Preservation Station RESOURCES


My Personal Preservation Workbook & Planner

The My Personal Preservation Workbook will guide you, with step by step instructions, through 1) identifying your projects, 2) organizing your workflow, 3) tackling the projects one by one, and lastly 4) it will help you set up your own organizational and archival system, so that you can easily identify what has been completed and where everything is stored and shared.
After working through the workbook you can tackle all of your projects by using the My Personal Preservation Planner to identify, document, and track all of your projects as you go. It can even be saved to share with future generations so they know what’s been preserved and where to find it.


Join us to learn “How to become a Preservation Whiz! What to do with all those photos and documents.” WITH our special guest Melissa Barker, The Archive Lady! This is an exciting month to really dig into what you have in your treasure trove of family pics and records and learn how to preserve it.

 Amy Nielson is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Her focus is on helping people identify and work through barriers that interfere with having a joyful life. She has been a counselor for over 10 years and worked in the social services field for 10 years before that. 

Got photos, journals, and heirlooms to scan? We are talking to Shotbox – the leader in creative tabletop photography.

Come meet our partner Collectionaire! Learn about saving precious family photos, videos and memories to the cloud.

Products we recommend

50% Off

Each participant will receive a coupon for 1/2 off for two years to Collectionaire to build their Family History and “Best Memories” Collection.

Use coupon code: 2020CONNECT


Receive a $20 discount off of your Memories Preservation System.

The SHOTBOX Memories Preservation System – Includes Full Add-On Bundle + Shutter Release Cable + Free Shipping

Use coupon code: Connections20  

2 for 1 Movie

Get 2 edited 45 minute HD movies for the price of one. Valid with the purchase or rental of our enhancement kit.

Use coupon code: conexp2020  

Additional resources


Use this question generator to see how much you know about your family.


Create a fun meme with some of your photos.


Click below for a 5 minute idea that will help you connect with family past and present. 

Connections Shop

Help make some family connections with these grab and print gifts.

That's A Wrap!

We've concluded our experiment!

Thank you for participating! We've loved connecting with you!

We want to keep our resources available as long as possible, and will continue to do so while the funds last. Our products and digital downloads will also remain available through the end of the year, these funds will be used to support the website, so be sure to grab them soon. 


Complement your 21day experiment with Your DNA Guide—the Book. It takes you step-by-step through the various ways of using DNA to answer questions about your origins.


Joining us from RootsTech Connect? Press play!

(Be sure to visit our shop and use the 20% off code ROOTSTECH)

Choose Your reminder SErvice


Receive daily emails with your daily plan prompts and information about other events and connection opportunities.

CLICK HERE and enter your email address to be added to this email list.



Receive a text before events.

TEXT the message @FCE-Events to the number 81010.  *If you have trouble, try texting @FCE-Events to (224) 324-3285. 


Download the Connections Experiment App from the
Google Play store for easy access to daily plan prompts.


Join Us

We’re gearing up for our next experiment starting October 1, 2020 for Family History month!

We would love to have you join us! Simply sign up below and we’ll send you a reminder when the initial survey and plans are up! 

We can’t wait to participate in another experiment with you!