Discussion: Scrapbooks – A Genealogist Gold Mine!
Scrapbooks are one of my favorite record sources that I love to access and do research in and also to process as an archivist. Scrapbooks are like time capsules, they contain just about anything and until you “open them up”, you don’t know what is in them. This presentation is going to talk about the different kinds of scrapbooks and how to access them.
Types of Scrapbooks
How to Preserve Scrapbooks
How to Find Scrapbooks in Archives
Genealogy Gems Found in Scrapbooks
Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is affectionally known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches, and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual presentations across the United States and other countries for any historical or genealogical group. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known published book reviewer. She writes a bi-weekly advice column entitled The Archive Lady published at Genealogy Bargains. She writes history pieces for her local newspaper, The Houston County Herald, called From the Archives. She has been a Professional Genealogist for the past 16 years with expertise in Tennessee records and she is currently taking research clients. She has been researching her own family history for the past 30 years.