New York Archives Magazine is set to continue its Online Speaker Series with Organizing and Preserving Your Home Archives, a discussion with D. Joshua Taylor, President of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, on Tuesday, January 26th.
New York State Archivist Tom Ruller and NYG&B President Taylor will explore the best practices for maintaining home archives, including identifying materials to preserve, organizing objects and papers, and steps to ensure collections remain an integral part of your family’s story.
D. Joshua Taylor, President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher. Taylor is a frequent speaker at family history events across the globe and hosts the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow.
Thomas J. Ruller is the State Archivist of New York, a position he has held since 2015. He began his career with the State Archives as a Senior Archivist in 1988. Most recently, Ruller served as the Director of Operations for the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department from 2007 to 2015. He is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and reviews on the use of technology in Archives and the preservation of records in electronic form. He has been a consultant for several State governments and other organizations focusing on electronic records management and preservation. Ruller also served as the Deputy City Historian in his hometown of Gloversville, NY in Fulton County.
This event is free and open to the public, and will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. A direct link and password to digital meeting space will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time. For more information or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
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