Family History Today: Personal Archiving 101 – Preserving your Digital Memories

Date/Time
Date(s) - Dec 11, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Center for Jewish History

Region
Manhattan

Category(ies)

VHS? Floppy disks? Vacation photographs? Everyone has digital materials that hold personal meaning and tell stories about their lives. Join archivist Maggie Schreiner for a personal digital archiving workshop and learn how to care for and preserve your digital memories! Master the basics of digitizing and caring for your collections of documents, photos, and audiovisual materials. Learn about file formats and storage, straightforward tools and techniques, and common risks and dangers (and how to avoid them!).

About the Speaker: Maggie Schreiner is the Manager of Archives and Special Collections at the Brooklyn Historical Society. She has previously held positions at New York University and the Queens Memory program at Queens Library, where she first began teaching about personal digital archiving. Maggie holds an MA in Archives and Public History from New York University.

Tickets: archiving.bpt.me or 800-838-3006 ($10 general admission; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner members, seniors, and students)

An ASL interpreter may be made available if requested in advance.

This program is presented by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.