Planning a Future for Your Family's Past

Planning a Future for Your Family's Past

By: Marian Burk Wood

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Keep your family history alive for future generations! Old photos, genealogical documents, ancestors' stories, and artifacts are vital to understanding your family’s past, and they belong to your family’s future. This concise step-by-step guide will help you organize and pass your genealogy collection and family history to the next generation. Follow the PASS Process: (1) Prepare by organizing materials, (2) Allocate ownership, (3) Set up a genealogical “will,” (4) Share with heirs. Whether you’re new to genealogy or have years of experience, you’ll find practical ideas and learn how to: sort your genealogy collection into logical categories . . . safely store and label your materials . . . inventory and index for new insights . . . decide what to keep and what to give away . . . write instructions for your collection’s future . . . and bring family history alive now. Includes sample forms and links to online resources to help you put a personalized PASS plan into action. 98 pages, indexed.


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Keep your family history alive for future generations Old photos, genealogical documents, ancestors' stories, and artifacts are vital to understanding your family's past, and they belong to your family's future. This concise step-by-step guide will help you organize and pass your genealogy collection and family history to the next generation. Follow the PASS Process: (1) Prepare by organizing materials, (2) Allocate ownership, (3) Set up a genealogical "will," (4) Share with heirs. Whether you're new to genealogy or have years of experience, you'll find practical ideas and learn how to: sort your genealogy collection into logical categories . . . safely store and label your materials . . . inventory and index for new insights . . . decide what to keep and what to give away . . . write instructions for your collection's future . . . and bring family history alive now. Includes sample forms and links to online resources to help you put a personalized PASS plan into action. Reviewed by genealogy blogger Anna Mathews: "Each chapter in Marian's book is filled with great tips from her many years of experience in taking these steps herself. She shares many resources and stories along the way, showing us by example that organizing isn't taking away precious time from research, it can actually help us in our research, leading to discoveries we might not otherwise make." Reviewed by genealogy blogger Wendy Mathias: "Marian provides a PROCESS for making sure our years of hard work and treasures from our ancestors don't end up in a landfill. I emphasize PROCESS because the book is not a collection of handy-dandy tips and tricks. With what Marian calls 'the PASS system, ' the overwhelming job of getting our 'stuff' ready to pass on is made logical and manageable."

Title: Planning a Future for Your Family's Past

Author Name: Marian Burk Wood

Categories: Reference, Professional Genealogy,

Publisher: CREATESPACE:

ISBN Number: 1539124428

ISBN Number 13: 9781539124429

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: mcr1826

Keywords: Genealogy, organization, reference, guidebook, ,