Interest: Genealogy & Local History
Published: July 15, 2022
Have you checked out the A.P. Marshall African American Oral History Archive?
Published: April 7, 2022
Genealogists rejoice! On April 1, the United States National Archives released the 1950 Census records, 72 years after it was conducted, as required by U.S. law. The following website has been set up with access to all the records, plus additional resources: https://1950census.archives.gov/ For those looking for a bit more assistance with navigating the new records, the National Archives has a series of presentations through May. The videos and slides are also available after the presentation date to refer back to. Find all the information here.
Published: February 8, 2022
The Veterans History Project, part of the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center, collects oral histories of American veterans, including those from Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County. Now, thanks to Eastern Michigan University, the Washtenaw County veteran interviews have been digitized and collected in an online archive. The digital archive contains interviews with veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the homefront, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Check out the archive here!
Ypsi Stories Episode 16: Red Lines and Racial Covenants: A Brief History of Housing Segregation in Ypsilanti and Beyond
Published: February 2, 2022
Episode 16 of Ypsi Stories.
Ypsi Stories Episode 15: Tracing your Ancestral Path with the Washtenaw County African American Genealogy Society
Published: January 19, 2022
Episode 15 of Ypsi Stories.
Published: December 2, 2021
Episode 14 of Ypsi Stories.
Published: November 24, 2021
It has officially been one year since the first episode of the Ypsi Stories podcast.
Published: November 5, 2021
Episode 13 of Ypsi Stories.
Published: October 28, 2021
Episode 12 of Ypsi Stories.
A list of over 1,000 digitally-accessible newspaper collections across Michigan.
Published: September 1, 2021
Episode 11 of Ypsi Stories.
Published: August 4, 2021
Episode 10 of Ypsi Stories.
Published: May 5, 2021
Episode 7 of Ypsi Stories.
Published: April 6, 2021
Episode 6 of Ypsi Stories.
Published: April 1, 2021
If you have heirlooms, photographs, LP records, books, textiles and other good stuff that you’ve wanted to save and preserve, Preservation Week 2021 is meant for you. The American Library Association highlights the importance of preservation of personal and shared collections by designating a week in April each year to bring awareness to saving our legacy. Check out these resources, book lists, and local events to learn more.
Here are guides to taking care of items worth preserving. An ounce of preservation : a guide to the care of papers and photographs This book is a comprehensive guide to the environmental conditions that damage documents and photographs, and the appropriate preventative measures. There are also instructions to clean and repair items, locating and working with a conservator and arrange document and photograph collections. Find in catalog How to archive family photos : a step-by-step guide to organize and share your photos digitally A practical how-to guide for organizing your growing digital photo collection, digitizing and preserving heirloom family …
Published: March 3, 2021
Episode 5 of Ypsi Stories.
Scrapbook storytelling : save family stories and memories with photos, journaling and your own creativity
A guide to scrapbooking and journaling collects tips and techniques for preserving memories, photographs, and family stories.
Restoration and photographic copying; the techniques of copying and restoring old and damaged photographs.
Learn about the conservation and restoration of old photographs.
Taylor outlines in straightforward steps how to save your family photographs by using the methods that conservators and photo curators use everyday. You’ll learn how to Identify the types of damage already done to the photos in your collection, take care of all your photos so that damage is a thing of the past, select a conservator to repair damaged photos and preserve your digital images.