I have been at this a while now. This thing they call genealogy. In addition, I LOVE photos. They are my weak spot. Always have been. After looking at the mound of family photos that my grandmother has taken/saved, I know it must be in the DNA somewhere!
I went to Ohio to visit my cousin and celebrate her daughter’s graduation from High School. Where does the time go? I’m at the stage in life where I am amazed how quickly time is passing and that everyone seems to be aging, but I feel the same. Anyway, I digress…
My grandmother, whom I have blogged about, in my Confessions, passed away 2 years ago. When I went to Ohio over the last weekend, my cousin told me that she had a few things for me since I am the one most interested in our family’s history.
I must say, I wasn’t quite expecting this -
The binders are the family history that my aunt had been working on – each side of the family has a binder as well has her ex-husband’s side of the family.
There are two boxes, as you can see, and a briefcase. There are all kinds of good things inside! The lady on top is my great-grandmother, Frances Stefanska Zielinska.
Now, the work begins. In order to do this collection justice, I need to do an inventory as well as get a plan together on how to organize the photos, certificates, and other items.
Once I have everything separated out, I will be putting them in archival albums and the like. I will also be the ‘mad scanner’ as I scan each item and catalog it.
It sounds like a chore to some, but to me it is very exciting to see what new treasures I will find each day!
I will do separate blog posts during the coming weeks for all the things that I find and how I am scanning and organizing items, so be on the lookout for updates and/or tips!