You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation

Are you sitting on a pile of old family photographs and wondering what is the best way to preserve them? What about boxes of family vacation slides, photo negatives or home movies? As more and more Baby Boomers take on the task of organizing family history materials, we’re uncertain about the best way to preserve these memories. And an over-abundance of technology doesn’t help!

Join us Saturday, January 16 at 1:45 p.m. via Zoom for You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation presented by Thomas MacEntee.

Participants will learn the best ways to organize and preserve family photos including outsourcing as well as the DIY approach. Starting with quick and easy inventory and organizing tips, we’ll move on to creating a strategic plan to finally get this photo project done!

Presentation outline:

  • Creating a Photo Digitization and Preservation Plan
  • Taking Inventory, Sorting and Organizing Photos and Media
  • A Crucial Decision: Do-It-Yourself (DIY)? or Send It Out?
  • Tips for Outsourcing Digitization Projects
  • Tips for DIY Digitization Projects
  • Technology Review: What’s New and What’s a “Must Have”
  • Resource List

Don’t miss this opportunity to finally make sense of your collection of family photographs! We will send an email to our mailing list with a link to register for this free presentation sponsored by the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society.

Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community.

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