Organizing (and Staying Sane with) Your Family Archives

Fri, Mar 15, 2019 @ 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Tickets: Free with RSVP, advanced RSVP required. Click here to register!


Location: This event will take place on the 2nd floor of 70 Mulberry Street at MOCA's Collections.


There are as many ways to organize archival information as ancestors in our family tree— and most find that they improve their methods as their records grow. Michelle D. Novak will
explore organizational methods for digitizing, naming, and organizing your paper and digital files, discuss common technology pitfalls to avoid, and present ideas on to help your research live beyond today’s technology. We’ll draw inspiration from the past, set up common-sense systems, protect against "a matter of when" disasters, and find inspiring ways to share research with your family.


About the Presenter

Michelle D. Novak is a brand-designer, genealogist, and teacher. She is a Trustee of GSNJ, GSBC, and Editor of the GSBC’s award-winning newsletter, "The Archivist."


Tickets: Free with RSVP, advanced RSVP required. Click here to register!


This workshop is part of MOCA's Preserving Family Heritage Workshop Series. Led by museum and archives professionals, these workshops will teach you expert techniques for preserving your heirlooms. Each workshop includes a presentation, demonstration, and opportunities for hands-on learning.


Don’t forget to make an appointment with the MOCA Collections team to digitize your family photos, paper documents, and/or 2-D mementos 11" x 17" or smaller. Click here for more information.