Archiving Your Family History: Digital Preservation

Are you overwhelmed with generations of family photos? Do you need help learning to preserve digital photos and documents? Are you struggling to tell your family's story?  This series, Archiving Your Family History, is for you!  Join us as we welcome Rhonda Chadwick of LenaSalina Legacy Preservation to learn how to select and protect the most important aspects of our family histories with a 21st-century approach to archiving. This program is cumulative and it is strongly encouraged that participants register for all four sessions. If you are interested in attending the digital preservation session on November 5th, it is strongly recommended that you attend the October 22nd sessions. 

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. DIGITAL PRESERVATION: Fulfilling the Library of Congress' initiative to have libraries teach patrons how to create a digital legacy, this class teaches long-term preservation strategies for email, social media pages, and photographs, & websites. It also teaches how to approach digitizing old VHS tapes, papers, photographs, and books.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. STORYTELLING: This session outlines many ways people can tell stories. We'll discuss setting up a family Facebook page, blogging as a way of storytelling, and how to create a memory book or do an oral history. For those inspired to write, we'll discuss the differences between writing an autobiography, memoir, or a book of essays and present creative ways of using journaling as a storytelling device. 

This series is generously funded by the Scituate Education Foundation and the Friends of the Scituate Town Library. 

Rhonda Chadwick has master's degrees in both History and Library Science. She has worked at a number of institutions including the Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, and the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA. When she was going through grad school she couldn’t help but think that individuals and families would benefit from the knowledge of properly archiving their personal items. Her new mission is to teach people how to use best practices in storing their photographs, documents, and artifacts.  She hopes to inspire people to preserve their documents, create a family legacy and tell their stories and the stories of those who have gone before them.

To learn more about Rhonda Chadwick and LenaSalina Legacy Preservation, visit

Saturday Nov 5, 2022
10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Ann Lattinville    7815458727
Community Room
There are 68 spaces available.