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Genealogy Program: Legacy Planning by Patricia Burrow
What happens to your research after you are gone?
Date: 6/17/2014 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Location: Central Park Libary Margie Edinger Room
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, California 95051

Legacy Planning usually refers to your will, trusts and medical directives. Have you thought about what is going to happen to your family history research? Those file cabinets, folders, binders and archival boxes full of memorabilia? Do your children know what to do with it all? We all know that, if it looks “important”, it has a better chance of avoiding the dumpster cut. Let’s talk about some of the things we can do to ensure that those hard found stories do not get lost again and family history research is preserved for future generations.

 Our speaker, Patricia Burrow has been researching family history for almost a decade and has collected files, folders, binders and mounds of memorabilia. She has expertise in project management from a career in the Silicon Valley tech world. She has published several articles and stories about her ancestors and is working on a book about her adopted grandmother and the two families that loved her. In addition to lecturing, she leads several groups in the genealogy community.  One of her passions is teaching Reunion for the Mac and other Apple programs as tools used for genealogy research. Her mantra is, “Your kids won’t throw away a book with their surname on it. Publish, publish, publish.” She will share her ideas on how you can make your own research last for generations to come.

Program sponsored by the Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society.