Ask the Archivist

Share via Tweet ASK THE ARCHIVIST is real questions from regular family archivists just like you. Would you like to see your question here? Email me. Hi Sally, I happened to find your interesting blog by just poking around on the Internet. My question doesn’t fit neatly into one of the broader topics. Within the […]

In my last post, I argued that item level description can be like accidentally ending up on a freight train to crazytown —¬† especially if your family archive is BIG and it includes boxes n’ boxes n’ boxes of historic treasures. This is also true if you’ve been left with an alarming number of unidentified […]

Background: I asked my email list subscribers and readers to tell me about their greatest information need with regard to family photos. There were lots of choices, but two rose to the top. Of the two, “How to Organize Photos Like An Archivist” was the winner. ———————————————————————- Level of Description: What Does That Mean? Most […]

Genealogists and family historians have swapped ancestor photos for as long as photography has been around. These days, it’s easier than ever to scan and share photos. But what can you do if your cousin sends you scans that look terrible? Becca has that problem, and she turned to The Practical Archivist for help. Hi […]