Does this sound familiar?

  • You don’t know where your children’s baby pictures are.
  • Your grandmother’s recipe collection—cherry tarts, parmesan popovers—is getting dusty and brittle in the attic.
  • Your pictures are crammed in boxes: bent, ripped, stuck together. Is that mold?  
  • You worry about your bins of Mom and Dad’s papers stored in the basement.
  • You know that you should take care of your family history, but you don’t know what to do. You feel overwhelmed.

Now imagine...

  • Having all of your most treasured family memories in one spot. 
  • Being able to enjoy and share your treasures anytime you wish.
  • Finding the exact item you’re looking for in a matter of seconds.
  • Creating special albums for reunions, anniversaries, or birthdays.
  • Passing on your precious memories to your descendants and even future researchers.

Everyone has "stuff." 

They are the keepsakes you’ve created in your life as well as the papers and photographs you’ve inherited. These items are most forgotten about until disaster or tragedy strikes. Your phone with irreplaceable pictures of your children dies. A flood or fire destroys your wedding albums. A loved one passes away and you realize you knew little about his life.

If you don’t think family papers and photographs matter, wait until they are the only things you have left.

I’ve developed a unique personal and family heritage preservation service. 

Using my years of experience as an archivist, I can unlock for you the preservation techniques used by the finest museums around the world, customized for you. During the consultation, we’ll discuss what your collections contain, assess their conditions, and develop strategies for care and handling.

You'll be working with me directly; I never subcontract out this work.

When an expert guides you, organizing your "stuff" isn't overwhelming. It's easy!

After our consultation, you'll have the peace of mind knowing that what matters most to you is well-preserved. Plus, you’ll:

  • Gain clarity about the goals of your family or personal history legacy.
  • Find focus so you’ll know what to do next in achieving those goals. 
  • Get momentum by using the results of my consultation to spring you into action.
  • Prioritize your time by doing activities that will have the most impact on your family legacy.
  • Make better decisions by knowing what to do to protect your memories.

Which Family Archives Package is right for you? 

I offer three tiers of service:

THE SILVER PACKAGE

I'll consult with you on the phone to discuss your pressing needs for your family treasures. You will receive a recording of our conversation to document our findings. I can also set up a series of calls within a time frame of your choosing to help keep you on track on larger archival projects. A typical call lasts an hour, which costs $150. 

THE GOLD PACKAGE

I'll visit your home for an in-person consultation. After evaluating your collections, I'll provide a customized preservation plan within days that will provide easy and affordable steps to take. This is my most popular package. Prices range from $250 to $1,500, depending on collection size and travel costs. 

THE PLATINUM PACKAGE

Want to organize your family papers, but don't have the time or the patience? Working as your personal archivist, I'll preserve and organize your family papers and photographs of all kinds into a neatly labeled, easy-to-access archive for you and your descendants. I can organize letters, photographs, diaries, deeds, news clippings, diplomas, and military and legal papers into a logical, labeled system and rehouse these items in preservation-safe enclosures. I can work from your genealogical notes and records if desired. You will receive clearly labeled boxes with a convenient guide to understanding how your collection is organized. Projects range from $1,600 to $10,000, depending on the size of the collection, and includes pick-up and delivery of materials and/or on-site travel, preservation supplies, and time spent arranging, describing, and processing.

My goal is to delight my clients and exceed their expectations.

After our call, I was so motivated. I've started to save and backup my digital photos. Your expertise saved me so much time and worry. —Meg, a Silver Package client

At my parent's 50th wedding anniversary, we surprised them with a book of their photos and letters. Mom and Dad were delighted! Now that the family "stuff" is organized, I can make keepsakes for other events. Your visit inspired me to create more memories. —Josephine, a Gold Package client

What a transformation! You picked up those jumbled boxes and returned with everything so orderly. Mom and I spent the afternoon reminiscing as we looked through everything. I can't remember the last time we felt more close. —Beth, a Platinum Package client's daughter

Since each consultation is one-of-a-kind, I’ll need to know more before we begin.

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