Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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It is free and open to the public. Direct link and password to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time.

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Organizing and Preserving Your Home Archives  

Tuesday, January 26th
12:30 p.m. 


Recording is now available.

Our homes are often treasures of documents, memorabilia, and other essential family heirlooms. Photographs, diaries, recipe cards, letters, books, and other items with sentimental value are imperative to preserve and organize to ensure their protection for future generations. Join New York State Archivist Tom Ruller and NYG&B President D. Joshua Taylor as they explore best practices for maintaining your home archives, including identifying materials to preserve, organizing objects and papers, and steps to ensure your collections remain an integral part of your family’s story.

About The speakers


 D. Joshua Taylor, President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher. Joshua is deeply passionate about family history, is a frequent speaker at family history events across the globe, and hosts the popular PBS series, Genealogy Roadshow.


Thomas J. Ruller is the State Archivist of New York, a position he has held since 2015.  Tom began his career with the State Archives as a Senior Archivist in 1988.  Most recently, Tom served as the Director of Operations for the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department from 2007 to 2015.  Tom has been an active professional and is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and reviews on the use of technology in Archives and the preservation of records in electronic form.   He has been a consultant for several State governments and other organizations focusing on electronic records management and preservation.  Tom also served as the Deputy City Historian in his hometown of Gloversville, NY in Fulton County.

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A direct link and password to digital meeting space will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time. Contact aptrust@nysed.gov with questions or in need of assistance.


Organizing and Preserving Your Home Archives 


Organizing and Preserving Your Home Archives 


Organizing and Preserving Your Home Archives 


Organizing and Preserving Your Home Archives