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BOOK - Conserving, Preserving, and Restoring Your Heritage
By Kennis Kim
Published by OGS/Dundurn, Toronto, 2010

History surrounds us, in museums, in our community and in our homes. Whether objects were bought, found or inherited, these artefacts offer glimpses into the past- a time, place, event or person we wish to remember and share with the future. As custodians of pieces of our history, we are faced with how to maintain these items. Our family history may be held in documents, photographs, books, clothing or textiles, sometimes complete collections of items such as coins, trading cards or stamps. Once you’ve determined what you have, it’s time to decide how you’ll care for these things.

Topics discussed include:
  • Creating an accession list
  • What are conservation, restoration and preservation?
  • Deciding on display, storage or using the artifact
  • Common threats, such as light, humidity, insects and rodents
  • When to call in a professional
Here’s all you need to determine what you can do yourself to preserve your precious things for future generations.

Book details:
  • 171 Pages
  • 5.5 X 8.5"
  • Softcover (perfect bound)
  • Glossary
  • Appendices
  • Illustrations
  • Published by OGS/Dundurn, Toronto, 2010

  • ISBN 978-1-55488-462-9 (softcover)


Softcover......$19.99
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CONSERVATION AID - Preserving Family Archives
By Kyla Ubbink
Published by Kyla Ubbink, Ottawa, 2014
Professional archival conservator Kyla Ubink has created this handy and durable reference sheet for those seeking to preserve and store their family archives materials. She shares much accurate and valuable information in just 4 pages! From identifying what causes damage and deterioration to how to combat it, Ms. Ubbink discusses safe storage methods for a wide variety of materials including documents, photos, textiles, physical objects and more. Also covered is how to respond to and overcome mould and pest infestations as well as other disasters. Because this resource will be referred to often, it is laminated for long life under frequent handling.
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RESEARCHERS' AID:    Organize it - Systematic, Safe, Accessible. Organization Tips for Genealogists
By Jane L. Down
Published by Jane L. Down, Ottawa, 2012
It can be more challenging to organize and safely store paper records, photographs, digital records and artifacts than it is to obtain them in the first place. Jane Down shares valuable tips on document and keepsake organization and preservation in this handy 4 page laminated quick reference guide for genealogists. A complete list of included topics can be found in 'More information'
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BOOK - Conserving, Preserving, and Restoring Your Heritage
By Kennis Kim
Published by Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto
History surrounds us, in museums, in our community and in our homes. Whether objects were bought, found or inherited, these artefacts offer glimpses into the past- a time, place, event or person we wish to remember and share with the future. As custodians of pieces of our history, we are faced with how to maintain these items. Our family history may be held in documents, photographs, books, clothing or textiles, sometimes complete collections of items such as coins, trading cards or stamps. Once you’ve determined what you have, it’s time to decide how you’ll care for these things.
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BOOK - Photo Organizing Practices: Daguerreotypes to Digital
By Maureen Taylor
Published by Published by Picture Perfect Press, Charleston, 2014
Do you have a pile of old family photographs collecting dust that you don’t know what to do with? Do you want to preserve the pictures in an organized manner, but you don’t know how? Maureen Taylor, “The Photo Detective” and author of Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900 and Hairstyles 1840-1900 explains the process of organizing and storing your photos to preserve them for generations to come. Photo Organizing Practices: Daguerreotypes to Digital will supply you with the tools you need to put your precious family photo collection in order. Creating an organizational system for your family treasures is easier than you think. This book will show you how. ISBN 978-0984845-09-5    More information
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BOOK - Preserving Your Family Photographs
By Maureen A. Taylor
Published by Picture Perfect Press, USA, 2010
Organize and display your precious family photographs so that friends and loved ones can enjoy them for years to come! Maureen A. Taylor provides all the information you need to care for your family photograph collection. She outlines in straightforward steps how to add value to your home collection by using the methods that conservators and photo curators use every day. Each chapter ends by providing answers to a series of frequently asked questions. You’ll also find special appendices for sources of family photographs, along with important addresses for conservators, magazines, suppliers, societies, organizations, restoration services, archival storage facilities, Web sites and more. Don’t put off doing today what may be too late to do tomorrow. Preserve your family photographs now—and capture memories that will last a lifetime.
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BOOK - Tracing Your Ancestors Through Family Photographs: A Complete Guide for Family & Local Historians
By Jayne Shrimpton
Published by Pen & Sword, Barnsley UK, 2014
Jayne Shrimpton's complete guide to dating, analysing and understanding family photographs is essential reading and reference for anyone undertaking genealogical and local history research. Using over 150 old photographs as examples, she shows how such images can give a direct insight into the past and into the lives of the individuals who are portrayed in them. Almost every family and local historian works with photographs, but often the fascinating historical and personal information that can be gained from them is not fully understood. They are one of the most vivid and memorable ways into the past. This concise but comprehensive guide describes the various types of photograph and explains how they can be dated. It analyses what the clothes and style of dress can tell us about the people in the photographs, their circumstances and background. Sections look at photographs of special occasions - baptisms, weddings, funerals - and at photographs taken in wartime, on holiday and at work. There is advice on how to identify the individuals shown and how to find more family photographs through personal connections, archives and the internet - and how to preserve them for future generations. Jayne Shrimpton's handbook is an authoritative, accessible guide to old photographs that no family or local historian can be without.
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BOOK - Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900
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Maureen A. Taylor, expert in historical photography, and author of authoritive books on identifying dates, people and places in old photographs, has turned her attention to headwear in Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900. Throughout history, hats have been a prevalent part of life. Sometimes they served a very practical function and sometimes had only a fashionable purpose. Between 1840 and 1900 hats were worn by nearly everyone on a daily basis. Examining the hats, bonnets, and other toppers in pictures of one’s ancestors can surprising information about the individual. Taylor helps unlock these fashionable mysteries through the information provided in this guide.
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BOOK - Fashionable Folks: Hairstyles 1840-1900
By Maureen A. Taylor
Published by Picture Perfect Press, USA, 2009
Using the clues from Maureen Taylor, you can learn a surprising amount about your ancestors by studying their portraits. How they wore their locks for the photographer — whether straight or curled, clean shaven or fringed, oiled or bewigged — will tell you a lot about them. Maureen Taylor’s tips for “reading” the clues of clothing and hairstyles will help you discover when those pictures were taken, how old the subjects were at the time, and how wealthy they were. Hairstyles can even tell us a great deal about their personalities: Were they conservative or up on the latest trends? Who were their heroes and role models? What was their relationship to each other. This book is particularly useful to genealogists, social and personal historians, costume designers and hairstylists.
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BOOK - Help! I've Inherited an Attic Full of History - Revised Edition
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This practical book was written especially for people who willingly or unwillingly find themselves as the custodians of a portion of history, be it their families' history, or the history of a business, an institution, or a club. Douglas skillfully conducts the reader through the steps they must take to gain physical control over a variety of material which comes into their hands, advising how to evaluate it, and whether to maintain or dispose of it. She covers simple conservation proceedures and the maintenance of the materials which have been retained for their sentimental and historical value.
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