Special Interest Groups meet at 9:30 a.m.
Annual Meeting at 10:30 a.m. PDT to elect new officers
Speaker at 11:00 a.m. PDT
Speaker: Marian Burk Wood – "Planning a Future for Your Family's Past"
Ancestors' photos, stories, documents, and heirlooms are part of your family's past, and they deserve to be protected to share with future generations. Even if you have no obvious heirs for your genealogy collection, this presentation will offer ideas for paths forward. Learn about the PASS process for organizing and storing family history materials with today and tomorrow in mind; curating your collection to keep key items while finding new homes for other items; writing a "genealogical will" to safeguard your collection for the future; and sharing your family's history now, before joining your ancestors.
Marian Burk Wood is the author of the Amazon best-selling genealogy book Planning a Future for Your Family's Past. An experienced genealogy speaker, she has a special interest in helping people document, curate, preserve, and share family history. Marian holds a BA from the City University of New York and a MBA from Long Island University in New York. Her long-running genealogy blog provides practical tips and ideas at https://ClimbingMyFamilyTree.blogspot.com.