Denise May Levenick is a writer, researcher, and speaker with a passion for preserving and sharing family treasures of all kinds. In every family, someone inherits the “stuff.” Denise inherited her first family archive from her grandmother – a trunk filled with photos, letters, documents, and lots of “miscellaneous stuff,” and is now the caretaker ofseveral family collections. She has adapted professional archival techniques to the family archive and shares her experiences at her website, www.TheFamilyCurator.com, and in her book, How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records (Family Tree Books, 20112).
A frequent lecturer and magazine contributor, Denise is Chairman of the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Student Genealogy Grant program for assisting young genealogists. She is a former high school English and journalism teacher, and holds a master’s degree in English literature. Denise is a native Angeleno who grew up in Orange County, California, and now lives in Pasadena with her family and growing archive.