Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SDGS Program Meeting on Saturday, 8 March Features Denise Levenick

The San Diego Genealogical Society program meeting is this Saturday, 8 March, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in San Diego (8350 Lake Murray Blvd., near Jackson Drive).  

Denise Levenick will make two presentations:

*  The Paper-Less Genealogist 
*  Caring for Family Keepsakes: Top Ten Family Treasures

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, and author of the new book How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records (Family Tree Books, 2012).

In every family, someone ends up with “the stuff.” Denise inherited her first family archive from her grandmother – a trunk filled with photos, letters, documents, and lots of “miscellaneous stuff” and is now the caretaker of several family collections. She has adapted professional archival techniques to the family archive situation and shares her experiences at her website, and in her new book. 

Denise is a frequent contributor to family history magazines and online publications, and a presenter for webinars and workshops. She is a former high school English and Journalism teacher, and holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature.

Her current projects include producing a reproduction edition of her great-aunt’s family genealogy, transcribing over 300 letters in her grandmother’s collection, and researching the house histories of early settlers in a New York hamlet.

How to Archive Family Keepsakes helps family historians use professional archival techniques with their own family treasures. Numerous charts and checklists and Denise’s practical guidance offer step-by-step advice for organizing, preserving, and digitizing heirlooms, and genealogy research.

Denise is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Southern California Genealogical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and The Phi Beta Kappa Society. She heads the grant committee for the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant founded in 2010 to assist young genealogists seeking to advance their genealogical education. She lives in Pasadena, California.

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