Mon., July 24, 2017 at 6:30pm


Mon., July 24, 2017 at 12:00am

Event Venue

Salem Public Library

821 E. State St.

Salem, OH



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“Preserving Your Family Treasures” will be presented by Deb Root Shell on July 24, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Quaker Room at Salem Public Library. Ms. Shell will discuss preservation of family documents, photographs and scrapbooks. A brief history of paper production in the United States gives the background of why paper deteriorates over time. Examples of what to do, and what NOT to do, to best preserve precious paper and photographic treasures, will be given. Sources of preservation materials will also be discussed.

Registration is required and may be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling the library at 330-332-0042. This presentation is open to the public and free of cost to attend. Salem Public Library is located at 821 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

Deb Root Shell is a retired librarian and archivist, having worked as a public library reference librarian and as a manuscripts cataloger and processor in the Manuscripts Division of the Western Reserve Historical Society Library. She holds a M.A. in History from Cleveland State University and a M.L.S. from the Kent State University School of Library Science. She has researched her family history for over 40 years. Deb is a published genealogical author and a lecturer on genealogical and historical topics. She is currently the chair of the Ohio Genealogical Society’s lineage group the Society of Civil War Families of Ohio, chair of the OGS 2017 Writing Contest and she is the 2nd vice president of the Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society. Deb is a member of many national, state and local genealogical and historical societies.