State Archives Preserve the Tapestries of Ancestors’ Lives (Part I)

By Jeanne Rollberg The current film “Jackie” depicts the American former first lady, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, as saying, “Objects and artifacts last longer than people.” She might have been reflecting on that particularly because the film shows the aftermath of the death of assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963.  Objects, artifacts, newspapers, collections and…

Archival Survival

Archival Survival Part II: Colorado, Michigan, & New Mexico State Archives And Your Family Tree

By Jeanne Rollberg Having just celebrated America’s birth on July 4, Americans are reminded that it’s time to get re-dedicate ourselves to documenting our immigrant ancestors and their families’ contributions to America. With disappearing resources such as access to most FamilySearch microfilms at libraries after September 1, researchers may turn increasingly to critical state archives and other essential online and offline…