As of 2017-11-17, I'm still waiting for reply from the Local History and Genealogy Collection Development of the US Library of Congress, to my email on 2017-11-13:

My late mother spent many hours researching
our family history in various US libraries, 
and made special trips to Europe to visit 
sites and people.  Would her collection of 
genealogical materials be of interest to the 

Our family is quite ordinary, with the possible 
exception that she is buried in a National 
Cemetery; my living father served in the military.

I would not be offended if you answered no, but 
would appreciate hearing back either way.

For reference, this is the LoC page on the topic:


Anyone care to share experiences submitting genealogy materials, published or unpublished, to LoC? In particular, I'm looking for any tips or considerations, such as

  • pros and cons
  • formats
  • original materials or copies
  • via Copyright Office or direct
  • @ColeValleyGirl from its history I cannot see any suggested edits on this question but I just approved one on Richard's other question by you.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 22:51
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    @Richard - if you're posting here, I think that makes you an enthusiast anyway. And you likely have some expertise to share too. You're learning about dealing with the LoC, for one thing, and so could share that knowledge later if someone else asks. You're certainly welcome here!
    – AndyW
    Commented Nov 17, 2017 at 9:32
  • Meta question : genealogy.meta.stackexchange.com/q/3302/6485
    – user6485
    Commented Nov 18, 2017 at 9:23
  • Apologies for not answering your original question sooner -- I've been meaning to, but it takes time to write a thoughtful answer.
    – Jan Murphy
    Commented Nov 19, 2017 at 21:42


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