Preserving and Sharing Your Family History

Instructor:  John Elberfeld and Jane McLean

  • Thursday Afternoon
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Materials Recommended

We all have artifacts, including letters, textiles, documents, or heirlooms, that tell our family’s story. In the first three sessions, the instructors will present a three-part process for decision-making, as well as current methods for handling, cleaning, and storing family items. During the final three weeks, they will offer ideas–low-tech to high-tech–for passing on your history to family members, the local area, or the global community. They will provide an extensive handouts, many artifacts for observation, opportunities for guided research, and time for questions at each class.

Recommended: Writing materials and a three-ring binder.

John Elberfeld is a retired math/science/computer teacher and amateur genealogist. He received a master’s degree from the University of Rochester, Rochester NY. Jane McLean is a retired speech-language pathologist, special educator, and community theater performer. She holds a master’s degree from SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo NY. This husband-and-wife team has training and experience in archival techniques, creating exhibits, and historical research. They have collaborated on several projects, including “Helderberg Hilltowns” for Arcadia Publishing’s” Images of America” series