Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc.

To the past, present and future generations

Donating your genealogy materials is a win/win situation for all concerned. It enhances the holding of the local genealogy society, it provides a safe haven for your materials, and it enhances genealogy research by many people for generations to come.

1.  A list or index of all the specific items that are being donated, with the name, address, telephone number and email address of the person who is donating the materials.  This information should be in a notebook with the paper in a plastic sleeve.
2.  All materials should be grouped together – Books, Computer Disks/Pen Drives, CDs, File Folders, Pictures, Misc., etc.
3.  All like materials should be filed in labeled folders, notebooks, etc. and placed in alphabetical order.
4.  Notify your family members and other related organizations about where your materials are available.

There are also certain requirements that you may desire to expect of the local genealogy society/library that you have chosen to receive your materials. You or your family should receive a thank-you note pertaining to your donation. Furthermore, the materials should remain in an attractive collection of the name of your choice and a date on a sign (The Jane Doe Genealogy Collection – 1900 - 2005), the materials should remain under lock and key when not in use, your family is to be notified if something happens to the collection, etc. By: Hazel Roche’

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