Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Family Curator: Blog Book Tour Visits Myrt!

You've heard about The Family Curator's Blog Book Tour, mentioned earlier this month in my post Great way to raise funds for student participation. Well, today, Denise Levenick comes to visit DearMYRTLE's Blog in the form of this video interview.  Be sure to scroll down for info about the free copy of the "Genealogy Codicil" from Denise's book.

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The interview was too big to place on YouTube. Ol' Myrt here didn't want you to miss a minute of our conversation.

Congrats to Denise on her book!
Denise May Levenick is a writer, researcher, and speaker with a passion for preserving and sharing family treasures of all kinds. She is the creator of the award-winning family history blog, The Family Curator and author of the new book How to Archive Family Keepsakes (Family Tree Books, 2012).

As you can tell from the interview, Denise's book has some great ideas for handling these tough challenges:

  • What can we do if it seems that no one in the family wants to inherit our research notebooks and files?
  • Suggestions to make plans for our blogs and  email and social media accounts if we are no longer able to manage them ourselves.
Here's the link to obtain your free copy of the "Genealogy Codicil" Denise talks about during the interview: http://www.thefamilycurator.com/dearmyrtle Note: This link will only be valid for a few weeks from the date of publication of this blog post, so be sure and obtain your copy ASAP.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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  1. Thanks for the interview, Myrtle! I will have to purchase this book. I need to think about the things I have inherited and preserve them better. I like the codicil, but I hope that one of my girls will want to take over my family collection. (My sons aren't married.)

  2. Thank you, Myrt, for inviting me to share some tips from my new book. Good luck to your readers in the Book Tour Giveaway for a free copy of the book or Family History Archive Kit.

  3. Great advice on the video! It has made me start considering who might be interested in taking over my research materials someday and what condition I want have them in before they are passed along.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing you interview! I also appreciate the free "Genealogy Codicil". I really need to think about what will happen to all my "stuff"!

  5. Thank you for the codicil. It really gets you thinking about how you want to preserve all your "stuff."

  6. Don't we all wish we had a ready-and-willing descendant all set to inherit our research? But it's encouraging to note that old "stuff" seems to become more interesting as people get older themselves. I still have hope for my sons!

    Thanks for joining us on the Blog Book Tour.

    ~ Denise

  7. Right now my kids are not interested in my genealogy but I am hoping as they get older they will become interested. One can only hope!

  8. I love the idea of the Family Curator's Blog Book Tour. I'm also so pleased with the student scholarship to help aspiring genealogy students. As a retired history teacher, I'm always happy that young people are interested in that subject! Thanks, Myrt, for sharing this interview.

    1. Carla, Ol' Myrt here agrees! Denise has come up with a creative way to promote her book, and draw members of the online genealogy community together. That there is the student scholarship angle is even better!

  9. Even though I MAY have a couple of ready-and-willing descendants (cousins once removed!), the idea of a "Genealogy Codicil" is much better. Thank you for this idea and sharing, Denise and Myrt! I'm spending this year packing stuff into photo and document acid-free archive boxes, and I'm going to ask ACPL and SCHS to take some print-outs from Ancestry into their archives (hope that works!), as well as many old hand-written letters.

    I'm convinced that if I just can finalize a system and a plan, no one else will have to be stuck with the giant research and sorting job that I have been doing. Of course, generations keep "begetting," and there will always be more discoveries to be made!

    1. @Mariann, I think you are right about avoiding the "giant research and sorting job" as that's enough to make our descendants run in the other directon as fast as their legs will carry them.

      Good luck with your sorting!
      Myrt :)