3 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Accomplish Through Family History

New Year’s Resolutions–some love the opportunity to start fresh, set goals, and try new things in the new year. Others despise them because they feel resolutions never work. However, I think the key to success is having support and accountability. This year, I have a few personal resolutions. I want to read more & watchContinue reading “3 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Accomplish Through Family History”

Perspectives on World War I

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. Also called the Great War. World War I was one of the most deadly wars in history. Casualties mounted higher because of new technology and industrial progress not to mention trench warfare which was grueling, slow, and deadly. Touted as the war toContinue reading “Perspectives on World War I”

Organize Your Family Archives (Like Monica Geller): Step 3

Step 1: Start. Step 2: Keep sorting and do your research. Step 3: Make some storage decisions. Now that you have sorted your collection, done your research to decide where each item should go, and assessed the size and condition of your collection, you are ready to decide how you want to store it. Album,Continue reading “Organize Your Family Archives (Like Monica Geller): Step 3”

Organize Your Family Archive Like Monica Geller: Step 2

Step 1: Start – Prepare your space and dive in to the sorting. Step 2: Keep Sorting and Start Researching So you’ve started trying to sort through your family photos, but may have been overwhelmed by the sheer number you have, or how many you weren’t sure about either the date, the people pictured, orContinue reading “Organize Your Family Archive Like Monica Geller: Step 2”

Organize Your Family Archive Like Monica Geller: Step 1

So you want to get your family photos and other archives in order but you aren’t sure where to start. Dig deep and harness your inner Monica Geller! Yes, that Monica Geller, from the 90’s hit sitcom Friends. Step 1: Start. Easier said than done, but to get started you have to dive in. ButContinue reading “Organize Your Family Archive Like Monica Geller: Step 1”

15 Social Media Tips for Museums and Historic Sites

In my current role as archivist and media assistant for a private company I’ve picked up a few social media tips that can be applied to history museums, historic sites, and other institutions wanting to post historical content to social media platforms. Some of these tips are also informed by my time managing social mediaContinue reading “15 Social Media Tips for Museums and Historic Sites”

Thesis Drafts, Archives, and Conferences – Updates

Since my last post, I’ve been busy at work on my thesis, continuing my work in University Archives, starting a new archivist job, and preparing to attend a couple of conferences in the spring. First up, my thesis. I have officially drafted a complete thesis, from introduction through conclusion. I am now officially in the revision process,Continue reading “Thesis Drafts, Archives, and Conferences – Updates”