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26 November 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ridgewood Public Library
125 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Sara Kiefer, Ridgewood Public Library

GSBC Annual Meeting + Presentation
Monday, 26 November, 7 PM
Ridgewood Public Library—All Are Welcome

“Picturing” Your Research—Finding, Procuring, and Preserving Family Images

Join GSBC and GSNJ Trustee Michelle D. Novak as she presents her favorite talk in Ridgewood, New Jersey!

Did you realize that you have a UNIQUE, never shared before collection of archival materials in your house right now? Your family photos!

Your research can come alive with images but finding, scanning, and preserving them can be a daunting prospect for many researchers. In this talk, we’ll look at all three—from the view of a researcher, archivist (in training), designer, and photographer, Michelle D. Novak.

She will show us how to best scan the images you have, ways to find images in collections to supplement your research, new online resources to help identify those mystery people, and share some tips for protecting the photos and artifacts for future generations. (P.S., It’s her favorite talk!)

Preserving and sharing your family's images is a great project to undertake during the Holidays—and the tech needed should be on your Holiday wish list.

Free and open to the public—all are welcome. 

Michelle D. Novak is President of [MND] (, a NYC Brand-Design agency and a graduate of RISD and BU Genealogical Research. She is a Trustee of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey (www.gsnj,org); the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, NJ; Project Administrator for the Early New Jersey Land Records Project (, and is Editor of the GSBC’s national award-winning newsletter, The Archivist.She also is a current MI (Masters of Information and Library Sciences) candidate at Rutgers University.