Hoarder to Order: Join us for the Record Rescue

Hoarder to Order: Join us for the Record Rescue

You don’t need to be a hoarder to need a family record rescue. The backbone of our family history, family records like letters, journals, and photos are at risk of being lost, damaged, or thrown away.  In my presentation “Hoarder to Order: A step-by-step family record rescue” , we’ll walk through the essential steps transforming your family records into an archive that is preserved, accessible, and searchable.  Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll be covering in a presentation packed with tips, comparisons, collaborative ideas, and access to organizational templates.

  • When: Thursday, March 1st at 1:30 p.m.
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Where: Ballroom J
  • Session Number: RT9825

Intro: Family Records at Risk

Step 1: Prepare

  1. Find your “Why”
  2. Set the Scope
  3. Rescue Team Assemble!

Step 2: Gather

  1. Inventory
  2. Records

Step 3: Digitize

  1. Scan
  2. Process
  3. Add Data

Step 4: Preserve

  1. Physical
  2. Digital

Step 5: Transform

  • Index
  • Print
  • Connect

ROOTSTECH CLASS SCHEDULE

Stop by our “Open House” and say hello!

Along with exhibitors Shotbox and Flip-Pal, Kindex will be part of a larger exhibit focused on family record preservation and archiving. This will be a fun, collaborative effort where you can wander through our “home” and discover how to rescue your family records. Kindex will be in booths 1303, 1402, 1404 adjacent to the Heirloom Show & Tell. 

CHECK OUT THE EXPO HALL

New Kindex Feature Release Today

New Kindex Feature Release Today

We are excited to announce the release of a major update to Kindex archival software, with several new features that will make creating your searchable family archive faster and easier.  We’ve maximized space, improved archive organization, and enhanced record navigation and transcription. Check out the updates below or watch our Kindex Feature Update video.

Organize & Browse Your Archive

  • Enjoy an expanded viewing area for your records
  • Access tools to add, filter, move, and delete records
  • Click a record to view or edit (add a transcription, description, or metadata). Note removal of “Transcribe” on record thumbnail. Purple checkmarks indicate indexing is complete.
  • View All Records or Indexed Records
  • View your archive record total and indexing progress

Manage Your Collections

  • View Collection record totals
  • Organize your Collections by using Sub-Collections
  • Use collections to filter your record views or search
  • Hover over record number to edit or move Collections

View & Transcribe Records

Navigate your Archive

  • When a record is open, you can view and edit records consecutively with new new navigation buttons above the record
  • The same navigation buttons appear below,  along with a Save button
  • A button under the transcription shows indexing progress as Complete or In Progress. When a transcription is done, click the “Read it!” link to read the completed transcription

We hope you enjoy this update. Let us know what you think!

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