Shades Of The Departed


A Monthly - Weekend With Shades - Column

Meet Saving Face

As both an archivist and a family historian, I have been witness many times to the gap in understanding that exists between genealogists and librarians/archivists over exactly what it is that the other group does.

This can run the gamut from archivist's negative stereotypes of genealogists as little old ladies in glasses who don't know what they're doing, to family historian's simple confusion when faced with an archival finding aid.

I also know there are a lot of archivist secrets family historians always want to know about things like preservation, storage and the art of folder labeling. For a long time, I've wanted to lend a voice to the conversation and some clarity to the confusion -- a chance that our dear footnoteMaven has now given me as a member of the Weekend with Shades team!

Start getting your archival questions ready, because I'm looking forward to answering them!

Bring your questions to Shades Saturday, March 21, for the first
Saving Face
"Archives for the Rest of Us"


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