Legacy & Artifacts
We need to make sure we document and preserve those heirlooms we have inherited so that they can tell the story of our ancestor's lives long after we are gone.
- Celebrating the Family -- The MyFamily.com Guide to
Understanding Your Family History. By the editors of
MyFamily.com. Friedman/Fairfax, 2002. An introduction to nine
areas of family history, including photography safeguards and
preservation, scrapbooking, interviewing, researching and
writing a family history, communicating with family, and
- The Collections of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Online. Colonial Williamsburg's collections encompass
more than 60,000 examples of fine, decorative, mechanical, and
folk art. Included are American, British, and Continental
ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, costumes, tools, firearms,
numismatics, metals, prints, maps and drawings from the
seventeenth, eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, as well
as outstanding examples of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and
twentieth-century American folk art.
- Fleming, Ann Carter. The Organized Family Historian: How
to File, Manage, and Protect Your Genealogical Research and
Heirlooms. Nashville, Tennessee: Rutledge Hill Press, 2004.
- Kansas State Historical
- Kim, Kennis. Conserving, Preserving, and Restoring Your
Heritage. Toronto, Ontario: Dundurn Press, 2010. This book
contains twelve chapters, each treating a different artifact
class. Chapters start with an overview, followed by preservation
concerns, including conservation, storage, display, and when to
call a conservator.
- Library of Congress. The
Care and Handling of Books.
- Library of Congress. The
Care, Handling and Storage of Motion Picture Film.
- Maran Graphics. Maran Illustrated: Knitting & Crocheting.
Thomson Course Technology PTR, 2005.
- Matthews, Tony. Memory Trees -- Family Trees for the
Scrapbooker. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 2003, 2004
- Minnesota Historical Society.
Preserving family history.
- Northwest Document
Conservation Center. Conservation Treatment for Works of Art
and Unbound Artifacts on Paper by Mary Todd Glaser.
Scrapbook Preservation Society.
- Taylor, Maureen. Scrapbooking Your Family History.
Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2003.
- Thomson, George. The Illuminated Lettering Kit,
Materials, Techniques, and Projects for Decorative Calligraphy.
Chronicle Books, 2004.
- War Letters. The
Legacy Project preserves soldiers' letters from wars historical
- Wulf, Loretta. "Delving into Your Family History Through
Antique Furniture." Everton's Genealogical Helper 59:2
(March/April 2005) pages 25-29.
- Zimmerman, Bill. My Memory Quilt: A Family History Pack. Chronicle Books, 2004. Includes 24 paper quilt squares to help you get started.