and has been involved in the latter holding various offices and presented a number of papers on various aspects of collecting, preserving and maintaining historical records.
Margaret has contributed to or edited the Directory of African American Collections in Greater Philadelphia and Selected Suburban Areas, PACSCL Photograph Directory, The Encyclopedia of African American Cultural and History, Black Women in American: an historical encyclopedia and the Handbook of American Women's History. She received her BA in history from Temple University and a MLS from Drexel University.
Shamele Jordon will be the moderator for the evening presentations, and if you've ever wondered how your research will survive after you are gone, Shamele will also provide tips on a variety of ways to preserve your research.
Shamele Jordon, is a genealogical researcher, lecturer, and podcaster (Genealogy On Demand). Her biographical highlights include: researcher for the PBS series Oprah’s Roots: An African American Lives Special and African American Lives II; former president of the African American Genealogy Group in Philadelphia, PA., faculty at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Birmingham, AL., workshop volunteer at the Family History Center in Cherry Hill, NJ, board member of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.
The audience will have time to ask questions after the presentations.
When & Where
The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
Founded in 1892 as a non-profit organization, the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP) was among the first in the United States to recognize the value of collecting and preserving the vital and personal records of those ancestors whose lives now comprise our American History. GSP is committed to preserving and publishing heretofore unpublished primary sources. The continuing dedication to this service enables the Society to make an increasingly significant contribution to the cultural life of our city, state, and indeed the whole country.