Denise May Levenick

Denise May Levenick is the author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes (Family Tree Books, 2012) and How to Archive Family Photos (Family Tree Books, 2015) and owner of TheFamilyCurator.com blog and website. She presents workshops and seminars, and is the course coordinator for “Family Archiving in the Digital Age” at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.

How Bad Photos Can Make Good Genealogy

Posted by Denise May Levenick on August 25, 2015 in Website

by Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator Sometimes you don’t have a choice when it comes to finding your ancestor in old photographs. You are happy to take anything, even if it’s a tiny face in a crowd of college grads or a stern-faced soldier in the back row of long panorama. Group photos present Read More

Organizing and Preserving a Family Photo Collection

Posted by Denise May Levenick on July 17, 2015 in Research

This is a guest post by Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator Photographs are the treasures of any family history collection. Documents can verify kinship and share the details of everyday life, but photos allow us to see firsthand the same eyes or broad smile we inherited from our forebears. Organizing all those photos may Read More

Preserving the Past: Old Family Photo Albums

Posted by Denise May Levenick on May 14, 2015 in Website

Guest Post by Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator Before the digital photo book there was the Real Photo Album. You’re holding an “antique” if you inherited an old photo album with soft black paper and a hand-tied string binding. The prints might have been artfully arranged and placed on the page with paper photo Read More

5 Tips to Control Family Photo Chaos

Posted by Denise May Levenick on April 28, 2015 in Website

From the new book How to Archive Family Photos by Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator How many photos are stuck on your smartphone? The tremendous growth of digital photography is a mixed blessing for family memories. Instead of one roll of film that might last through an entire vacation, with today’s digital photos there’s Read More

Plan Ahead: Protect Your Genealogy from Disaster

Posted by Denise May Levenick on March 11, 2015 in Website

With spring floods and hurricane season just around the corner, a recent episode of Genealogy Roadshow shared a story with a timely reminder for “genealogy preparedness.”  New Orleans resident Andrew Sentilles came to the the New Orleans Board of Trade Episode of the PBS Genealogy Roadshows how looking for help to recreate the family history he lost when Read More