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Pamela Nye

Pamela Nye has written 7 posts for Phoenix Research and Designs

Saving the Artwork

If you have lots of artwork from your kids, your nieces/nephews, or friends of the family, and are starting to drown in colorful paperwork, you need some solutions. There are only so many empty spaces on your refrigerator. Trying to find a large chunk of time to work on this project will be next to … Continue reading

Conservation Online

If you ever have a conservation question, but don’t know where to turn, don’t search the Internet aimlessly, hoping you have found the right answer. Go immediately to: http://cool.conservation-us.org/ CoOL, an online resource operated by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics … Continue reading

Grandma’s Attic

Have you ever had to go through a deceased family member’s records, and wondered what you should be saving? When there is little to no context, it can be difficult to determine what was important or not important to the person who saved it in the first place. Here are some examples of documents and other … Continue reading

Reading Microfilm

When I began working at the Georgia Archives, one of the first skills I learned was how to work the microfilm reader. What always amazed me then was how much information is contained within a single microfilm roll, not to mention the amount contained within the microfilm library. Thousands of sheets of paper, transformed into … Continue reading

Nonprofit Records Management

My father came to me with an interesting problem this week. The church he and my mother attend had a minor flooding issue, and the carpets in the back rooms were soaked. Unfortunately, that is also where the great majority of the church’s more recent records are stored. Luckily, the water did not get high … Continue reading

Who do you think you are?

My in-depth introduction to genealogy was through the Georgia Department of Archives and History in Atlanta, Georgia. One of my first assignments was to work on my own family, so that I would have a better understanding of patrons’ issues and needs when they came in to do research. My mother’s side of the family … Continue reading

Electronic Records

My first post, appropriately enough, will be on the subject of electronic records. These are the records that everyone knows that they need to do something with, but are not quite sure where to start. The more organized among us will have proper folder titles that are descriptive, standardized file names, and off-site (or cloud) … Continue reading

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