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Friday, June 6, 2008

Rescuring Family Records - David Carmichael

Rescuing Family Records: A Disaster Planning Guide.

By David Carmicheal. Iowa City, Iowa: Council of State Archivists, 2007. 24 pages 8 ½ x 11, $10.00 paperback, see at
Available in time for American Archives Month (October) and Family History Month (October). Do you have a birth certificate, diploma, marriage license and deed or driver’s license, death certificate? To help families prepare for potential disaster, the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) provide this useful guide. The manual categorizes the records and suggests appropriate methods of duplicating the records that protect a family's finances, health, civil rights, and family history. It includes a checklist of records and even discusses whether you should have some documents certified before a crisis. The booklet, with its chart of disposition, is clearly intended to be used and kept by families to safeguard their future.

At this affordable price (add $3 for shipment), it’s a good pamphlet to have around the house if you can’t get a copy at the library. If they don’t have one, suggest it.
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