Melissa Barker "The Archives Lady"
Melissa Barker “The Archives Lady”

Do you know how to preserve your family artifacts? Today we’re talking about how to keep those family heirlooms, documents, bibles, newspapers and more…  safe and dry for future generations.

Today’s guest is known as “The Archives Lady” her name is Melissa Barker. She is a Certified Archives Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. 

I love her blog called the Genealogist in the Archives. She is the reviews editor for the  Federation of Genealogical Societies magazine called The Forum and writes regularly for the website Abundant Genealogy… as well as a biweekly column for the local newspaper.

Let’s learn about becoming a home archivist from The Archives Lady herself, Melissa Barker!

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD Melissa’s “Home Archivist Tool Kit, but product links are also provided below.

CLICK HERE FOR Melissa’s “The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro!” handout.

Below are the links to Home Archivist Tool Kit products discussed in the video…

The Home Archivist Tool Kit Links

Reprinted here with permission from Melissa Barker.

Tool Box #2 Pencils

SAKURA COLOR PROD AMERICA Identi-Pen, Fine/Extra-Fine Tips, Waterproof, Low-Odor, Black

Soft Make-Up Brushes

Micro Spatula

Scientific Labwares Lab Micro Double Ended Spatula Round/Tapered Arrow End, Flat Ends 50 mm X 9 mm, 7" Length, Stainless Steel

White Cotton Gloves

Soot and Dirt Cleaning Sponge

Lineco Document Repair Tape

More Archival Materials

Lineco Buffered Acid-Free Interleaving Tissue Paper pack of 100 sheets, 10 ” x 15, White

Find Melissa Barker, Certified Archives Manager, at the Houston County, TN. Archivist



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